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Thursday, April 26, 2012

April Happenings April 14-24,2012

Spring has been up and down here. One minute the weather is improving then we are showered with a copious amount of rain. So timing is everything. I have been stumbling around trying new recipes here and there, one of the big hits is the dutch oven bread .We have been experimenting with different ingredients to make the bread tasty,I would recommend giving it a try.We also tried this pork recipe in the crockpot and it is a must. I would highly recommend making this raspberry vat bars from Pinecone camp
I made them to take camping with us,delish! 
Our garden is starting to emerge and it is truly exciting especially when the sun ray peak through. Well Darren go bitten by the spring but and decided to order 13 tons of sand. So I have been living at at beach house minus the ocean/lake. The only good that came of it is when we finally moved the last of the pile from our front yard the rain came and helped it settle into the lawn. 
One day after school Sam made a monster out of a tissue box he spent a good chunk of time putting the details together. A great craft for recycling and for creativity. 
Final note is that we had my niece Sarah here for the weekend. The kids were good sports they spend a few hours actually lounging around and diving into the mountain of sand, we took Bronwynne to Derby Reach for a walk, visited the garden centre, trekked out to see Grandma & Papa, went for a bike ride in Delta and enjoyed a nice family dinner when Karen returned. 
I say all was well. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easter Weekend April 7,8,9,2012

Easter weekend was a bit different for us this year. We didn't do the traditional dinner etc. and well that was okay. Sometimes different is good. Darren was working the red eye flights and wasn't home till Saturday night, well by the time he returned the easter bunny had already hopped all over the house spreading his easter eggs for Sam to wake up to. After a relaxing morning we packed up and headed up to meet Grandma, Papa, Auntie Karen & Sarah at Thurston Meadows. We packed a few overnight items, our bikes and of coarse Brownynne too. When we arrived we promptly found everyone enjoying the sunshine. We joined right in chatting and munching away. Bronwynne was in her happy place as we were right by the river(water and more water). We had a chance to take our bike for spin on the trail. Sarah set up an easter egg hunt for Sam and some soccer was enjoyed.
When dinner time rolled around I through some foil wrapped yams in the fire and BBQ some marinated chicken on Karen's BBQ, it was delish!
Later we enjoyed a campfire with smores and laughter. Sam was fortunate to stay with Auntie Karen & Sarah in their new camper and Darren, Bronwynne & I stayed with Grandma & Papa.
Monday had us enjoying a quick breakfast and coffee followed by another adventurous bike ride. Sam is really enjoying his bike.


Saturday, April 07, 2012

Coloring Easter Eggs March 27,2012

So when I realized that Easter was arriving early this year we got hopping right into colouring the easter eggs. Sam & I mixed up some dyes with food colouring,vinegar and hot water.
I had hardboiled the eggs earlier while Sam as at school, as I know he would be anxious to get straight to the colouring.
We all had a good time Darren even got in on the act.
Wishing you a very Happy Easter.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Sunday Ride April 1,2012

The sun looked like it was making an attempt at coming out so we took Bronwynne for a walk up to the park to see how warm/cold it was and to let her have a little run. When we returned we decided to have a snack and get our bikes out and tackle the Golden Ears Bridge. As we headed out the sun started to shine, still quite cool but manageable with layers. We picked up another trial a bike this one being the Wee-Ride Co-pilot. Sam was excited to get going and try this out. Well over the bridge we went an on to the Osprey Loop  which we had done before. Well before you knew it we hit Harris road and decided we could keep going on the trail . Well by the time we headed back over the bridge the wind was against us and so were my legs but , we made it. I have to say I am glad Darren had Sam in his bike. When we returned home we all just came in through the garage parked our bikes and then parked our buts on the couch! So that was my 40km bike ride, I am proud of me and my family. Heres to many more.

Soccer Jamboree March 24,2012

Soccer season wind up happened and the sun came out! Two things that didn't happen most of the season.  It was lovely to see the sun as the boys played in the soccer jamboree to wind up the soccer season. We arrived on time saw a few friends and found our team. The boys waited until it was time to commence the few games that they would be playing. I actually brought my camera as I have not taken any pictures this season the weather was too tumultuous. Sam and his team the Magpies played well, funny how at the end of the season they are all working together and using the skills and now it is over! Sam did mention that he thinks he would like to play next year so we will wait and see.