Saturday, 25 April 2015

Skating Lesson 3 - Jolly Hockey Sticks

The Calgary Flames are currently winning their first-round series of games in the Stanley Cup playoffs against Vancouver, 3-2, and we squeezed Dan into a Flames jersey over his coat for this morning's lesson. It seems to do the trick, he spent much of the lesson on his skates, not his bum, and Olga barely had to hold him up. He could tip-toe around the ice, and even had a go at hitting some blocks with a hockey stick.
His progress was so good today that his coach has put Mama - and Assistant Coach Lara - on standby for next week, they just have to be ready to come on the ice if Dan wants them, but to start with, the Parent in the Parent and Tot skating group has been "benched"!

Here's a couple of minutes of video of Dan's progress today:

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Easter Vacation Photos

Here are a selection of photos from our week's vacation at the trailer during and after the Easter weekend:

Tooth Fairy visit

After weeks of wobbling, and moving out of the way so much it was hard to believe that it hadn't come out already, one of Lara's top front teeth has finally given up, and came out in the bath a few days ago. It was retrieved and left under the pillow.
The Tooth Fairy decided that after the waiting involved, and the significance of it being a front tooth, it was worth $5. 

Flies and Good Coffee News

Ok, so it's April 22nd, a nice warm Spring morning and the flies are starting to appear. But it's going to snow on Saturday, hah hah, let's see how they like that then!

And more good news, I heard on the radio today Starbucks were advertising that they serve Flat White coffee now - that was my favourite type of coffee before we left the UK, and I'd only just found it before we moved. It seems that Starbucks have added it to their US & Canada menus since January. So I think I'll go and try one out.