Monday, December 03, 2007

The Party

Holly's party this year was a skating party. It really was what she wanted! LOL
I really wasnt sure it would work, because the only way to get ice was to get it RIGHT after school, which we could not do cause we would not get to skate, or to get it on a day off school.
There was an inservice day 3 days after Holly's Birthday.
But many people work and their kids would only get to the party if they had a babysitter or someone else take them.
I eventually decided that if even a few kids could come, that would be better than nothing or the trouble we had last year getting the party to fit into everyone else's parties. This is a mad birthday time of year!!

Surprisingly, about 25 or so kids made it to the party! I really am so glad their parents and others were able to get them there, because they had the whole ice to themselves!
About half of the ice was hockey, and the other half was free skating, although they all got to try shooting the puck and they all skated aimlessly for awhile. :)

There were some kids there who had never skated, and some kids who were really good at it. And there were lots of parents there, and many of them came out to skate too! :)

What a great big grin, she is so happy to be having her party!

Lane and Lexie :)

Cole played goalie for most of the skating time, with everyone trying to shoot past him!

There were only a few who could! lol mostly dads ;)

Holly in her new gear and sock colours, having a good time :)

Katelyn skating:)

Annika has improved a lot in her skating from this time last year! She's really confident on the ice!
Except when she is being silly and making Ice Angels.

Holly and Lane

Taylor certainly stood out in a crowd!

Cole was hot and came out of the goalie gear for awhile.

The kids somehow realised that the adults would pull them around with the hockey sticks.

Which became a popular event. Hmmmm Scott seemed to have disappeared at this point. Thank goodness for Dads who would pull these kids cause I didnt get very far at it! Seriously heavy kids LOL!

The line up waiting to be tugged around!

Lane taking a break :)

One of the highlights for Holly was getting to wear Joel's Bearcats Jersey.

She really thought she was something else, getting to be a Bearcat for a day :)

It was quite something special for her to get to wear Joel's jersey ;) I think there's a little bit of Hero worship going on there lol. Holly is a fan of those Sellers lol

Holly's friends were extremely generous and she was pleased to pick many of her presents to donate to the Christmas Index, a program that gathers Christmas Presents for less fortunate children. As hard as it was for her to part with some, she feels very good about doing something for other children. This is a good time of year :)

Holly Turns 7

Last year Holly turned 6 and her birthday went on for like a month. We could not get a party planned without interferring with something else! lol
This year she turned 7 and we did pretty good to get it over with in like 4 days!

This is Holly's first picture as a 7 year old and she looks every one of those years old! I cannnot believe 7 years has gone so fast. Where is it all going?

Taylor wishes her sister a happy birthday (she really wanted to be in the photos as well!)

Annika sleepy and less than thrilled!

Holly opened her presents from us before school! She was pleased to get many things she wanted! This is the Webkinz Leopard!

And a Maple Leafs hat she really wanted!

Some under Armour to wear under her Hockey Gear...

New Hockey Skates for her big ol feet!

A Canada sweater that she wore to school on her birthday! :) She was reading me a book before school when I snapper her photo!

After School, Nanny and Grampy came in to visit! They brought along their gifts, these Maple Leafs jammies and a new set of shin guards and socks that are the same colours as her Bruins uniform!

Blowing out her 7 candles!

Everyone enjoying the cake :)
Happy 7th Birthday Holly!

Hockey in Brookfield

Holly's team has been doing really well with their practices and scrimmages, but now they are playing real games with other teams from other rinks!

This was her first game, a game in Brookfield (at 8 am no less) and we were all there bright and early! LOL

Holly did pretty good most of the game, she spent a little time on her butt :)

And she got to play center as well! they did well and i think they won the game although no one keeps score (what is the point if there is no score?)


Taylor doesnt often let me play with her hair anymore, so when she asked for braids, I put them in for her! It took ages but the result was pretty cute!

Hockey Face Update

Just a later photo, it got much darker but swelling went away, either way pretty uncomfy looking!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hockey Face

He wonders if he looks all rugged and tough with a new scar on his face. I think I will start calling him scar face.
The only thing I can say is when this puck bounced off his face, it went into the net and scored a goal. THIS is not how I would chose to score a goal, personally. I would try using a stick. but effective nonetheless.

The BedRoom Redecoration

After living in this house for 5 years we decided that we needed to repaint our bedroom. When we moved in, it was one room we had not painted, we painted the kids rooms and stuff, and we have painted the bathroom because all the unpleasant wallpaper in there came off the walls (hot steaming baths and showers DO that to wallpaper huh?) but we have not touched the bedroom or the living room because we could "live with it" the way it is. The kitchen and hall really need to be redone but we are waiting for our rail wall to be finished, and it's been 4 years now that I have been waiting, hope it isnt another 4!
So the catalyst for the whole bedroom repainting was a bed.

we usually get something for Us Parents for christmas, last year we got some new living room furniture, this year I said I wanted a new headboard/footboard. So typically Scott, he decides well we need this RIGHT NOW rather than waiting til December and Christmas. I thought we would go looking but as always, get carried away in Scott's whirlwind of shopping, and sure enough after a day of shopping in Halifax we came home to Truro and bought a bed AND a nighttable.
The whole point was to try to match the bureaus we already had. I really liked them and KICKING myself all over for not buying the headboard/footboard that matched when we bought the bureaus in Manitoba in 2000. But we already had a headboard we liked and didnt think we needed that lovely sleighbed. SHEESH. I wanted a sleighbed to match our bureaus and that is what I wanted.

That is not exactly what I got. What I did get, tho, was an almost matching bed of a name I dont exactly know lol (it aint a sleigh bed) but with big ol posts and slats. OMG it is SO HUGE!
It didnt look that big in the store. Honest!

Naturally before this bed comes home, we want to repaint the bedroom. I really HATED the border that was in there (sorry Ann, I really did) so we took out the bed and put it in the living room for 2 nights, moved the bureaus to the middle of the room, and proceeded to remove ugly border, fill holes, and clean walls.

Taking down wallpaper borders never is as easy as it shoulg be. It was a fun job. Scott estimated that we could take down the border, wash the walls, do the crackfilling, and have the first coat of paint on the walls Friday night, put a second on Saturday morning, and have the bed in by Saturday night.
Sheesh. what was he thinking?

Friday night we got the border down and the crack filling started.

We DID have the cutest little staff ever, a little hard working princess who cleaned the walls JUST LIKE DADDY:)

saturday between hockey games and helping a friend move a little we didnt get a tonne done. We did get the crackfilling and sanding done, and Scott had decided to buy tinted Primer to paint on first. I think he got that done on Saturday night. But the primer might have started Sunday morning! I dont truely remember. These things tend to turn into marathons for us. :) it only took 1.5 years to finish the bathroom.

I almost could have just kept the primer on the walls, i liked the colour that much.
But the wall colour was awesome! I spent wonderful hours painting all the adges and around the window. Its been a week and we still have to finish painting the window sills and ceiling.
LOVE the colour.

We did the painting Sunday night and Monday morning (Holiday for some of us) and the bed was delivered Monday morning and sat in our kitchen all day while the walls were drying and we were helping the friend complete the move. I think we did some shopping this day to buy a few things like lamps and shelves (still not up) for the New Room.

The bed being put together. it wasnt hard. We had kinda wanted the fellows who delivered it to put it together but we were still painting so we had to put it together. it wasnt rocket science, thank goodness. :)
LOVE it.

The bedside table next to the bed. Never had one of those before. What does one put into the drawers beside it? The bible? ;)

funky little arrangement I got to go on the shelf which is NOT hanging yet. Also going to put my awesome WORDS up on the walls, as soon as we have hooks and a level. maybe I will go looking for the words in white tomorrow.

And the bed all put together and looking messy. Sorry for the mess, but I wanted to show the bed spread and all. It's not been that long that we had our bedspread and set, and I already want a NEW ONE hehehehehhe!

To match the new room.

That looks nothing like the old room.

It's still way cleaner.