Calgary Zoo with the Girl Guides


The big year-end trip this year was a sleepover at the Calgary zoo. They slept in the “Canadian Wilds” building, next to the otters. Lots of fun!

Lunch stop in Field, BC

Madeline clowning it up as a baby penguin 🙂

Photos by the girls:

Spring Fishing


We love to go fishing for the day and explore the area south of here on Arrow Lake. Simon and the girls went out with our friend Stu.

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Our talented and poised dancers:

Emily ready for her Michael Jackson mix dance recital.

Madeline ready for Lyrical dance.

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The Arts


The end of the school year draws near and that means recitals, competitions and finished projects.
Both girls participated in group dance competion in Vernon and came away from it with silver medals. Emily is in a Jazz group and Madeline is in Lyrical (a type of expressive modern ballet).

Emily was asked to participate in this project to construct a permanent piece of art for her school lobby. Each of the 20 participants designed and created a tile with clay and special glazes. Emily is shown below beside her tile with the white snow and skis. Her rationale for her tile is that she loves to ski, it is a healhy, outdoor activity, and that Revelstoke is a “ski-town”. Well done Emily!

Emily began playing the clarinet this year and got dressed up for her recital. What a beautiful young lady she is becoming!

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Spring has sprung!


I sooo love the first flowers that pop up in the springtime, giving us a much-missed burst of colour.

On a warm Saturday afternoon we all lay down on the grass and watched the many bees buzzing among the flowers.

Madeline le boulanger (the baker)


Maddie loves to bake. To date, she has made 4 pumpkin pies, 1 lemon merengue pie, 3 angel food cakes, numerous brownies and other cookies/cakes.
This week she wanted to make apple rose pastries. I have to admit that I thought pastry might be a bit out of her league, and warned her of it’s complexity, but she persisted. I’m glad she did and I stand corrected. Her pastries were light and flaky and the treats were amazing-tasting and beautiful to boot. We may have a new apprentice for the Modern Bakeshop.

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