Sunday, September 30, 2012


Happy 80th Birthday Gram Jennie!  Tonight we celebrated with dinner and then Molly, my mom, and I took her out for a wild night at the casino!  Sadly it wasn't too wild because we were all out of money within half hour... but Gram Jennie did get herself a slow gin collins, so it wasn't a total loss :)  I wish I would have had my camera!

The rest of the weekend was pretty quiet.  Caleb was in Whistler for a work thing and Gallie was a little under the weather.  We ended up breaking into my washi tape stash and found it has many uses:

Telescope for playing Go, Diego, Go.

Notebooks.  This was completely Gallie's idea and we probably made 50 of them!  We started getting creative with the cover and used photos, magazine pages, you name it!  She says we are going to sell them and be rich... haha sounds like me when I was little!  Anyway, she is very proud of them and I'm proud of her for making them :)

Hanging school art (I will have an update on how school is going later this week).

Making envelopes.

And this is what our living room looked like all weekend and what it still looks like as we speak.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Water Taxi

Caleb is finally home from LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Orlando - this was a long stretch of trips and we are very glad he is home for a bit!  We just relaxed on Saturday around the house, did yard stuff, and rode bikes.  Tonight we went to dinner at Semiahmoo with our friends/neighbors by way of their boat.  The weather was great today and the boat ride was fun - Gallie loved it!

Horse'n around...

Gallie has three weeks of horse riding under her belt and she's loving it!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Here is one of Caleb's latest videos for Mackie speakers.  I thought I would share... it's kinda funny :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

1st Day of School

Gallie started kindergarten today!  She has been pretty excited about it all summer and did really well when we dropped her off - not a single tear (but I won't speak for Caleb and I :)).

She was very proud of her outfit that she picked out all by herself on a special day with Grammy!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Horseland Stables

Gallie had her first horse riding lesson last week and LOVED IT!  I knew she would :)  She was a bit nervous because she has only rode ponies before and the horse (Carmelo) was quite a bit larger.  But after a few minutes she was a natural!  She even got to trot, which she was thrilled about.  She can't wait for next week!

We decided let her pick one activity and this was what she picked.  We think that with school, one activity is enough at this age.  And by the way... HER FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN STARTS TOMORROW!!!