Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year (almost)

Well it seems it's been such a busy year I haven't had any time to share on the blog, so before the year is through here's a little photo run through of what I did (and bailey joined me).

Monday, January 31, 2011

Ice on Whyte 2011

It's that time of year again, it's cold enough to make things of ice and have fun playing in it. This years Ice on Whyte theme was Chinese New Year and I think it's getting bigger and better every year. Enjoy the pics.

They also made a bunch of things out of snow. This dragon is the side of the giant ice slide.

And lastly please enjoy a trip down the ice slide with me


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Welcome to the Snow Fort that is our Yard

So after about a week and a half of snow falling here in Edmonton, the city finally got around to plowing the residential streets. With all the snow piled on the side of the road we had nowhere to park so Dad hired a bobcat to move the snow, giving rise to the biggest "snow fort" I've ever seen.

A point of note is this is the most snowfall Edmonton has seen in over 20 years. (1989) I remember that snow fall.
Bailey has been enjoying herself playing out in all the snow but we couldn't ever recruit her to shovel it, guess it would have been difficult for her to shovel onto drifts that were about a foot and a half over her head.
So if anyone is looking for some snow to play in, we've got snow for you and an awesome fort to go with it.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Festival of Trees 2010

So it is that time of year again and time for another tradition up here in Edmonton. Last weekend we went to the Festival of Trees in support of the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation. And this year Amy was back to join Bailey and I in the fun. Here's some of the pictures courtesy of Amy and me.

Activities started off with Mini Tree Decorating, Gingerbread Man Decorating, Tree Ornaments, and Santa Hats.

Bailey and Amy in the bubble. Notice I got Amy right as her bubble popped.

Next we checked out some of the trees

So we have a Mickey & Minnie Tree, a Firefighters Tree (that's my favorite), a Medical Supplies Tree from the Hospital, a Penguin Tree and what I call The Bubble Tree (bubbles were just near by). There was also a tree shaped like a dress but the picture didn't work out.

Here are some of the Gingerbread Houses and Cakes Decorated for the festival. The first one in the Alberta Legislature in Gingerbread. This one and the second cake were award winners from the gluten-free bakery Kinnikinniks.

As you can see there's something for just about everyone.

The next stop was to check out what the money being raised was going to and we hopped into a surgery while we were at it.

And of course, what trip to a christmas festival would be complete without a trip to see the big man himself, Santa Clause.

Well I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope to see you all soon.