Friday, December 3, 2010

Baby Lauren

Our friends, Jenn and Byron, had their second baby Lauren Elizabeth Byron a few weeks ago. Here are some pictures from the hospital the day after and from our house a few weeks later. Winnie really loves the baby!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Trip to Mexico

Here's a slideshow from our trip to Mexico. It was lots of fun.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

We just got back from trick-or-treating and we had a lot of fun. We ordered KFC for dinner, which is something of a tradition here, and then dressed up the kids. Kevin dressed as Harry Potter, Iyau as Scooby Doo, Caleb as a gorilla and then later a bee, and Winnie dressed as a unicorn/pegasus. We went to a few dozen houses in our condo complex and then called it a night. Everyone had a pretty good time.

The weather has been rather clement here. I think it was around 0 C, which is like 20 degrees warmer than Halloween 2009 or 2008.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Some Winnie Videos

In this video, Winnie climbs up the ladder to the top of the bunk bed, all by herself, except for the end when I push her bum over the edge.

In this video, Winnie says a few words after dinner.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

More Camping (with pictures)

We went camping this weekend, just the 3 of us. This time, we had our camera.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Long Weekend Camping

This weekend, we decided to go camping with our friends, the Dolans, and two foster children, 7 and 9, who have been staying with us since Thursday.

Our plan was to pick up the Scout canoes, paddles and PFDs Friday night then head out Saturday morning and come back Sunday morning. We went to Pontoon Lake and to the Scout cabin. The weather was quite warm for most of Saturday, 25 C or so, but it called for a 60% chance of rain in the evening.

We took two canoes out across the 1.5 km stretch to the cabin. We had dried meat and chips for lunch. We picked raspberries and reserved about a cup for the babies. Winnie loved to sit beside a raspberry bush and eat them right off the bush. We went swimming off of the rocks, which were slimy but the water was nice and we had fun. Me and Byron also took the kids fishing and we managed to catch a small jackfish before heading in. With four people in the boat, I am glad we did not catch a big one. It was easy to unhook the small one without bringing him into the boat.

Just after dinner it started to rain and we headed inside for hot chocolate. The moms tried to put the babies to bed and Caleb took a while, but finally went down. The older kids went to bed and the adults played Gin and Rummy for an hour or so, before we all went to bed. Caleb didn't sleep very well so Jenn and Byron had to get up at 6 AM and head back to town prematurely.

The rest of us woke up later, had eggs and bacon for breakfast, then headed back to Yellowknife at around noon. The kids and I had to take two trips in the canoe to bring all of our gear back, and then bring Nikki and Winnie back, but it was fun and the weather on Sunday was very nice again.

Unfortunately, there were no pictures taken, but it is for that reason that you are able to enjoy my sonorous prose.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Work Trip to Beaufort Delta

Me and Nikki just got back from our working trip to the Beaufort Delta. We had the task of surveying four communities: Inuvik, Tsiigehtchic, Fort McPherson and Aklavik. Winnie came too. I think she enjoyed it but she might not have understood where she was or what she was doing.

We also visited Tuktoyaktuk on the weekend for a guided tour. We flew there in the evening and boated back. We highly recommend it!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nikki's Trip to Grande Prairie

Here are some pictures of Nikki's trip to Grande Prairie.

Winnie Walking on Youtube

Saturday, May 8, 2010

In-Laws in Town

The in-laws visited Yellowknife for 10 weeks. It was really nice having them here and I think they enjoyed staying with us and spending time with their granddaughter. We even got a lot accomplished on the house - the hose was fixed, railings were installed, a greenhouse was built, lightbulbs were changed.

Here are some pictures that Donna took while she was here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Winnie turns 1

Well, our little bundle of love turned one year old today. We had a whole bunch of people over, BBQed burgers, had a cake, opened presents.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Some Spring Winnie

I know some of you are eager for some new pictures of Winnie, so here they are. Nikki went back to work last week and yes, Winnie turns the big ONE this Sunday. It's getting warmer here although we had flurries yesterday and today, so winter is still holding out.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Snow-Machine Trip 2010

Great trip. Great weather.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Some Weekend Pictures

The weather has been unseasonably warm here, -5 to -10 lately, and we have been making good use of it.

A ready to go to the park

Dad with baby Winnie strapped on

A having fun at the park

Momma and Winnie

Winnie is happy to be outside having fun

We also visited an igloo

Dadda and Winnie inside the igloo

A crawling into the igloo

Sunday, February 21, 2010

January-February Winnie Pictures

Here are some more current pictures of Winnie from the last few months.

Christmas 2009-2010

We finally recovered the camera we had at Christmas so here are a few pictures from Christmas.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winnie's Professional Pictures

Over Christmas, we managed to get some professional pictures of Winnie done at Sears. Here's the entire contents.