Ariana Grande

March24

For Christmas we gave the girls tickets to see their favourite singer, Ariana Grande. The accessible seats were sold out so I bought 3 so Simon could take them. Lucky for him, his cousin Cathy offered to make it a “girls night out” and took them to the concert. We joined 2 other Revelstoke families for a pre-show dinner and hype-up for the girls. By freak chance, the girls and their friends had seats 3 rows away from each other.

Right before the show:

Ready to go with Ariana shirts and kittycat headbands like the singer wears.

The Nutcracker

December19

The girls took part in the Nutcracker with the Victoria Ballet. It was a sold out performance at our 350 seat Performing Arts Centre. They were not super thrilled to be “just mice”, but it’s really all about practising for and taking part in a professional production.

The cast:

Emily above left star, Maddie above right, just after taking their bow. The taller girls had full-head mouse masks.

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A New School Year

September7

Here we are starting the 2016-17 school year already! It feels like summer never really got into full swing in Revelstoke, or I guess it did in April and May..?! And fall just came in like a hammer this week, time to cover up the basil at night. Basil doesn’t like single digit temperatures, but I digress…
Emily is in Grade 6 this year, in a 6/7 split class at BegbieView elementary (no middle school here), Madeline is in grade 4 at the ecole des glaciers. I cannot get a school photo of the girls together in the morning because Maddie is off to get on her bus before Emily is ready in the morning. Emily is just 3 minutes from her school.
They are both happy about their teachers and classes and were very excited to see all their friends again.

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End of the school year

July4

Grades 3 and 5 are now wrapped up. The girls are growing so fast! A few random photos of the last week of June.

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Emily’s 11th birthday party

June30

Emily has had a grand 11th birthday season. She celebrated the actual date on March 30 at Harry Potter World in Florida. Mexican cake that night. She and her sister both celebrated their birthdays at Grandma Shirl’s in Toronto on April 3. Ice-cream cake that night. A week later there was a group birthday celebration in Vancouver at her grandparent’s place. Cupcakes that night. Culminating with a day swinging through the trees with 2 friends on June 30, exactly 3 months after the real date.

Skytrek is 20 minutes from Revelstoke and great fun for kids. Emily has been big enough for 2 years to go on the adults ropes course, which runs 30-50 feet in the air – not for the faint hearted!

And afterward, cupcakes again, this time decorated by themselves.
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Guides

June3

Last night we attended the ‘flying up’ ceremony for Madeline, she is finished as a Brownie and will move up to Guides with her sister. These two were all goofiness and giggles after a number of cookies at the event. 🙂

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Pro Dance Pics

June1

Here are the official photos taken by a local, talented photographer, Sarah Mickel.

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Dance Recital

May26

The girls danced for two nights of sold out shows at our Performing Arts Centre. This year Emily was in Jazz, and Maddie was in a Lyrical and Modern class. They are both amazing dancers!

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Ski Racing

February7

The girls spend each Sunday skiing with their peers in the Revelstoke Ski Club. Last weekend was a fun local race. The course was challenging as it was quite icy from a rain crust. Emily got a second place in her age group, Madeline reached the podium as well with a third place.

The race start:
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Maddie and her good buddy Corbin:
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Anticipating the results…
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Happy racers!
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Ski holiday

December31

We came home for our ski holiday part of the vacation. It was a chilly -12 and windy at the top yesterday.

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The view never gets old…(click for larger picture)

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