Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Very Happy Birthday to You!!!

This post is for someone really special!!! We love you Grandpa Goldthorp!!!

video

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Inuit Days

All four Grade 2 Classes have been studying Iqaluit, Nunavut. At the end of the Unit they have an Inuit Day. The teachers did an amazing job. The had so many different stations set up for the kids to participate in. The gym was filled with activities, spear throwing, this kick thing that Emily was so excited about, a story tent, I could go on and on. They also had stations set up in the classes, the kids made toques, and Inukshuks, they made polar bear cookies. It was so much fun to help out.

Here are a few pics and a video of Emily doing this button zipper game.

IMG_2973

IMG_2977

IMG_2979

IMG_2987

video

Julia's Christmas Concert

So you'll notice Julia starts out with a bit of Gusto, but it kind of tapers towards the end. You'll see. Her Cousin Ryder (on the right), did an awesome job. Full Gusto till the end. (by the way, it's not the whole concert, just the highlights.) Enjoy!

video

Juila's Birthday Party

If anyone knows Julia, you know that at anytime, anytime you may catch this girl in her swimming suit. So it was perfect for her to have a Luau Party.

IMG_2936

Especially since her birthday is on Christmas Day. She asked for a Rudolph-the-Red-Nosed Reindeer Cake. Had fun making that!

IMG_2944

When the girls got there we made flowers for their hair. Then Emily led the girls in Hula Lessons.
video

Followed by some coconut bowling and the limbo.

IMG_2939

video

I made Strawberry Daiquiri's for the girls and topped them off with umbrellas. Julia is a pro.

IMG_2946
(note the flower in her hair, she made it!)

Yummy Food

IMG_2949

We had lots of fun!

Julia's Birthday @ Preschool

The Preschool Class singing to Julia!

video

Emily's Christmas Concert


Well if this works, Here are a few video's from Emily's Christmas Concert. The first one they are singing is called Winter is Here.

(Part 1 Winter is Here)
video

(Part 2 Winter is Here)
video


This one is called, Snowflakes.

video

We really enjoyed her Christmas Concert. All of the kids did really well. They had handbells, gr3-5 choir, and they did a nativity. It was really nice. We are so thankful for all the work our teachers and staff do at that school.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Don't Know What...

to call this post. We have had a lot going on since the end of the November.

We've attended Christmas Craft Shows...

IMG_2804

Visited Santa and his reindeer...

IMG_2754

IMG_2756

Decorated Our Tree...

IMG_2814

IMG_2808

IMG_2807

Dropped Bags off for the Food Bank Christmas Hamper Drive...

IMG_2817

Attended Emily's School Christmas Concert...

IMG_2843

Attended Our Ward Christmas Party, which our wonderful Activities Committee put on,(which I'm on)...

IMG_2881

Celebrated Julia's Birthday at her Preschool...

IMG_2891

Attended Julia's Preschool Concert, and her Cousin Ryder was in it too. He did AWESOME!!!...so did Julia

IMG_2916

Had Julia's Birthday Party with her little friends, we had Christmas in Hawaii...

IMG_2954

Attended Julia's Preschool Christmas Party...

IMG_2958

IMG_2959

And Yesterday I helped out with the Grade 2 Inuit Day at School...(I started this post Thursday and I'm only get to it now)

IMG_2973

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

One of the many...

Wreaths that I have made this Holiday Season!
Again Mom this one is for you! Here's the wreath that I made, and the wallpaper I put up all by myself!

IMG_2761

This One's for you Mom!

Okay, just a quick post. And really it's for you Mom! It won't have pics from our Ward Christmas Party, but it will have pics of the kids decorating the tree. I just want you to know that I love you! Here's a few of the girls for you!


Becca

IMG_2809

IMG_2807

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Julia Child

video

We have four videos. They are all soo cute!

By the way, she is saying "Bonjour, Bon Appetit!"

Looking Back

I was just checking back through our photos to see what I had or had not posted. I realized, I've missed quite a lot...Like here is Juju's first day of Preschool
Juju Preschool

We had an accident...

IMG_2469
IMG_2471
IMG_2472
Poor Polly (she's still smiling)

We went up to Calgary and spent some time with Luke & Carissa, did the zoo thing and went to Calaway Park

IMG_2480
IMG_2491
IMG_2504
IMG_2525

We had the whole fam here for Thanksgiving Dinner, here is the invite we sent out...
Click to play this Smilebox greeting: Gobble Gobble
Create your own greeting - Powered by Smilebox
Make a Smilebox greeting

We had Auntie Andrea come and visit

IMG_2617

IMG_2646

Created masterpieces
Owl Art

Had a Little Witches Tea Party


IMG_2652

IMG_2662

Halloween

IMG_2685 The YSA had games for the primary before trick or trunk!

Waited in line for Flu Shots (for only 2 of the kids)

IMG_2697this is the line behind us
IMG_2696 this is the line infront of us!

Played Dress Up

IMG_2718

IMG_2719

oh and bought a house, that's right, we are staying in Lethbridge! We are pretty excited! Next Post you'll see Julia as Julia Child! I think it's cute, but I'm biased!

I'm here...real life, sort of

I haven't had much time to really post anything about our little fam. I'm hoping to do that tonight after the kiddos are in bed. I know I still have to post about Halloween, and I have this hilarious video of Julia pretending to be Julia Child...but I thought some of you that know me would get a kick out of this little post.

Okay, I confess, I'm a huge Twilight fan. I didn't get into to at first. A lot of my friends said they really couldn't get into the book. The Young Women I was serving with at the time were crazy about it. Especially one...who will remain nameless. But with that said, this summer while at the library, I saw the DVD and thought why not. I'll watch it. My Mom was out here visiting and I thought it would be something fun for us to do. Well, after I saw it, I had to read the books. I thought to myself... my Mom's here so I won't read them now, I'll just request them from our local library and when the get in I'll read them. Well a few days later, they all came in. Off we went to the Library. I thought I will start the first one, just reading at bedtime, because my Mom's here and I should really be spending time with her. Well it didn't really work like that. I was hooked. Totally and utterly hooked. I flew through the first one in a day and a half, took New Moon with us to the ward campout, which was just one night and lets just say in a few short days, I had read all 4 books! I wasn't really to social. I would even go to bed early claiming I was really tired but actually would stay up way too late and read. Looking back, I kind of feel bad...sort of, maybe... Well today on a blog that I follow they were having a New Moon giveaway, which sadly I didn't win...but I found this... Which Cullen heroine are you... I took the quiz... and ...








I'm a Bella! I found out through TwilightersAnonymous.com. Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!





I've told Shawn that if Edward comes to the door looking for me, well the reality is I'll have to leave him... He got a kick out if it, I hope you do too! Hey check out this giveaway! I really want this one...maybe I'll have better luck this time!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Week 7 Cooking Group

RIGATONI WITH SWISS CHARD AND SAUSAGE
Source: Canadian Living

Ingredients:
4 c. pasta
1/2 c. salted pasta water
4 italian sausages, removed from casings
1 onion, chopped
8 c. swiss chard, chopped (I used spinach)
1/2 c. fresh basil, chopped
1 c. diced tomatoes
1 can navy beans, rinsed and drained
3 cloves of fresh garlic or 3 tsp pickled garlic
red pepper flakes
Mozza cheese
Parm cheese

Directions:

1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute sausages, breaking up with spoon, until browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and hot pepper flakes; cook for 2 minutes.

2. Add tomatoes, basil, salt and sugar; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in beans.

3. Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta until still slightly firm in centre, about 8 minutes. Drain and return to pot reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Add sauce, reserved cooking liquid and Swiss Chard(Spinach); toss to coat. Transfer to 10-cup glass baking dish.

4. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; cover with greased foil. Bake in 375F oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until bubbly and browned, about 10 minutes.


Shawn: Love "Please make this one again!"
Me: Love, will make this one again
Emily: Love
Julia: Love, (she actually sat down and ate dinner)
Becca: Love, easy to please
Special Guest: Andrea, Love




Canadian Living is one of my favourite magazines! Growing up my Mom always subscribed to it. We would it yummy things from this magazine all the time! It was so much fun to make this meal with my Sister, and have my family enjoy the meal!