Saturday, March 11, 2017

100 Items #57 ~ Polar Bear Dip

I have been so bad at documenting our 100 items list. We have actually finished so much more than I have put on this blog! I will update the list right away. 

Dave managed to knock item #57 off of the list this January. He did a polar bear dip! I am so glad that he was willing to do this one because the cold and I do not get along at all. David signed up to raise money for the Special Olympics by jumping into lake Summerside which is about five minutes from our house. After raising money for a month or so it was time to jump!

The event was so well run. Everyone was scheduled to jump at a specific time and they were able to get dressed.. or undressed in the beach house before walking down to jump in. They had cut a large section of ice out and they had divers in dry suits in the water at all times. Once jumpers came out they were able to go into the warming tent or a hot tub before getting changed. 

Rick Mercer was there to cover the event for his show and that the plunge as well! David did an amazing job. It didn't even phase him when he jumped in. Everyone had wild costumes and he chose to jump in as the devil. Rick joked that he would be a believer if the water boiled when David jumped in. The kids had a great time laughing at the participants and roasting marshmallows. The whole thing was fantastic! 















Mrs. E

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

When Hockey is Life....

You guys!!!!! This little man is so good at skating!

Henry has been working so hard on his skating skills. He is right in the middle of his second session of lessons and he absolutely loves it. This sweet little thing is working so hard to improve his skills so that he is ready to go for his first Hockey season this fall. Henry's big Christmas gift this year was Hockey equipment and he can't wait to get going. We are so excited to get him registered for his first big sport! Dave has been taking him out to practice as much as possible and the results are starting to show. We have been encouraging him to wear his equipment as much as possible so he can get used to it. Let the countdown begin!












Mrs. E

Monday, February 27, 2017

Christmas 2016

It's the end of February.... which means it's just in time for a post about our Christmas. Right?!

Oh man. I'm so far behind. Time gets away from me so easily these days. Having three small children is no joke! But I know that I need to get these pictures up because it was Hugh's first Christmas! This year everything was pretty low key. We have started to establish some traditions for our little family during the holiday season. Dinners, baking, stories and quiet time. It's so nice to have the kids look forward to some of the things that they know are coming. 

Christmas Eve started with a family dinner (Chinese food) and some prep for Santa's arrival. We baked cookies and wrote a letter to Santa and his reindeer. The kids couldn't wait to set out their homemade treats and read The Night Before Christmas. My dad was also in town to celebrate, which brought the excitement up a few notches. 





Christmas morning came with so much excitement! The kids wore their new Holiday pajamas and huddled around the tree to check out the gifts. Everyone arrived for breakfast and we finished cooking while the kids took a look at their stockings. Hugh had no idea what was going on but it was so cute!
























Once breakfast was over and the gifts had been opened, everyone left us to have some quiet time and an afternoon nap before dinner. The kids checked out a few of their new gifts and we all settled down for a rest. Christmas morning is exhausting!



Christmas dinner was at David's parents house this year. Dave's Granny was able to be there which was so nice. She is 96 this year and we love to have the kids spend time with her. It's important for them to learn about where they come from and to build memories with their Great Grandparents. 

Dinner was amazing as usual. Full Turkey with all of the fixings! After dinner we spent time catching up, doing puzzles and taking photos. It was an incredible Christmas.









Mrs. E