I'll be catching up on photos from the weekend, as time permits... We went to Alberta for a family reunion and Thanksgiving. This is at the Alberta-Saskatchewan border on #1 highway. We stayed in Calgary that night, in the guest suite at Aunt Dot's condo. We had gorgeous weather!
I'm pretty anti junk food, but I do let the girls make treats for themselves (and, in this case, to share with cousins) once in awhile. There may as well be photographic evidence of my flexibility! (At least I can combat claims that I "never" let them...) These are Oreo cookies dipped in white chocolate/candy melts. The sticks are glued inside with the melted candy.
Fully into the swing of fall now... Learning how to navigate life at a new level of busy (i.e., Neil working full time - very different from last fall!) Gearing up for ringette season. Looking forward to it!
I took the girls to a bubble tea cafe Saturday afternoon after their activities (Sweetea Cafe). It was interesting and authentic (the menu was in Chinese with subtitles, among other things). The girls loved it! This was a strawberry slushy with pearls and grass jelly. (Also, G's self-painted nails - she did well!)
S waiting for an X-ray of her foot. (She was quite happy about the wheel chair!) No fracture, thankfully, but it will keep her from doing sports, running, or dance for at least a couple weeks. The metatarsal bone/joint area behind her big toe is inflamed.
Super happy to get this shot - a rare opportunity for me as I'm usually at work when they go to school, and they don't always leave at the same time. (Plus, I happened to be outside on my way to an appointment. iPhone was handy, too!)
Another gorgeous fall day! High of 30C and the girls will be participating in the annual Terry Fox Walk this afternoon.
My work group (there are 4 of us) spent the day at one of our downtown offices. We went out for lunch and walked through the farmer's market to get there and back. What a gorgeous day for the market! It was good and busy.
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart - Unknown
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
You are getting your wants confused with your needs. - Stacy Julian's dad
We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful. Think right, act right; it is what we think and do that makes us who we are. - Elbert Hubbard
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a little better;
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is the meaning of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson