Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday evening

Grandma, this is the deck looking towards the old patio with the back porch door just behind the girls.
Starri came by so we all went for a short walk,
and Starri took a picture of us since we are never all in the same picture!
Rex and the girls played on the aggregate whilst Hunter and I played a little football! He won.
A quiet evening and we now await Aunt Shirshir with the pizza!

Rough Weekend

The wind will not stop and it is way too rough for boating this weekend (view from the porch). With Hayley home sick with the flu it was probably not on the cards anyway and Hunter had a sleep over at Katherine's so was still able to have a fun weekend.
As I worked in the yard a territorial dispute arose between two Blue-throated Anoles...
It was a violent affair but both walked away uninjured except for one's pride. Just about the most exciting thing that has happened all weekend! Still a few hours to go!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sports Day 2007

A beautiful windy morning for a sports day as Aunt Shir shir and Jenn get ready for the action.
North Side Primary's celebrity announcer Jennifer hard at work as...
Aunt Shir Shir coaches the rising star in the bean bag race.
Hayley and Aaliya compete in the sack race then...
together in the three-legged race.
Hunter in the "lime & spoon" race. Hayley and Hunter's team won so all the hard work and determination was rewarded.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sunday March 18th

We were expecting company so the house had to be cleaned. Yes Shawn, we actually do some house cleaning although I do try to keep it to a minimum!
There was still some time for playing in the new half-painted planters... but all the hard work got the better of the man!
It started with drinks by the pool with Liv and Dave,
and ended much later with a rather motley looking crew, most of whom I had never even seen before! A fun Sunday, new friends, some great food and everyone exhausted from another busy weekend.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Saturday Swim

Finally a swim, after all were back from piano classes, gymnastics, and lunch with Aunt Shir Shir; and daddy and Nana painted the railings with their primer, reconnected the guttering, re-organized the porch and cleaned some windows. A deserved swim I would say!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Happy Birthday to Jenn!

I came home from work to find the pool full of kids!
Jenn is 24 today and the love of her life surprised her by flying in from Florida! All the kids stayed for birthday cake and helped blow out the candles!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Weekend in a nutshell

Playing football under the lights and enjoying BarBQ Friday night at Old Man Bay playing field...
Lost as usual exploring Sunday morning... where the heck are those blasted caves!
Rum Point Sunday afternoon...Nice Sunday afternoon for a swim...
Me and Aunt Theresa...
Finally home with Rex Sunday evening.

Monday, March 05, 2007

More Horse Riding...

Three more pictures from the horse riding yesterday. Big weekend for all concerned so off to bed early on a lonely, windy Monday night.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Hayley at Gymnastics...
Hunter at gymnastics...
lunch with Katherine after gymnastics...
horse riding on the beach (L-R: Starri, Hayley, Aaliyah, Katherine)
Aunt Tinnie walks along the riders...
finally dinner at the Reid's! More pic's tomorrow. Too much for one day.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Tropical Life

Life in the tropics has its challenges. Here, our brave au pair risks life and limb to remove this Woodslave (nocturnal lizard) from the kitchen! We had seen signs of him for days but only caught sight of him late this evening. I was in favour of leaving him alone (he would keep the bugs away) but Jenn wouldn't be able to sleep knowing he was there, vicious beast that he is! Alas, he is safely back in the woods where he belongs.
Life in the tropics also has its advantages. After school this is our alternative to shoveling snow, although it obviously is not as much fun!