Tag Archive | YMCA

Dance Baby Dance

As mentioned in the birthday post for Echo HERE, she started her first ever dance class this summer. It was a huge success. One of her favourite staff members ran the class, and she had nothing but fun.

Miss Grace

Miss Grace

We not only go the necessary dance shoes, but also picked up a little purple dance costume for class wear. Which of course was a huge hit.

With summer plans and such the YMCA decided to have TWO dance recitals. The first, luckily, the Friday before Karyn was to drive home so Echo had 4 people in the audience just for her. Ken, myself, Karyn and Trinity all came to watch.

Echo was the only pupil from her class to make that recital so she danced with Grace TWICE! They ran threw the performances twice to give everyone a good chance to see their child and take pictures.20180810_170629

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Then at the end they received a little certificate… and some snacks! It was a lot of fun.20180810_171602

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The following week there was a second performance in the gym. This time Echo was not the only one in her class AND her brothers came to show support!20180815_180957

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It was fun to watch the dance again, and Echo was all fired up to sign up for the next session which runs until Christmas season! I will be sure to share images from that one as well!20180810_170627

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When Trinity Turned 10

Well this should have been posted ages ago!! Oops! Happy WAY belated birthday to my double digits girl. I know I shared this on Instagram and Facebook but the blog must share as well!

On April 26th Trinity turned 10! Where has the time gone? We got her a rather funky and fun cup cake and cake Hello Kitty cake.IMG_20180426_222110_255

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It matched perfectly with many of her Hello Kitty themed presents. Including some rather sweet doll furniture from her Aunty Holly, Uncle James and Cousin Jimmie. Don’t forget the grandparent phone calls. Lucky girl.20180426_121915

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She chose her own outfit. Pink, pink and more pink!20180426_090829

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Though she later changed into her new (Hello Kitty themed) sweater and we walked down the street for some fun 5 kid pictures. Boy are they growing up!

Youngest to oldest

Youngest to oldest

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Trinity was over the moon. This year her birthday fell on a Thursday so she also got to go to karate for her birthday!

For dinner we take the birthday kid (or kids if it is the twins) to a mom and dad only dinner. This year Trinity went big with a fancy burger at the Tavern!

Good food takes time, so we brought her DS and her new game!

Good food takes time, so we brought her DS and her new game!

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The next day Renee and I took the two girls on a girls only adventure. 5 Guys for lunch.20180427_123227

Then off to an accessory store for some serious browsing and shopping, all finished up at a rather fancy cupcake store.20180427_134842

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Trinity told me it was a pretty amazing birthday. Double digits sure looks good on this girl! She is growing up so fast! Happy Birthday revisited darling girl!20180427_151105

Way to Run Boys!

One of the big summer goals that WE did do in a timely manner was getting the twins ready and registered to run 2 almost back to back 5K races. One at the Catholic Church down the street from us (with Ken) and the other at our local YMCA.IMG_20180811_092448_961

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The twins spent the summer in once a week run club at the YMCA with their favourite coach Ben learning techniques for distance running. He was so awesome, walking them through how to properly warm up and pushing them to push their limits.

The first 5K was run with friends and Dad! The Schwartz family are members at St. Joe’s and were the ones who alerted us to this 5K opportunity. Their whole family signed up to run. Ken, Zander and Gavin joined them. 20180811_080048

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Trinity, Echo and Emanuel made signs and we got up WAAAAAAY early in the morning (for us) and walked down the street to cheer everyone on. I was surprised we were pretty much a solo act but we did our best. (after saying good bye to Aunty Karyn who had to leave to drive back up to Canada)

We love you~

We love you~

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Zander was the first to finish out of our crew. Ken and Renee ran together and Gavin and Nathan ran together with Chris, Evan and Jeffrey went at a much more leisurely pace. 20180811_082507

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After cheering them until the end it was back to our house for naps, food and resting up.IMG_20180811_092151_328

The following Saturday we were all up super early once again to head over to a VERY familiar place – our local YMCA. This time for the Officer Shawn Silvera Rotary Run. This yearly event begins and ends right around the YMCA. Last year the twins did the splash and dash through the YMCA, but this year they had aged out of it. 

Wearing the shirts from the week before's run

Wearing the shirts from the week before’s run

I was very proud of my boys. Zander came in first with Gavin not too far behind. We brought new signs and cheered them on. 20180818_080850

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There was other fun things to do in the parking lot. The other 3 built stuff at the Home Depot tent.20180818_074348

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And we had some snacks and time in the bouncy house. It was a great way to round off a summer of hard work and determination.20180818_075505

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