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Santa Claus Parade

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Saturday was the official start to the Christmas season in Yorkton with the lighting of the town's Christmas tree followed by the Santa Claus Parade.  Der was still out of commission with the flu so I took Kirsi and Aidan down for the festivities.

I was really surprised to see this sign up at the City Centre Park.  You just don't see the religious meaning of Christmas in public places anymore so I was happy to see it.


The kids are enjoying hot dogs and hot chocolate at the park.


The town's Christmas tree is officially lit up.


 And here's the Parade!


A chuck wagon leading off the parade - you know we're living in the West, right?  It's great!


The kids loved seeing this garbage truck all decorated up!


Harley Santa!


And look at this big rig all lit up in John Deere colours.  Aidan was super pumped to see this float!


And the Big Guy to finish up the parade.


It's great to be back home for this season.  I love seeing the lights, decorations and just the electric…

Let It Snow

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October 31st - Halloween




November 6 - First Snowfall








First Canadian Halloween

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The kids enjoyed their first Canadian Halloween.  Here they are practising before they go out trick or treating!





Funny of the Day

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This morning, I was browsing on Pinterest and I found this there.  So, here's your funny of the day - I love it!!

From this blog

Summer 2011...in a nutshell

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So, we've been slackers in posting about what we've been up to.  So, rather than bore you with details, here are some photos to tell you what we've been up to.

Birthday Party Fun



Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream!

At the lake



Picking raspberries - they taste better straight from the patch!



45th Anniversary

Bought a house

Silly times with Daddy

Wagon rides

Northwest Round-Up Parade, Rodeo and Fair


Our new van

Combining


Helping Grampa fix the combine

Looking for ladybugs in the straw

Lost in the grass

Evening of the Arts

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Last night was Kirsi's school's Evening of the Arts.  It's a showcase of what the kids have done throughout the year, not just in the visual arts but also the performing arts.  There were kids who sang, danced and did skits, along with the kids' art displayed throughout the school.  It was great.  Kirsi's class performed with the Preschool, Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes and they were adorable.  Here's a pic of Little Miss singing her heart out:







Then her ballet class did their dance and it was great!  The girls did so well with it - we were definitely proud of our little Boo!

As the final performance, the Grades 2 - 6 classes, along with the elementary principal and a teacher sang Jimmy Cliff's "Wonderful World, Beautiful People".  It was fabulous!  If you'd like to give the song a listen, here's the link to it on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVdfANgPAz4


Let It Rain

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We just had a storm system go through that brought 2 weeks of rain.   We thought it could rain in Sri Lanka but this downpour was amazing for how much and for how long it rained.  Mommy brought out the rain jackets and rubber boots and let the kids dance in the rain.



Then it was some time to practice our grumpy looks.


Before showing their true nature...