Saturday, February 28, 2015

Life in the van

It started this morning with dropping the girls off at musical

then a stop to try and taste a locally made lemon meringue donut but they were sold out and I had to "settle" for this brown butter chocolate chip one:

The next stop was to drop Kaden off at musical where things are starting to come together:

I left Kaden at the school and then went to pick up Kezia for her soccer game.

What a nail biter! They needed to win or tie they were losing 1-0 when one of Kezia's teammate had a shot on net and was tackled by the other team's player. This gave her a penalty shot and she scored with 36 seconds left!

From soccer, I drove Kezia home and then went back to pick up Kaden. Since Kaden's friends were playing their first playoff game at an arena near the school we stopped in to watch their game. 

Finally, a stop at the grocery store and the gas station (yes for real!) it was finally time to return home nearly 10 hours since leaving this morning. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Today brought to you by the letter "C"

C is for was my class's turn to host chapel today and they did a wonderful job.

C is for crowd...we had quite the crowd at our chapel--3 rows and some standing!

C is for was a cold one for my outdoor recess duty.

C is for was time to wrap up our hockey themed "I LOVE to READ" month with the winning classes getting a chance to have a shoot out with our principal. The whole student body was able to watch and cheer them off.

C is for cooking...or lack I ordered pizza for supper :)

C is for call back! ...Kiandra got an email with call back information for a movie she submitted a video audition for. Her friend Chase also has a call back.

C is for clear evening...with a youth convention this weekend and all the kids with plans tomorrow so they couldn't attend, all 3 kids were home for supper and the evening.

C is for catch up on PVRd shows...We had a few episodes of Amazing Race and it was a great time to just hang together eating pizza and watching a show we all enjoy.

C is for cuddle...on the couch with my husband with the fire place going and the kids within reach is a rare and enjoyable thing.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

decisions, decisions

Right after Kaden's basketball game it was off to high school Open House #3. Kaden is exploring a few different options for the fall. Tonight was the tour for our catchment school where the girls attend. It doesn't have nearly the options of the other two schools Kaden has already applied to (deadlines for those two schools were due 2 weeks ago) but it did have many familiar faces in the crowd this evening. Of course the commute will be a much shorter one too if Kaden decides on this school.

Having sat through other open houses lately, it was easy compare the presentations and style of the presenters. I have to say that this open house was by far the least enjoyable and did not even really try to advertise the school.

If Kaden gets accepted to the other two schools it may be a difficult decision of where he will plan to go to high school this fall. I guess we will see...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Soccer Playoffs continue

Kezia's indoor soccer is winding down and they are playing their final games of the season. Today's game was so close and both teams had many good chances including a nail biting save in the last 20 seconds of the game. It ended with a final score of 0-0.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Grade 1 and 2 Poem Party

Today was the final culminating activity for our Grade 1 and 2 co-teaching unit. We've spent 6 classes together learning about and writing poems. Today we had a gallery walk with the Grade 2 class and showed off our finished published pieces. Some students painted, some wrote in marker, some did word processing, and some even made a booklet of poems. This experience was better than I thought it would be.

Monday, February 23, 2015


Usually Kaden's basketball games are held right after school and with his school being so far from where we live and with most games on Mondays and Wednesdays Conrad has not been able to come out to any of Kaden's games.

Today's after school game was at 5:00 and because Conrad is off work recovering he was able to come out and watch Kaden play.

First he picked up the girls and so they came out too and it was a full crowd of bench warmers for the game. (photo here)

What better supper for a bunch of bench warmers? A stop at Menchie's!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Unfortunately, Fortunately

Unfortunately, Kaden's team lost all 4 of their tournament hockey games this weekend.
Fortunately, that means that they do not have to play this morning and we can begin the 2+ hour trek home.

Unfortunately, it was an eventful night last night for the girls when they arrived home after babysitting and the keyless entry appeared frozen shut.
Fortunately, a neighbour was able to get the lock open and get them inside on the frigidly cold night. 

Unfortunately, Conrad has not driven all weekend due to his knee surgery.
Fortunately, he was feeling well enough to take over for the last hour of driving so I could nap after a short night with Kaden being out past 2:00 with his hockey friends and the girls calling to saying they were locked out of the house.

Unfortunately, Conrad's knee is still on the mend and he is moving around slower than normal.
Fortunately, he is able to take the next few days off work and recuperate. 

Unfortunately, I still need to go to work and the kids need to go to school.
Fortunately, this means he actually won't be tempted to do more than he should.

Unfortunately, when I arrived home I realized that my laptop had been left behind in the hotel room.
Fortunately, a facebook status produced 3 possible ways to get it plan might mean I get my laptop on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, that means any blogging will have to wait until after I get my computer back.
Fortunately, there is the option of back dating posts so it can look like I posted on the right day. :)

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