Friday, October 29, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
It's hard for a 13 year old boy to earn money. They normally don't babysit and where we live the yards are all so small that most people do there own. But we did find something for him to do to earn money and that is refereeing soccer games. They actually earn REALLY good money and they can make there own schedule so it works out great.
End of year orchestra concert. Austin has been playing the chello for two years now. It is so fun to see the improvement each year of the whole orchestra as well as his individual progress.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
We started off the party with pizza at home.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Rylie and Sienna were both born with belly button hernia's. We were not in a hurry to get Rylie's fixed because the doctor said that they usually close by the time they are four years old. Well Rylie's never closed and we just kind've forgot about it until she started telling us that she didn't like her "outie" and was feeling self conscious about it (they can also cause problems as adults and when they get pregnant). By this time Sienna was about 3 years old and her hernia was not closing either. I knew that hers was not going to close either but we waited for the doctor to give us the go ahead when she turned four.
We made an appointment with the surgeon for both girls and decided to do both surgeries on the same day to get them over with at once. Belly button hernia's are a pretty commom surgery and the recovery time is not too long so we felt we could handle both of them being down for a few days.
A week after surgery
A month after surgery
We are so grateful for all the wonderful doctor's and nurses who have helped all our kids!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Here are the girls and Rylie's good friend Linsey. Rylie was really excited she was able to be a Maiden with Linsey and it made the long practices a lot more fun.
When we bought Rylie's dress we bought one for Sienna as well. They both look so cute in them. Sienna loves to wear hers! We can't get Rylie to wear hers again. Maybe for Halloween?
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The hotel that we stayed in had this great pool that the kids loved. I think we spent 3 hours swimming before dinner and another hour after dinner.
The next day even though the kids wanted to swim some more we took off for Lynn Canyon park. We were going to go see the Capilano Extension bridge but when some friends told us about the Lynn Canyon suspension bridge (which was free) we decided to check it out. It turned out to be a lot of fun and we had a great morning hiking around.
Not as big as the Capilano bridge but great for the kids and the price.
We then headed over to Stanley park where we played on the beach and enjoyed the ocean. We could have stayed longer but we had one more stop to make before heading home.
Rylie is performing in her school musical Mulan in a couple of weeks and her costume is a Chinese dress. I've always wanted to get my girls one because I think they would look so cute in them. We stopped off in China Town to see what we could find. We found the dresses in a little shop and enjoyed walking around the area. The kids even got a kick out of giving a homeless man Sienna's leftover sandwich from lunch that she didn't want. The man was asking for money but we gave him the sandwich instead. The kids couldn't believe that he was going to eat someone else's sandwich.
We had a great weekend getaway and can't wait to go back to Vancouver. So many fun things that we still want to do.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sienna chose to have a princess Tiana party and since most stores do not sale a princess Tiana cake I decided to make one. Look how beautiful this cake turned out. I have to give all the credit to my friend Beth for decorating it. She did an amazing job and Sienna loved it.
Sienna was so excited to open her presents but she had to get her pretty dress on first.
All her friends came dressed up as princesses for her party.
Sienna brought cupcakes to share with her preschool class a few days after her birthday. Here is Sienna and Miss Cindy passing out the cupcakes.