Thursday, May 22, 2008


Golf has started for another year! Once Scott gets the BUG, it is all he can think about! Luckily he includes me on occassion!
Like today. We went to Pugwash to golf at Northumberland Links. Ive never been there before although after driving there I remember driving PAST before.

It was SO wet! There was water lying everywhere! Ugh! LOL my feet were relatively dry by the end but I think that was just because of good shoes! ha

But the greens were pretty dry and very fast! Lol

Me walking away from teeing off. My driver was Very good today, hitting most off the tees really well.
On this par 3 Scott and I both hit our ballls to the same close that they were only a foot apart! I guess this makes my drive as good as his? HAHAA no, mine was luck.

this hole goes beside the water. If you hit left, you send the ball into the Strait.

Because I actually hit more good balls today than bad ones, I will go out another day to try again. And get a better score.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Parks This Week

This past week Annika and Taylor's classes had little trips out of the classroom. I was lucky (ha) to get to go to both! Im not sure how that happened but I did LOL

The first was Annika's class walk to the park. Victoria Park isnt too far from their school, and the walk was very nice, warm, sunny, kids all being so cute.

They hung onto a rope while they walked which was good although not ideal as they made quite a game of hanging back and then running up the rope and sliding back again which was really irritating to the kids behind them and torture on the poor person who had to hold the end of the rope.

Once they were in the park they played for a few minutes and then had their snack.

Then they played for a few minutes more before being wisked off to a photo op...the older children in the school were doing something to draw attention to some Acadian event OK I cannot even remember what it was but a number of grades from their school were there and they were singing and dressed in costumes.

the little ones somewhat lost in the crowd :)
At this point we had figured out that the park was MUCH colder than the walk to the park. Its long and narrow between 2 big hills which funnels the wind and it was COLD! Annika left her coat at the school and Im annoyed that she was even allowed to do that, wasnt anyone paying attention? I caught up to the class later and couldnt go back for her coat.
After the photo was lunch. Everything tastes better when you are outside.

then we walked to the falls or what their teacher called an Acadian Well. Um news to me but ok, it was an awesome walk.
the falls are settling down and looking very nice this spring.

Then a bus returned us to the school and I took Annika home early and she spent the rest of the afternoon playing with Sage.

The next day was the class trip with Taylor's class to the Shubie Wildlife park for a Wetlands tour. This was really cool despite the fact that the park was set to open the VERY NEXT DAY so we were not allowed to go see the animals, which made Madame Very upset because they would have rebooked it had she known they would not be allowed to tour the rest of the park after the Wetlands display.

There are Peacocks walking free all over the park. they totally come really close everywhere we went.
I believe its breeding season and the lady giving the tour did say they breed at the park. If they want.

Our group first got to play wetlands games and ID some items common in wetlands such as a mushroom fungus and a beaver tail lol
they then toured through the Ducks Unlimited wetlands display and then went through a small part of the park on their way to the pond.

taylor took some photos then the camera battery died SIGH so I dont yet have photos of the rest of the day...I hope to be sent a few!

The bears in their cage hanging out

Another peacock...this one followed us to the pond where the kids dug in the mud looking for lists of bugs and worms and was messy and fun.
And this peacock was almost eating from their hands. It was eating corn pops. It later posed for a class photo

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I was Crocheting

for a special little girl :) I wanted to make something homemade for Charley and people seemed to have blankets and stuff all taken care of so I decided for her christening I would make her something special, a nice set of booties and a cape for her to wear at her christening (if her mother so chose) :):)
I started in plenty of time but underestimated how long it would take to put the ruffles on it so was finishing last minute as usual. Im so lame.

This is the cape full length it's about 2 feet long I suppose plus the hood. It could handle a lot of ribbon :)

The bottom edge with it's little ribbon bows

Little ruffled hood and neck tie :)

The matching booties that the kids thought looked an awful lot like cow boy boots so we called them Charley's cow boy Booties :)

And the shiny babe in her cape and booties just after she has been baptised and was being introduced to the church community.

She was a total angel and I love that she loves her gift. This little angel is my Goddaughter now, and I cannot wait to be a part of her life while she grows up :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hockey Hockey Hockey

Anyone who likes hockey should be aware that the International Hockey Championships are being played right now, in Canada for the first time! lol It is usually done in Europe :)
And a great deal of this is being played n Halifax, just a hop and a skip from where I live :)
AND thanks to a good friend, We have had the chance to go see games being played! Really good hockey!
On Friday we picked Holly up from school without telling her what we were doing, and we drove off to Halifax. We have not gotten to see Canada play but we on Friday we saw Finland and Latvia! The Latvia fans are amazing! They have come a really long way, and in large numbers, and they chant and dance and have costumes and drums...but the Finland fans are pretty neat too, again costumes and stuff, and totally huge numbers.

Holly on the drive down. She hadnt a clue where we were going but was making many guesses and could not imagine why her sisters were not with us. (they arent hockey fans...)

We had to park a long way from the Metro Center, glad it was a nice day :) Holly got tired and wasnt very fast so she got the ride on Daddy's Shoulders.
Now she has figured out where we are, and she's very excited! Scott is explaining some of what they are watching to her.
Game; White players are Finland and the Red are Latvia.
The look of concentration is real; Holly loves to watch hockey, although her favorite part is the fights, and there were none of those. She askes such intelligent questions and remembers everything!

During an intermission while we were wandering around this fellow saw me aiming up for a photo and he came running over and crouched behhind her...she didnt know he was there at first HAHAHAHAH it was so cute :)

Scott bought some souveniers and we model them. I merely mentioned that the scarf was nice, not that I wanted it SIGH. It hangs above the bed.

The final score, Im not sure the shots on net are accurate because I kept watching for the numbers to go up and they never seemed to move. I think the fellow was asleep at the button SIGH.
Raising the flag, singing the anthem.
And the game was over :) We hoped for overtime but it didnt happen.

after a nice walk back to the parkade and 6 floors of stairs Holly and I spent a few minutes looking off the top floor of the garage. What a view of Halifax Harbour.
And the wondergul Hollis Street ;)

Fast Forward to Monday when we had an unexpected Opportunity to go to another game, this time USA vs Norway. It was a much different game, not even a close score and different children sitting with us ;)

we had to find places for all the kids since Scott's mother could not pick them up this time. Why not?? Nanny and Grampy had their own tickets to the game, the game after ours featuring Canada and Finland (both undefeated) and they were in the Skybox. LOL nice to have friends :) we would be seeing no hockey without friends ;)
So with our tickets we took Annika and Taylor, the Non-Hockey kids. lol Scott's parents picked Holly up from school in the afternoon and as I type they are sitting in the Skybox at the Canada v Finland game, with the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Nova Scotia sitting in the arena. LOL nice eh? its a good game too, although the score isnt close; Canada is kicking BUTT! hahahaha Its on TSN.

Annika all full of smiles on the MacDonald Bridge (I think I can never remember)
Taylor on the bridge pleased to be away from school and on a road trip with mom and dad

Concentrating on driving
And oh look I was there too :)
Now in the arena, Scott dropped us off and we went to our seats while Scott parked and walked up. he suffers so....

Taylor loved the crowd and the music, she watched the game and asked lots of questions about what was going on.

Red - Norway, White - USA
Still having Fun
Chewing nails....getting a little bored although still watching the game. Annika did get bored, got herself a flag, and danced on the stairs for awhile. lol She watched attentively for a long time, gotta give her credit she was more interested than I expected :)
Final Score, 9-1 for USA. it wasnt much of a game. :(

National Anthem, raising Flag.
again at the top of the parkade, checking out the view; the kids loved it and think Halifax is so beautiful lol.

Loving this hockey Tournament!