Sunday, 21 September 2014

Big White Hike

On Saturday we packed up a picnic lunch and drove up to Big White Ski Resort. We drove the back way, which took about 15 min longer (1 hour and 20 min total), but the scenery was beautiful.
Once we arrived at Big White we hiked up to Rhonda Lake. It was 2.5km up the mountain, a 279 meter (920 foot) climb! I carried Asher on my back with the Ergo, and Ian carried our lunch and all our water. The kids did an awesome job, there were some really steep sections, but they kept on and were looking forward to getting to the lake as their reward at the top.

The fall colors on the mountain were awesome.

We made it!

We ate our lunch on the picnic table and explored the shores.

Marin said the water was cold, and if she says it is cold then you know it is real cold!
The kids had a little dance party on the rocks

Family picture on a rock.

The view from the lake.

There is a ski lift up to the top and a run down the side of the bowl on the other side of the trees.

Asher went on a little walk to check it all out too.

Such a little man.

There is a giant chair on the lake shore so of course the kids wanted to sit in it.

So good to be enjoying beautiful BC!

On the drive home Jeriah was asleep in the car before we even got out of Big White, that was a seriously big climb for such a little guy. When we got home we all had a shower and the kids started watching "Road to Avonlea", do any of you remember that show? I enjoyed it as a kid and a while back it came to my mind and so I check to see if the public library had it and they did so I put it on hold. This past week it came in so Saturday afternoon was a great time to start it. The kids enjoyed it, and it was neat to see it again.
We finished it off with spaghetti dinner and the kids were all out like lights at bedtime. :)

Friday, 19 September 2014

Watching Asher Play

I love the chances I get to sit and watch Asher play, or look up from what I am doing in the kitchen and watch him as he plays in the family room. :)

Monday, 15 September 2014

A budding pianist... or maybe we should call him a sprout...

A while back Jeriah was watching Marin play piano and he had that look of awe and "I wish I could do that too", so I asked him if he would like to learn to play as well. He eagerly said yes and so this past week he had his first lesson. Today while he was practicing I took this video. Such a cute sprout. :)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Jeriah's 1st day of Kindergarten

Today was Jeriah's turn to start Kindergarten! He was a mix of excited and nervous. 
He wasn't sure about me leaving him, he didn't know anyone in his class, so he was worried.
He was excited to check out his classroom, and to get to use his new backpack and inside shoes. He was also looking forward to seeing if he would get a take home folder just like Marin and Corban, which he did.
He had a visit with his teacher last week and he was looking forward to seeing her again today, he gave her a big hug and then set to work putting his things in his cubbie.

He was sad when I left, and shed a few tears, but he was brave. Today was a half day and when I picked him up just before lunch I  could see him through the window having lots of fun dancing away during a dancing game they were playing. He told me about the fun he had, and was excited to show me the owl he had made and all the other things that were in his folder.
I think it will take him bit to feel better about me leaving, but I know once I am gone he is having fun. I know he will love kindergarten and that he will have a great year. :)

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

First day of School 2014/2015

Miss Marin Gr.3
Mr. Corban Gr.1
Jeriah's first day of kindergarten will be in one week so we will do pictures of/with him then.

Ah, a bum wiggle dance party. :) 

Our kids attend Kelowna Christian School so are not affected by the strike. We hope that all our friends, students and teachers will soon be able to go to school/work very soon too.