Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thru the eyes of a child

If you ever have a problem seeing the good or beauty in something, try to view it thru the eyes of a child. Their innocence, wonder and joy makes everything right in the world. These are our grandsons, Hayden and Jaxson and I think says it all about the wonder of the Holiday Season.

Thanksgiving 2010

As has become our tradition now, we had dinner at Traci and Tim's house. Traci is a wonderful cook and sure knows how to set a table and host any dinner. We had a great time with them, the boys and Tim's mom, Joann and his uncle, Tom, brother John and his wife Amanda.  The boys beat me in several card games and it was a fun day.

Hayden Red belt testing

On Novemeber 20th, Hayden tested for his red belt in karate. He did a great job and his form is really starting to look very good. Master Nelson presented him with his new red belt. Congrats Hayden!

Master Nelson putting on his red belt

Hayden and Mr. Kook

Two very proud boys!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

NorthWest Karate Tournament

Twice a year the karate school that our grandson, Hayden, belongs to has a tournament with all the local schools participating. Its like the recital after months of practice in classes. Hayden entered 3 events and did an awesome job on them all. He took 1st place in both form and self-defence and 2nd in sparring. All the kids receive participation trophies so no one goes home empty handed. its great fun to watch and amazing to see how far these kids have come. Later in the day the older kids and adults compete and there was even a 79 year old lady who is a black belt and was competing. They learn alot about self defence, stranger danger and self esteem.

This was the card I made for Hayden for these events

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Trick or treat is over but had to share the kids costumes. Oh! and of course the dog too! Here is Snuggles sitting on top the back of the recliner waiting for the kids to come. Hayden was one of the characters from the Bauaman games, Jaxson a train engineer, he has an obsession for trains! and Traci and Tim all duked out in their western gear for a Halloween party.

 Haydens newest soccer photo from this year
 Jaxson at the pumpkin farm with is nursery school class getting a pumpkin