Saturday, 31 December 2011


Twice a year, my old friend of 47 years Suddsy comes to visit and entertain us with his vast repertoire of songs. Our livingroom is quite small but still we managed to get 11 of us singing along to the songs of the 60's and 70's. Earlier, the kids were eager to hop on their saucers and slide down the hills with the first arrival of snow.

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Monday, 26 December 2011

My First Cake

How many of us can remember the 'first' time they baked their own cake. Today, Lexy came over to use her oven at our house because, we still happened to have a 100Watt light bulb to make her oven work. Quinten brought his new dance Wii game - kinda like karaoke but you have to dance along with the dancers on the screen. Man did he have the moves. It was the typical day - after Xmas - kids want to play with the new toys and the adults just want to relax.

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Our Christmas 2011

For several years now we have been invited to share the Christmas Eve tradition with Carmella and Luigi Cupelli. It is a lovely time when the two families come together to enjoy each other's company over the delicacies that are Carmella's home cooking. The kids get to open their presents from the Cupellis and then off to bed before Santa arrives. We arrive at Tracy and Franks house about 8 am just before the kids come down the stairs to see all the presents under the tree. I was so tired that I felt like Lilly in the picture here and went to bed about 7 pm. Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year.

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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas Kids Photo

This was just a quick grab photo of the kids before they went out to perform at the school concert. Lexy and Quinten sang in a choir about angels and they each had a little silver halo on their heads. Aiden surprised us by showing up on stage playing a Christmas tune on a recorder. We had no idea he could play an instrument.
Well tis the season. Merry Christmas to you and yours as that blessed day approaches.

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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Going to the Ballet

My father in law took this picture of Lexy on the evening of the Ballet. Wenda and Lexy stayed over in Lindsay to attend the Nut Cracker put on at the local theatre by a travelling ballet company. Lexy got all dressed up and sat on Wenda's knee through most of the performance. She just loved it.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Quinten's Hockey Game

It was a great couple days for Aiden as the team broke their stretch of bad luck and has won 2 consecutive games against Oshawa which is rated 2 places above them in the table. Quinten had a fine game today playing in Orono Arena where his mom was learning figure skating when she was his age. We see improvement in Quinten's game. He is a quick skater and eager to participate in the chase for the puck.
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Monday, 5 December 2011

Lilly at Swiss Chalet

At 3 months old Lilly is a real little lady when we go out to dinner.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Quinten Playing Hockey

This is Quinten in one of his first games of the season. He plays recreational hockey in the 5 and 6 year old category. He is 5 but a number of the team members are 6. He is holding his own quite well when you consider that there are some very well advanced 6 year olds skating like the blazes out there. He plays centre and is quite good on the faceoffs. Catching those speedy 6 year olds is another thing. He is enjoying hockey and comes back to the dressing room soaked - you just know he is giving it 100%.
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