Sunday, 27 September 2009

Aiden Plays Hockey

Today was one of Aiden's first practice sessions of the season and you can see some of his competitiveness showing in the picture.  Only two kids scored on the goalie and Aiden was one of them - he put it between the pads.
On another note, two kids were pushing each other in front of him in the line, when Aiden cross checked the back of one and they both went down.  When he comes off the ice - he is sweating buckets so he is really in to it. He participates 100% in these practices. Click on the picture to see it larger.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Orono Chili Cook-off

Bev is a most talented secretary for the Newcastle Village and District Historical Society. Not only does she keep Bell Telephone in line (you can imagine how difficult that is), but she also keeps our organization on the up and up going in a positive direction.  Here she is playing and singing at our entry for the Chili Cook-off competition in Orono today. Click here to see more pictures of the Chili Cook-off.   You might have to click on the triangle at the centre of the bottom of the page to make the slideshow run.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Quinten Plays The Blues

We took Quinten and Lexy to visit their great grandparents Ken and Doreen today. The kids were good as gold and travelled well. Other than one quick 'potty stop' at the side of the road, the journey to Lindsay was pretty good. Quinten tapped his blues buddy (grampy) to pull out a spare harmonica and they played some sweet tunes together. Click on the picture to see it larger.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Open House at School

Today was open house at Aiden's new school. Oddly enough I attended his school 21 years ago when I installed the windows in his classroom when it was built in 1988. His teacher is a real nice young guy whose grandfather coached Frank in soccer. All these conincidental connections are a bit strange.
Aiden loves his school and the first entry he wrote in his journal says "I like this school because it has three recesses." That was my favourite part of school when I was his age too.... more strange coincidences.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Quinten's First Day

Today is the first day for Quinten to attend nursery school. Wenda took him down to his new school and he was totally undaunted. He made friends quickly and settled in just fine.
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Sunday, 13 September 2009

Busy Grandparent

The weather continues to be perfect. I took Aiden to the Orono Fair today where he made a new friend on one of the rides. I brought him home full of cotton candy and lemonade. There I found Quinten taking Lexy out for a ride on the Plasmo car and they seemed to be having a great time of it. This grandparent stuff sure keeps one busy. Remember, by clicking on the picture above, you can see it full screen. Click here to see more pictures of the day.
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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

First Day at School

Today was Aiden's first day in a regular school program and of course, it is the first day to ride the school bus to school. At first the bus stopped, then drove on ahead, then stopped and backed up to get him. He seemed to be OK. There were a couple older friends of his on the bus to show him the routine. Sure wish I could have seen him in his new school, but that would not have been cool. Click here to see a few more pics of Aiden before the bus arrived. Remember to click on the triangle at the bottom to make it play the slideshow.
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Friday, 4 September 2009

A Day At The Beach

Our summer was just too short this year... most of the summer was cool and wet. This was one of the few days that the kids could go out and enjoy the beach. There were hundreds of people at Cobourg beach today. Clean water, beautiful sand and ideal temperatures made it a very popular spot on the shores of Lake Ontario. The slide show begins with a picture of Doreen, then goes on to the kids at the beach.
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