Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Farm day

For a field trip the other day we got to tour the local dairy farm with Ty's class. He got to feed some of the baby calves, and watch the cows getting milked. Some of the calves were less than a day old. The kids had a lot of fun. Here's a few pictures from the tour...














Friday, April 23, 2010

Karate Kid

Now that Ty is taking Karate I thought it would be fun to rent the old Karate Kid movie and watch with the family. We all enjoyed the show, and I was taken back to my childhood quite often. I remember practicing that swan kick over and over. Anyway the next day I was going over Ty's karate with him and was rehearsing with him how we never use karate unless somebody is trying to hurt us. His teachers have been teaching that to him as well as his mother and I. Finally with an exasperated expression on his face he looked at me and said, "Dad, would you just relax. I think I know when to use my karate." Well, okay then. I guess that'll teach me to try and teach him anything. So sorry Mr. Miyagi! Maybe I need to have him go wax my cars. Wax on, wax off, wax on.....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What's your speed?

I decided to go out for a little afternoon run while Ty was in pre-school yesterday. It was a nice day for a run and I was feeling pretty good about my speed, etc. I turned a corner to go down this one street and saw one of those "Your speed" signs. The ones that tell you how fast your going and how fast you should be going. I started speeding up a little just for fun to see if I would register on it. Suddenly this 16 flashed up on the sign. I got this big 'ol grin and started thinking thoughts like "Boston marathon, here I come" etc. I had my earphones in and so I was a little startled when suddenly a car passed by me and my dreams got a quick dose of reality. It was the car that had registered and not me. Oh well, maybe I can still qualify for the senior division someday.

Monday, April 12, 2010

You be the judge...

videoTristyn and Tracey recently had a hula hoop contest. You be the judge, who has the better form? Tracey eventually won, but we had to give the best form prize to Tristyn. All in all we all had a good time watching the drama unfold.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

weekend highlights

We spent the weekend down in St. George where we were able to spend some time with family and celebrate Easter. Here's a few pictures from the fun we had. Coloring some Easter Eggs.




Getting ready for the "massive" Easter egg hunt. You know it's massive when all the kids have garbage sacks instead of baskets.



Finishing up the egg hunt.




Hanging out at the pool.





I somehow became a surfboard for the duration of my time in the pool.






I got this birthday basket right before I left. I got a kick out of this t-shirt that I got. (As if that ring in my nose wasn't evidence enough). (;