Friday, July 25, 2014

A special visit.

Grandpa Oscar and Kerri's cousin Chelsea are here visiting from Florida.  We spent the first day just talking and catching up.  But day two we headed out to do some sight-seeing, accompanied by our favourite tour guide, cousin David.

Kerri took a break by the locks of the Rideau.

And then we crossed the locks to see what was on the other side.

We walked down a bicycle path and saw a rowing club, lots of ducks and sea gulls, and some very scenic views.
They all stopped at the waterfalls to take a picture...
...of this little bird napping.
Cousin David and Grandpa Oscar caught up on the history of the place.

Chelsea and Kerri just posed for more pictures.
It really is very pretty here, the pictures don't do it justice.

After our walk, we went to the indoor pool for a swim.
And then we headed out to do a little bit of shopping, and brought cousin David over to our house for dinner.  

Jade posed for him:
And so did Pookie:
We had a wonderful day, but everyone was very tired, so we ended up going to bed a bit earlier than normal.  Thank you cousin David for playing tour guide, letting us enjoy your pool, and for the lovely pictures!  We always enjoy your company.

Life with Kerri is having fun with Grandpa and Chelsea.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Amazing.

My very talented niece Alora drew this picture of Kerri.  She is an amazing young artist.  I absolutely love it!!

Thank you Alora!

Life with Kerri loves this drawing.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Counting the days.

Two, to be exact.  In two days, we will be going to the airport to pick up my dad, Grandpa Oscar.  We haven't seen him in two years (he was undergoing cancer treatment), so this trip is extra special.

And with him will be our niece Chelsea, who we haven't seen for over 5 years.  This will be her first trip to Canada, so we are hoping to make it memorable for her.

We are so excited we can't sleep!

Life with Kerri will be taking lots of pictures.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Minecrack.

Because I don't know what else to call it.  Kerri is obsessed.

I can't even use our electronics without assistance.  She picked up her tablet and mastered the game in minutes.

Today she showed me her several-storied elaborate tree house, her farm and animals, and her waterfalls.  I have no clue how she did this.  I am still trying to figure out how to make a house with Legos.

Whatever happened to playing board games?

Life with Kerri is just like her Daddy - a techie junkie.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Growing up.

I realize it's not the greatest picture and is a little bit blurry, but this photo just made me realize how much she has grown up this year.

Life with Kerri is changing.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Reaching high.

This past weekend Kerri hosted a sleepover.  The girls went to the movies, rock climbing, played laser tag and bumper cars, had lots of snacks, sleepless nights full of chatter and giggles, and family time with pillow fights, sing a longs, and dancing.

The girls declared it a complete success, and can't wait to do it again.

I am still recovering.

Life with Kerri keeps climbing.

Friday, July 11, 2014

9 years ago today....


...we became a family.

Happy Gotcha Day Kerri!

Life with Kerri has been blessed these past 9 years.