Emily’s Birthday at Skytrek

June26

In order to celebrate hitting double digits, Emily and two friends went to the nearby Skytrek Adventure Park.

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They are now just tall enough to do the adult high ropes courses. Being strong, light, and athletic girls, it was a breeze. It’s not for the faint of heart though, they are way up in the trees!
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End of the school year

June24

Emily’s class produced a musical telling the story of how Canada came to be. They performed 16 songs over an hour, with spoken passages in between. Emily told a story of Canada’s first nations, and put a costume to use that I made for myself many years ago.
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Emily lining up for the 800m final on the far right.
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Emily finished 4th in the race, way to go Em!
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Madeline in a relay on Sports Day.
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Madeline went to Camp Mewata on the shores of Okanagan Lake with her Brownie troop. They camped for two nights on a warm spring weekend and had a lot of fun singing, doing crafts, hiking and learning camping skills.
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Soccer

June20

Emily in action in the blue socks.
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A proud team player.
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The tin grin is in!

June18

Two very excited girls got their braces put on recently! They were not so excited on days 2 and 3, which were fairly painful, but the mouth heals quickly and they are good now.
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Soccer Saturday

May23

Revelstoke Youth Soccer holds a fun, world-cup soccer day once a year. The girls were keen to show their team colours. Emily played for Team Brazil and Madeline was on Team Argentina.

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Emily likes to take it to a new level…
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Hip Hoppers

May14

The last two evenings were the pinnacle of the young Revelstoke dancers season, the year-end show. These lucky girls get to perform onstage at our deluxe new Performing Arts Centre. Both girls did really well, led their respective groups in the first row. Way to go girls!
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Don’t mess with these gangstas!
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Maddie is 8!!!

April25

All of our birthdays occur in a row, Jan, Feb, March, April. Being the last, Madeline’s birthday is much-anticipated, and much counted-down.
The cake was artfully decorated by Madeline with strawberries and jellybeans.
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She had a party at the local gymnastics facity where it is always a great time. The birthday girl gets to be hooked into the bungee harness over the trampoline. Two friends are ready for blast-off…
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Emily and the Wolves

April20

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Emily’s grade 4 class took a trip to the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre near Golden. Let me just begin by saying that Emily LOVES wolves, this has been a dreamed-about trip for her! The wolves are awfully cute. The Centre promotes wolf conservation through education.

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Emily is 10!!!

March30

It’s hard to believe we have now hit double digits! As a special treat for turning 10, Emily is postponing her party until June so that she can go to Skytrek Adventure Park. They have treetop high-ropes courses, rockclimbing and other adrenalin-filled activities. Fun stuff for a fearless ten year old! We had a yummy cake celebration at home on March 30th.
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Spring on Gabriola Island

March22

Sitting on the roof of the car in the ferry lineup, a tradition:

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Awesome view from our aunt’s house!
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Life is always an adventure with us… Here’s Maddie at Nanaimo General Hospital. She took a flying leap off the TOP of the swingset, had a bad landing. Ambulance, stitches and an overnight stay. She is fine now, back to backflips on the trampoline and cartwheels everywhere. She’s one tough cookie.

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Lots of fun playing rainy day scrabble. Cathy and I are teaching our young Padawan scrabble apprentices.

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Time to head back to the mainland…

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