Friday, December 24, 2010

Ella's Gymnastics

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Ella has been at Twisters since we moved to BC in August. She's doing an amazing job- we couldn't be more proud of her! These videos were from a Christmas (internal) meet they had just before we left to come home. All the parents came to watch... but I think we were the loudest "cheerers!"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

the BM


I think they're starting to recognize me at the Bibles for Missions Thrift Store (or as we have shortened it to, the BM). I go there often as it's about the only store in town in my price range. Today I went in for a look around and came out with this little gem.
So, Aidan said " I need this Mom" and being the frugile one that I am... I bought it. There's a reason I bought it- and it's not because I thought it would go perfectly next to my fireplace. Both Tristan and Ella have special little fakey Christmas trees that we put up every year (in addition to our big real family tree). The trees proudly display the ornaments that have been given to them by their grandparents or the ones they've made at school. Aidan doesn't have his own tree yet. He's a few months shy of three and I haven't bought him a tree yet. I feel so guilty. So, after Christmas (THIS year), I'm going to buy him a little tree. Until then he NEEDED something special of his own to put up in our house. And the winner is.... the Noel candle.

the poo grinder




Since moving to Chilliwack, the kids and I have been enlightened as to all things "farmy." We have a 20 minute drive (one way) to school and on our route we pass many fields and farms. During the weeks when the pooh was being liberally applied to the fields we would drive with our hands over our mouths in an attempt to block out the smell. It didn't work.
The kids didn't know what a manure spreader was, so I explained the concept to them (you know, me with my big farm background and all!) Ella said, "You mean a poo grinder, Mom?" Yes, that's exactly what I mean.. and the phrase stuck. We have all become poo grinder experts.
We've also been keeping track of all the "wildlife" we see on our route. So far, we have seen: cows, horses, donkeys, chickens, sheep, eagles, and of course, there's a dog that runs across the road every morning just before we pass by. I'm sure I'm forgetting something on the list. Needless to say, it is quite a different experience from our 2 minute drive to Edison last year, where, if we were lucky, we saw a few squirrels.
So, now that's it's December, I think it's safe to assume that it's too cold to spread the manure, right? A few months of good clean air. Ahh, life in the boonies.