Tuesday, June 12, 2007

been a while...

i know, i know....
where have i been?
well, since i last wrote, we've all been super busy, as always! i will start with this past friday's Preschool trip with tyler's class to the Assiniboine Zoo!!! what a sunny, beautiful and fun day we all had. ALL? mom, dad, grandma and even courtney got out of school for the day to enjoy some good quality family time together at the zoo! we started off at 9:30am in the Zoo Education Centre classroom with a presentation and small guided tour...the rest of the day we were on our own to explore! we stayed for lunch there and didn't leave until 3pm! the kids loved seeing all the new little babies around...as you can see a few of their favorites here, but tyler's favorite babies were the little prairie dogs...

...tyler's favorite prairie dog babies...




...our own little favorites...


..and then we had a busy saturday and sunday outdoors at the Forks with courtney's two day dance competition! man, was it a scorcher, but we all toughed it out in the heat, once again!
courtney danced very well and between both days she finished 3rd overall out of a pretty tough group of dancers. once again, we're very proud of all her hard work and love of dance.
(although i am very happy we are finished with competitions now until the fall....YIPEE!)
so, WAY TO GO PUNKY on a great weekend and your 6 new medals!


...we were very happy to have grandma liz griffin come for the first time to one of courtney's competitions...thank you for all your support and sharing in a rewarding day for courtney!
and thank you also to my mom who attended both days with lots of hugs too and encouragement, for courtney and ME!

..are you still wanting more????
i have been working on a home project with tyler on our own about the canada goose. we have been visiting the library and reading books and watching videos and so much more! i have been getting all kinds of kid friendly info and activity sheets off the internet as well to give him lots of 'work' to learn about! yesterday, i had plans to take him and his disposable camera to a nearby park to take some pictures of some geese and hopefully some goslings too...
i had called my grandparents ( both 86 years old ) earlier in the afternoon to see how they were doing and grandma wasn't having a good day. i told them of my plans with tyler and invited and encouraged them to come along with us for a bit to get out of the house. she had to think about it. when she called me back to tell me OK they wanted me to get them too, i was elated!
tyler and i picked them up and off we went to kilcona park....
to our pleasant surprise, after not seeing much action on the lakes, we found one single family near the golf course gates who gratefully and anxiously met us with our bag of bread crumbs we had ready for them! tyelr and i were snapping away with our cameras and grandma was like a giddy little girl throwing them the bread crumbs and seeing them all come running to her with their happy little bellies! grandpa was content sitting very close nearby in the van watching....(it's very hard for him to walk around much )
anyway...here's a few results from our adventure yesterday!
thank you god for such a special happy afternoon!
i will never forget this!







{MELT}







{i can still hear her calling to them, giggling and ohhhing and awwing...}












thanks to this darling family of mom, dad and 9 goslings who sure made our day....we'll come see you again soon!




STAY TUNED FOR MORE CANADA GOOSE ADVENTURES...
TYLER AND I WENT TO SEE MORE GEESE TODAY, PIC'S ARE COMING!!!





6 comments:

Tara LeClaire said...

Hee hee, I love your blogs - they are always so heartwarming. Congratulations Courtney on a job well done! Glad to hear you had a great day at the Zoo, that's always fun. I love the Lemurs - did you see them? There's a baby right now that is so cute...
Talk soon, love ya!
Tara

Kim said...

hey tara...
yep, i don't think we missed one single animal in the zoo that day! we did see the little baby lemur...the mom put on quite the show for us with her baby too...most enjoyable and very sweet to see! i just couldn't get a good picture of it though.
thanks for your congrats to courtney, it really means a lot tara!
:o)

Elizabeth Zoppa said...

Hi Kim,
Glad you had fun at the zoo. I had no idea the zebras had a baby - cool picture!
I'm hoping to get back into scrapbooking as soon as school ends and I look forward to your fall classes.

Liz

Kim said...

there were actually 2 baby zebras there...this was one family and the other zebra was a little older...courtney and tyler had a real good chuckle when the older one was running around, it kicked up it's legs and tooted at the same time...REAL LOUD...it was kinda funny and made us all giggle too!

Elizabeth Zoppa said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks for your soccer suggestion. I'm always on the lookout for great ideas.
Just wanted to let everyone know that Costco has a great deal on a rolling cart(about $26.00) that is perfect for holding all your scrapbooking accessories when you go to Kim's hall crops.

Kim said...

YES...costco does have a nifty little rolling tote for around $25 right now. i saw it today actually!
BUT it only has this flimsy cloth 'lid' to cover all your goodies up with so you would have to be VERY careful not to tip it over or you will have a major spill!! (no zipper to close)
LIZ...i am buying my digital camera tonight!!! i'm sooo excited! it's a canon.
:O)