Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tad Lake September 2012 (3 post series)

 Just after midnight we returned home from our first trip to Tad Lake. We spent 7 days at our family cabin in the woods, had lots of fun, great weather and lots of memories made. I was a bit worried about the long drive with 4 young kids but it went really well. 
I've heard "a picture is worth a thousand words" but pictures just don't capture the magic of this place. It is a wilderness paradise.
I don't have time to write a thousand words but I hope you can see some of the fun we had in these moments we have digitally captured.
Lots of outdoor fun and bike ridding.
 Jonathan's first grouse (yummy)!
 Collecting food from the garden.
 Dreaming he's 16!

 Fun on the Tire Swing.

 Oma & Opa

 David has his first loose tooth.
 Rebekah is now 8 weeks old.

Quad Rides

 I decided I had to make a separate post for our quad pictures at Tad Lake. Here are 11 pictures with various family members all going for a ride. You can also see some glimpses of the property and cabin. Samara went for several rides each day. Anytime someone asked her if she wanted to go for a ride she answered with an enthusiastic "Yah!" Angeline took a little while to warm up to the idea. When someone asked her if she wanted to go for a ride she would answer "maybe when I'm 4." By the end of our week she was enjoying it just as much as the rest of us. I did go on a few rides with Jonathan but didn't manage to get any pictures this time around. My first ride in the woods I got quite the scare when something snuffed at me (possibly a moose or a bear) though I can't see how we surprised it making all that noise. David also enjoyed it and thought it was extra special when he got to go for a ride on the Rhino. (Above picture is Uncle Jared with the bike, Grandpa, Angeline, David and Jonathan on the quad.

Friday, September 21, 2012

First Day of School - Grade 1

Today is David's first day of Grade 1 at his Community Class. He attends Community Class on Fridays throughout the school year and we are continuing to homeschool. We actually started school 2 weeks ago and everything is going well. Surprisingly he hasn't seemed to forget much over the summer so we have been able to skip over a lot of the review. He was excited to go to school today, although he expressed a little remorse over not being able to play with his sister. He was also a bit concerned that he might have a different teacher but he was happy to see that it was the same teacher as last year.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Parksville Beach Park

This was another day trip we did while on the Island. Parksville Beach has a great playground. When David saw it for the first time he said "Wow... this is the biggest playground I have ever seen!" We've had 2 pic-nics here this year. The kids also enjoyed playing in the tide pools on the beach. This concludes my blogging from our trip to the Island just in time to post Rebekah's 6 week pictures tomorrow morning.