Monday, November 23, 2015

Weekend with Kory

 We had a great time with Kory!  We did some skiing with Kory in lots of snow.
We tried to find a geocache that took us into the woods and it was buried in snow.

We also did some night geocaching - it was in a snowstorm, but quite fun!

Friday, November 20, 2015


On the left is baby Duke and on the right, 6 year old Duke.  I brought cupcakes to his school (1/2 vanilla and 1/2 chocolate, "some kids like both").  The band happened to be practicing next door and they ended up playing Happy Birthday and it was a wonderful treat!  He had the biggest smile as everyone sang to him and gave him a hug. Such a special kiddo.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Duke's Birthday

We celebrated Duke's Birthday so Kory could attend the celebration.  We had pizza, rootbeer and a camo cake.  (those are soldiers on the top).  I can't believe he is a 6 year old (Thursday).  It is so strange as I remember his birth like it was yesterday, not 6 years ago.  He is an amazing boy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


 It was colder today than yesterday.  We started out at about -7 and then it went down a bit from there as we walked towards the Campbell Creek Science Center.  Two of the kids left after about 5 minutes, but the other lasted an hour and a half.  We did a lot of tarp sledding (me pulling them down a hill) - they had to walk up mind you.  They also kicked a soccer ball for a long time.  I am trying to find things to keep them moving, but not tired them out (a fine line!).
 As usual, braving the cold brings amazing rewards.  The light was shining through the trees in a most beautiful way. 
We had to zip over to skating after school, making for stressful times.  Kincaid's routine was messed up as we couldn't find Kory's Ipad (she took it with her!).  He thrives on routine and that set us up for a bad exit, but they both were amazing at skating.  I love watching them!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


 It was -6 and no one wanted to come to forest school for some strange reason.  The sun wasn't up yet, so I took just a little jaunt around a loop as it was so beautiful!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Weekend Riders

 We went to the Museum on Saturday to see the Van Gogh exhibit.  The boys ran through it - nearly.  There were screens with moving images and such that the boys weren't very excited about.  They did sketch for the entire time that Nam and Bop took in the show.  They loved the easles and penciles.
 We had to stop in the Imaginarium for some bubble work.
 Saturday we took the Kitty Kat for its first run of the season.  Thanks to a highly ingenious father, the snowmachine started with good gas flow (neither of us could light a match for a while...)
 Kincaid and Duke both can drive it rather well.  Duke is a little crazy and Kincaid found he liked to do jumps.  Thank goodness that doesn't have a bigger engine...
They also had skating class over the weekend - they really enjoy it and are getting good at skating.  They do come back super sweaty though...

Friday, November 13, 2015


 The dogs and I had a lovely walk around the lake this morning.  It was a little before 10 and the sun hadn't crested the mountains yet.  So pretty though!
Pepper was quite tired when we got back - she slept in this odd position.  She might need to see a chiropractor.

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