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December 25, 2012

Ho Ho Ho !

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 01:09


Etienne must have managed to convince Santa or the tricky elf that he was an angel this year – maybe that costume seen on a previous post had something to do with it – because he scored big this year ! Santa brought him the camera he asked for as well as the radio controlled cars he wanted. His parents spoiled him with a space station while his sister bought him Angry Birds on Ice !


Later we had a super Christmas dinner and all ate way too much good food !

December 24, 2012

The Angel Etienne on Christmas Eve

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 01:05

Christmas Eve saw the arrival of the Angel Etienne. At first he appeared to be just a regular boy that had some pretty fancy dance moves, then the wings and halo appeared and he showed his ability to balance on just one foot. Finally he was seen holding his newest friend, Dexter, a gift from Grandma and Grandpa.


As it got dark the kids needed to put out the reindeer food and while they were doing so we got a sighting of Santa as he passed over head ! Do you see him too ?


December 16, 2012

Day out w/ Thomas

Filed under: Places Visited,Special Events — Dad @ 23:03

Our friends Colin and Liam invited us to join them on a day out with Thomas, you know Thomas, the tank engine…


The boys had a great time and we got access to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There were a number of activities for the boys, cookie decorating, face painting, tattoos, and an arcade that Etienne just would not leave !


The train ride was really very enjoyable.


There were a number of bridges and tunnels that we passed under and through.

There was even a surprise on board !


After the train ride we got to exchange a coupon for some arcade tokens and Etienne and Liam had a blast playing all the games and riding on the carousel.


November 22, 2012

Thanks for Family

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 01:48

Our family feast this year !



Etienne reflecting on all the things he is thankful for ?

October 31, 2012

Halloween Parade

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 21:23


Helicopter Pilot Etienne at the John Green Elementary Halloween Costume Parade 2012 ! Notice the very official salute from the pilot !

October 26, 2012

Fall Festival / Trunk or Treat

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 21:20


Unfortunately this year Cezanne’s school had to cancel their fall festival but we did still go and check out the Trunk or Treat event at the other school near home. There was a small “pumpkin patch” which made for the above photo op. The event had 30+ cars decorated for Halloween and collecting tins of food for a local food bank. Both kids just picked “costumes” out of our dress up wardrobe and saved their “official” costumes for the Halloween…

October 14, 2012

Annual Apple Picking

Filed under: Places Visited,Special Events — Dad @ 21:05

We have now made an annual fall apple picking outing a bit of a tradition. This year we tried a farm closer to home that Lanelle found. We tried Gabriel Farm and really enjoyed it. They were a small independent farm but provided us with just what we needed, trees and apples to pick !


October 6, 2012

P A R T Y ! I am 3 !!

Filed under: Milestones,Places Visited,Special Events — Dad @ 20:54



Etienne turned 3 on September 22, but we waited until October the 6th to have his party. This gave him a bit more time at his new school to get familiar with his classmates who we then invited to the party. We also had other friends along for all of the fun. We had the party at My Gym and they did a really good job with a mix of kids ( from 3 to 6 years old ). Happy Birthday Etienne !!

October 5, 2012

Cezanne’s Gator Gallop

Filed under: Special Events — Dad @ 20:51


Just as the school year starts for big sister Cezanne, they hold a fund raising event called Gator Gallop. Etienne and I attended to cheer Cezanne and her class on as they ran around the field. Near the end of the run Etienne joined his sister for a lap and celebrated with a colorful ice lolly ! Yum !

September 22, 2012

Actually 3 !

Filed under: Milestones,Special Events — Dad @ 02:20

The big day arrived and our little giant finally turned 3, only 3, yes he is the size of a 5 year old according to the doctor and he seems to comprehend at the level of a 4 year old, but he is still just 3 years old.



With him now in school the changes and growth are going to be exponential and Lanelle is going to have her hands full trying to keep him stimulated, interested and out of trouble !!

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