Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Race Day!

This past Sunday I did my first trail race ever. In fact, assuming the Sun Run doesn't really count, it was my first race of any kind. I completed my 10 k in 1:15 39 which, for a trail run, I'm pretty happy with. The best part is that I managed the run pain free, and my recovery has been pretty good too. I've been recovering from injury for quite a while now so 'pain free' is a great outcome! Thanks Tanja for joining me on the run. One day I hope to be able to keep up with you!! Thanks Katy for training with me. Hopefully, we'll all be running the next one together. Thanks family and friends for cheering me on. You rock!

Moments after finishing

Here I come...

and there I go.

Time to clean the trail runners

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thanksgiving is also often Téa's birthday. Here the girls are reading a princess book at Téa's birthday brunch. 

Turkey time

We spent one evening at the Stanley Park Halloween train. I was a little concerned that it would be too scary, but the kids were fine. We made a point of riding the train before it got too dark, just in case.

Miles moments after having fallen and scraped his face...hence the redness on his nose.

Sammy trying to win a prize

The hat stayed on only long enough for me to get a picture!

"What is in there?"

(The following photos, and commentary, are from Andrew.)

Apple Barn

We spent a morning at Apple Barn with the Mayson family, picking apples, riding ponies, and playing in the pumpkin fields. Oh yeah, and we also picked some very tasty apples!

Téa giving Sammy a push

The girls enjoying the bouncy castle slide

Who knew that tigers live in pumpkin fields..?

Miles quite liked the roasted corn on the cobb...very tasty!

Miles stealing apples from Brian and Tanja's bag

Miles doing quality control and this apple passes!

The best ones are up high

Sunday, October 2, 2011

musica intima playdate...

which included cake and singing for Abby's third birthday

Aubrey, Charlotte and Kai

Deciding which cupcake to request is serious business! (Emily, Nasja and Sam)


Hitching a ride on Mom (Kat) while she makes lunch


Pretending to be some sort of sleeping animal in Larry and Jill's backyard

Miles with Auntie Jill

Happy Birthday Moma! Moma opens her gifts.

The quinoa chocolate cake that Sammy made for Moma, with a little help from Brad.

Teaching Miles how to blow out candles...by demonstrating, obviously

I think Sammy is pleased with her work