Sunday, 20 September 2015

Beaker head

Jill and I were down on 17th Avenue and we ran across Beakerhead. Never heard of Beakerhead before.... It is a smash up of art, science and engineering.  It looked fun so we decided to check it out. It was fun!

Don't let clouds get you down! These ones play music. This is Jill dancing amongst some musical clouds. 

Jill photocopying her body 

We also ran across some huge bunnies in another park. Apparently, one was hiding/missing. We never did figure that out.

Most interestingly, we also got to watch some parasol duelling by a bunch of steampunks (parasol duelling???? Good question ....I asked the same question. Still no answer)

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Cross Country Running

Jill joined cross country this year. She has really grown to love running the past couple of years. As her swim coach would say, she is becoming as tough as nails!

Today was the first high school meet. 

Love that look of focus!

They were running in the beautiful Canmore park.

The finish line!
She was #13! 

The city finals were out in Cochrane. What a beautiful place to run! 

I love listening to Jill talk about her mental conversations while she runs. She gets to a big hill and says: well, this sucks. No sense dragging this out. She turns on the guns and sprints up the hill because who wants to make that pain any longer than necessary?

I dream of being like that! Maybe one day....

Here are some great photos from the city finals. She was in the top 20 - just outside of being able to go to provincials. Too bad! Abe had some really good runners! Go Orange!

Jill and her friend, Robin. It is the "I'm too cool for school" look.

Braid twinners.

Post race snacks.

Friday, 4 September 2015

First Day of School!

It's nice to be a teacher and have days off when my kids have days off. The first day of school is different though. I'm glad I was not working when they were little. Now we all have the same rush, excitement and overwhelming feelings of the first day of school. Jill and Peirce and Bobby started on September 2. My first day was Aug 31. Everyone's first day went well and we were all totally exhausted at the end of it. Looking forward to getting this first week over!