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Sunday, July 4, 2010

No Scrapping, just Family Updates

I've been lousy on posting updates on the family lately so prepare yourself for a barrage of photos and info!

First up, May 9th 2010 - Mother's Day (not that there were any pictures taken of me and the girls - grr!) and The Vancouver Sun Run. Greg and Marley did the Kids MiniRun (as did Auntie Jonina and cousin Matthew) while Uncle Andrew and I ran the full 10K.

May 29th, 2010 - Cousin Jasper turned 4 but my camera battery died early on so there are basically no pictures of the event. Sorry Jasper!!

May 30th, 2010 - Ladner May Days and the annual Fair and Parade. Paige's preschool has been in the parade every year since it's inception (the preschools' not the parades') so we have the covetted 1st position behind the dignitaries and the fire truck! Marley joined in (feeling nostalgic in her big Kindergarten way) and helped carry the Li'l Rascals banner. Paige was only convinced to walk in the parade if our teacher Kari held her hand the entire way (you can't actually see her in any picture that Greg took.) Once things got going though I caught her waving at the crowds! So cute. Greg took the girls to the fair before and after the parade while LC napped. Marley of course burned through her tickets in no time (she was even tall enough - in her runners - to ride the bumper cars all by herself) and Paige got brave enough eventually to enjoy some rides.

June 13th, 2010 - Cousin Sophie celebrated her 4th birthday with butterfly face painting, nutella crepes and pin the antenae on the butterfly. Paige and Marley kept Uncle Andew busy with the face painting! Cousin Matthew wanted a scary face - I think he succeeded!

June 15th, 2010 - Paige's preschool went on a field trip to a local stable (one of the Mom's works there.) Paige was (get ready to be shocked) the ONLY child to not ride the pony. See, I told you you'd be shocked! NOT!!! ... sigh ... When will she decide to be brave? When?!?! She was all ready to go, in her helmet and everything, and then she saw the HUGE horse (read: small pony) we expected her to ride and she freaked. Then, even though LC was in no danger and was actually doing very well on her own, Paige took it upon herself to protect her baby sister from another scary beast (read: miniature pony). LOL! Paige's friend Sarah was brave enough to go for a ride but not even that could convince Paige to get on the pony. Not even to have her picture taken. Not that that would be much incentive, I admit!

June 16th, 2010 - Marley's kindergarten class had their annual Kindergarten Family Picnic. Marley's friends' oldest brother Ryan spent most of the time pushing about 30 4-6 year olds around on the merry go round. What a trooper! Also, LC discovered popcorn - and how to make a mess with it! Later that day we were at the preschool for the annual Family BBQ which this time was dedicated to our teacher Mary who decided to retire this year. She will be missed!

You know, if I DO fail my Directed Studies it's not too surprising! I've been a busy Mom!!!

June 29th, 2010 - Post Directed Studies (phew!) Marley "graduated" from kindergarten. It was pretty cute. They were matched up with a Grade 7 (really it was all about them not the kindergarteners) and as each Grade 7 name was read out, a kindergartener went up and gave them a flower. In return they got a pencil (passing of the baton so to speak) and then walked hand in hand out of the gym. Afterwards I took a picture of her with her teacher - check out the comparison from her first day in September. She's growing up so fast!!

Well, that rounds out May and June - the 2 months I wasn't really blogging because I was TRYING to focus on my project. Ha! I'll post about Canada Day and Independence Day in another post. This one is WAY too long already!

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