Wednesday, June 25, 2008

An update

I'm sorry Aunt Rosemary(and everyone else), I know I have been ignoring you all and enjoying my vacation time. Shame on me. :)

Our time in Nova Scotia is winding down, and I must admit we have had overall a great vacation. Rob left yesterday morning to head back to get the truck, and praying all goes well we will see him in Saskatoon on Friday. Currently the boys and I are staying at my mom's, after spending 2 great weeks in town with Rob's family.

Colby lost a tooth the other morning at Grammas and was very excited to see what the tooth fairy would leave him. Yesterday morning Colby came running upstairs and said very excitedly:

"Mom look, the tooth fairy left me 4.00 and lots of chocolate!"

HUH?? Chocolate you say. Well here's the funny part. The boys received chocolate when we first got here that I put in the freezer and honestly almost forgot to take with us. My MIL brought it downstairs where my stuff was after Colby went to bed so I wouldn't forget it, and I forgot to put it away. Since Colby and I shared a room, and it wasn't there when he went to bed, he assumed the tooth fairy left it. I was too busy trying not to laugh to explain it to him, and I still haven't.

Kassie and I went to see "The Love Guru" last night and I loved it. Colby and I went to see "Kung Fu Panda" and he loved it. I am not liking the extreme heat here, and can honestly say I won't miss it when I go. I'm currently uploading some new pics and will have them up soon.

What guys do on a "Man's" weekend away...

Ok, I have to document some of our trip on the blog. Some of you may not find this interesting, but "bear" with me... Pardon the Pun for the'll see... Ok, where to begin. Oh yeah. Let's go fishing shall we. Barry, Adam and I decided to have a weekend fishing trip to Malagash, Nova Scotia. One of the agents that works in Adam's office has a cabin there and we thought it would be better than finding someplace to tent. So, off to Malagsh. We stop along the way to take a picture of a brave Doe venturing out for some breakfast. She starts to chase after us once I get back in the truck, but gets spooked by a transport truck driving by. Good start to the day I think!

So, let's find a place to fish. The first place we find, requires a bit of a climb. If I had to guess, I would say it was about 50ft down at a VERY sharp angle down. Try climbing this in hip waders. The way up was easier to navigate but it was hard on the lungs.

So, lets move downstream a little and see if we can find a better place to fish. So, we are looking for a good spot to maybe drop the boats in the water when we come across this bridge. We stop to have a peek. Looks like there are fish in there. We can see them jumping out in the center. Man they are everywhere. We get all excited, get all geared up, head down to the water. Wait. These aren't trout. What the hell are they?? I think...yup..they're Gaspereau. We tried everything we could think of but they just weren't biting. so, pack up again and off we go.

So, lets continue on into Pugwash and gets some food and beer. Holy crap, there is a black bear over there! Breaks are applied, things go flying, we jump out ready, we are off hunting! I can just hear the voice of Lorne Green in the back of my head as we approach the ferocious black bear. We stalk our prey with our weapons. I am sporting a nice Sony Cybershot with 8.1MP and 10X optical zoom. I am sighted in on the bear and I fire, again, and again and again. Finally we encroach too much and he moves off into the woods. We head back to the truck. Adam sees him cross the field so, off we go again! We stalk him all the way to the end of the field. He's gone. On the way back to the truck, Barry, who volunteered to "protect" the gear for us while we were risking our lives in pursuit of the animal Barry has always wanted to hunt with his long bow, sees him crossing the road. So, Adam and I running like wild across the field just miss him as he enters the woods on the opposite side of the road. Barry and I walk back to the truck when we here Adam yelling to us. There he is again in the field across the road. At first the bear looks like he might run again, but decides that he is WAY to hot to be running around and decides to sun himself. We keep getting closer and closer until we are about 15 yards away. The bear never even twitches when we start coming closer. He even lets us pose for pictures with him. I have to say that this was the highlight of the trip. The bonfire is a close second but I think the bear is the best. Oh, and to top it all off, Adam, in all his engineering confidence and wisdom, loses his keys. We search all over both fields but never find the keys. Luckily we had a couple of spares. Later, after stopping for groceries in Pugwash, adam finds his keys sitting losely on his Kayak sitting in the bed of the truck with absolutley nothing to keep them from falling off the bumpy road. I have no idea how they managed to stay there.

The Man's weekend conclusion to follow!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pictures for Aunt Rosemary.. because she wanted new pictures of the boys

Kassie, Joey, Alan and Colby

Whatever they were talking about must have been really funny!

"Yeah Alan, these are Crocs. They are the best shoes in the world."

These two ran the hall for the better part of 1/2 an hour.

Bbqing in the thunder storm, trailer park style.

Dueling Lennys.

Kassie and Colby.

She's so proud of the shirt she bought him, and the shirt is true. :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Casualites of supper

Eww. Eww. Eww.

"So, how do I eat this and not eat any of the guts?"

Nicole had to get her grandmother to show her how to clean it. I'm sure she still ate some of the guts. Needless to say I didn't eat any of it.

Riding Like a Pro

Colby only just learned the other day how to ride. He taught himself and he is doing great. We went for a ride down to the elementary school the other night and he has been hooked ever since!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Even more pictures

I forgot to post this the other day. Kassie ordered this shirt for Joe.

Dad's headstone.

My cousin Chanette's little girl.

For Genevieve. This is the McDonald's on Torbay Road. Does it make you crave a 3am pj run for milkshakes?

The only thing I really wanted to have before I left. True Newfie Fish -n- Chips. It was worth the wait.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Leavin' on a jet plane

Kassie's first time on an airplane. She was amazed with the sights.
B.J not so much.
Story to follow.

On the way out to Hr. Main, I wanted to use to Ipod as we were unsure of the radio stations. This is the "chummy" that plays the Ipod that plugs into the power source. BJ didn't realize how bad this looked until Kassie and I burst out laughing and she was quick enough to snap the picture before he moved.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"You're too old!"

I never thought I would hear those words coming out of my husband's mouth directed at me, but it happened tonight.

Rob was updating the Ipod for me, as we have VERY different taste in music. We were scrolling through the songs on the Ipod that I wanted to have on my playlist for when I am travelling this weekend. Here's how the conversation went:

Me: "I want that song."

Rob: "Which one?"

Me: "Pump It" (By the Blackeyed Peas)

Rob:"What? That one? You're 33 years old. You're too old for that."


Off to Newfoundland

Tomorrow I get back on a plane and go to Newfoundland with my mom, brother and sister. My dad is being buried on Saturday and Saturday night all us "kids" are hittin' George Street. Pictures to follow!

Monday, June 09, 2008

From Hay River to Halifax -- mixed up order

This is the difference between Air Canada and Canadian North. This is the meal Canadian North provided on the flight from Yellowknife to Edmonton.

Just for Kara. I was too hungry to take a picture of the bagel and chocolate chip muffin.

These are the play areas in the Calgary airport. Kept Joey amused for the entire time we were there.

Walking around Hay River airport. The round trip took approximately 30 seconds.

Always a safety kid!

Ice on Great Slave lake. Taken from the plane from Hay River to Yellowknife.

We saw this when we were driving around Yellowknife.

Just for Jen. Sorry it's not a quarter pounder but I thought the Big Mac and fries would do.

Finally some pictures.. there are a lot of them!

Colby's first motorcycle ride.
Guitar Hero. Colby's new obsession. Such a goof.

Joey and Chili.

The Great Gazoo.

Our cool dude.

Val, Lily and a very tired and jetlagged Joey and I. It was such a treat to meet them!

Guess who loves Guitar Hero as much as Colby?

Joey and Great Nannie.

We managed to find the Doodlebops guitar for him. He loves it!

Kassie and our nephew Alan.