Friday, May 27, 2016

Look who started Baseball!

SEEEEENA did!!!

We signed Selena up for the first time this year.  She and Annika are playing in the Puslinch Minor Softball League and looks like it’s going to be a great year.  Selena is learning the basics with lots of fun drills.  Annika is doing drills and a short game each week.

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Running drill

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Make the base “squeak!”  (it actually did…)

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Selena with her teammates!  Second from the left is my old friend Juila’s (went to elementary and high school, and played rep baseball and track together) daughter Elena.  Selena and Annika also dance and do track with Elena.  Really a special thing getting to reunite with old friends and seeing our kids grow up together!!

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Looks like we have another ball player on our hands!  She proudly announced how much she loved baseball after her practice!

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Annika at bat

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May Long-Weekend

Finished up my pruning, mulching and weeding this weekend, had a trip to the beach with the girls, celebrated our neighbour’s 40th, saw some fireworks at uncle David’s and aunt Jenn’s, and concluded the weekend with a bbq with friends.  I’d say a pretty perfect, much-needed, refreshing weekend!

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Team work to create their “pool”

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Water therapy and rest for our injured Mavie.  He had a tumble down a couple stairs… but is much better now.  Amazing what some fresh air and rest can do!

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Look at that cake!  For the deep-sea diving lover

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Papa Sid!

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Enjoying mom and dad’s new sun canopy

 

Here are some shots from our garden.  Blooms a little late this year due to the ups and downs of the recent weather, but looks like all uphill from here!

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Slowly becoming my favourite flower… The Alum!

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These flowers border our porch.  Lovely place to have my tea!

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Dance!

Annika has officially concluded her competition year.  Her last dance was in Niagara Falls where we had a girls weekend with nana!  Annika’s jazz and tap group exceeded their expectation for the year, placing 1st at every comp, with the exception of a 2nd place for their jazz in Niagara.  It was a lot of work, both for Annika and us, a lot of expense and weekends filled with dance, but to see Annika’s confidence bloom and drive to be the best she can be has made it all worthwhile.  We couldn’t be more proud of her, and we look forward to what the future holds with both Annika and Selena!

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Selena was such a big supporter for her big sister.  She came to all of the competitions and sat through the long waits excited to see her sister on stage.  She even received this huge candy necklace from the judge during one of the adjudications.

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Poor Annika was terrified to ride the big ferrous wheel in Niagara, but we were able to calm her down and everything was great!

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Annika practicing and showing nana her dance moves!

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We couldn’t have gotten through this year as easily without the huge support and help from nana and papa!!