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...
...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!