Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ivy's baseball

Ivy has been waiting all year for baseball, she loves it!
Each local town has their own team comprised of players from kindergarten, grade 1 and 2. They only play 2 innings and no one worries about strikes or foul balls. It's just to introduce the game to the kids and teach team spirit! We have practice on Mondays and games on Thursdays. Ivy missed the first game while we were in Vancouver and every game since then has been cancelled due to weather and other teams being sick.
Finally she had a game!

Ivy in the out field.
Ivy with her team waiting to bat.
Ivy up to bat, didn't get a good shot of her swinging, coach stepped in the way.
Ivy running for first.
Posing on first.
Running for third...
And running for home, Montana caught up and passed Ivy.
Gramma P came to watch the game, Anna had fun running around with her.
Ivy slid (tripped) into first.
Ivy on Second.
Playing with the pompoms while waiting.
Anna loved playing with the pompoms too.
As did Avneet!
Hopefully we'll have another game before the all day tournament on June 5th.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Life is good...

Yup, even with a nasty headache, I can say life is Good!

We've been so busy lately, most of the time it's fun but a little stressful and the rest is dull and mundane but I'm alright with it.

Oh boy do I have pictures to share but I have not had the time/energy to do it yet. Soon!

We've been out every weekend camping in our trailer since we got it! I'm still adjusting and finding things that would make life easier with it but it's 100 times better then tent camping. This past long weekend was sooo cold and it even snowed but it didn't bother us, all snug in our RV! Makes me very happy! and the girls are happy they don't need to use an outhouse, LOL!

This week is supposed to be the last of my babysitting the cousins, I'm so relieved. They are (mostly) good kids but I am not cut out for looking after other peoples kids! I wish that family would get their act together, it would normalize our extended family alot!

Hopefully I'll be getting some free time soon, but it's all GoooooD!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Take a tour....

...Of my new Trailer!!
For a few years now, we've been thinking about getting a travel trailer. Mike has many memories of camping with his extended family and I have a few memories camping with Nana and Popa, they were always fun times and we wanted our girls to have those memories like that too. So this spring we started looking seriously for the ideal RV. And we found one!
19 foot, Super Sport!
As you enter the door, on the left, is the sofa and folds open into a bed.
Directly across from the door is the kitchen, with a 3 burner stove and oven, double sink and lots of counter space
To the right of the door is the dinette, also folds down into a bed.
The rest of the kitchen, Fridge/freezer and microwave. The dark door in the middle is the bathroom.
The cute bathroom, mini tub/shower and toilet.
Bathroom door open and the bedroom area.
Just in front of the bathroom and across from the bed is the Vanity.
The bedroom area, Double bed with a single bunk and a small clothes closet.
Slightly different angle of the beds, I love all the light from the windows.
A bonus DVD/CD/Radio that's TV ready but we probably won't be getting one, we want the girls to explore the wilderness, not stare at a TV.
The view from the back looking to the front.
And another angle of the kitchen, I love the extra counters, most models this size do not have this much counter!

I have been busy this past week buying and stocking the trailer for our future excursions. Our first will be a "trial" overnight run to a local lake, hopefully we'll learn what we really need for an upcoming family trip to the Hot springs! Mike's Grandma and Uncle have a 5th wheel and we're going to caravan together!
I'm so excited! And the girls can't wait!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Vancouver trip part 2

As promised, here is the rest of our visit to Vancouver or rather our exploration of Bridal Falls. It was a nice warm day but the park was in the shade of the mountain and it was very moist due to the falls and the park being apart of the coastal rain forest. (Click on the pictures to enlarge.)
Mike and the girls posing by the sign post.
I loved how tall the trees were and there was moss along their whole length.
On the forest floor were many ferns, these were in the process of uncurling.
The closer we came to the falls, the more little falls there were along the creek.
Mike and the girls (blue things in the middle) were at the top view point while I was just below them... it was a difficult climb for me, the couch potato that I am :D
Another shot of the small falls, it looked like a Dinosaur would come clomping around threw the dense undergrowth...
Bridal Falls!! Over 100 meter drop!
The actual view from the top view point.
Anna and Mike enjoying the view.
Ivy had more fun goofing around on the railings than looking at the falls. A wide angle view of the bottom of the falls, the little falls are on the right.
Family looking at the Falls with the little falls in the background.
On the walk back down the hill, the girls found lots to explore like this rotten hollow stump.
The way back had steps (the path up did not)
lots of stairs...
A close up of the moss on the trees.
Ivy was quite happy on the journey but was sad the maple leaf was brown and not green, lol!
Mike waiting for me to stop taking pictures and to get into the van so we could continue on our way home.
Last but not least, My favorite picture! My happy family on a cool hollow log.