Sunday, 4 May 2008

One Jam-Packed Saturday

Today our kids started Aikido classes. I was THRILLED to find a class they could take together. And they were thrilled to finally be a martial arts class. It was fun to watch them embark on this entirely new venture together.

They did all these weird races where they walked in many crazy different ways. By the end of the class Jill said her legs felt like jel-lo!

After the class was over we piled into Allen's new car and took off to Edmonton. We really enjoyed our first trip in his new car. It feels all the better too knowing that his car runs on propane. It's half the price!! Lovin' that!!

We went to Edmonton to go to Nathan Hawryluk's reception. They held it in an old school called the McKay Avenue School. It was so beautiful and such an interesting place to be! Inspired me a little to read up on some Alberta history! I wished we had Jill with us. She's quite interested in these kinds of things lately because of the book we're reading together. (Jill and Pierce hung out with Auntie Virginia and Uncle Andy instead). We had a great time at the reception anyway. Nathan and Jen looked wonderful and very happy....and we had a terrific time visiting and enjoying the building.

After the reception we went back over to Andy and Virginia's and had a great visit. Virginia had just run a 10K race and so she was tired and hungry. I only wish to look so great after a 10K run!

On the way home Peirce kept telling us he NEEDED to go to a playground. The best we could find was an oil rig on the outskirts of Edmonton at Leduc...the famous Leduc No. 1.

You can tell by this picture that Peirce clearly had some energy he needed to use up before a long sit in the car.

....the kind of poses a mother doesn't like. You can tell Allen took this picture. I'd never be having Jill sit on the ledge like that.

Chico always loves a road trip - and he gets pampered probably a little too much for his own good.

All in all it was a GREAT day. We had a fun time hanging out together. Our kids are a lot of fun (most days) and we really enjoyed hanging out with them this weekend.

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