Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Father's Day Pics

Father's Day was so fun this year and I'm pretty sure Joshua agrees! Thanks to all who posted ideas for us! It turned out that simple was better than fancy this year.... The day started with a batch of Joshua's favourite, Cinnamon Muffins. (I will be posting the recipe for those on Recipeasy this Thursday.) While I was mixing up muffins, Sara made a card for Daddy with lots of stickers. She did all the writing by herself! When Sky woke up, he decided he wanted to make a coaster. He used those little beads you make into a flat design on a grid, then iron them so they melt together. That project went into the afternoon, but he finally finished and it turned out great! After we devoured ALL the muffins, we rushed off to church. After church, we came home and ate sandwiches and veggies outside in the sunshine. The afternoon was spent doing yard work, playing games outside, and relaxing. We grilled chicken for supper and everything was very yummy!

Following, is Sky and Joshua demonstrating a popular sport in Canada called, lacrosse. I think it's actually the official sport of Canada, but I will have to check my info on that... Anyway, Calgary has a lacrosse team, the Calgary Roughnecks. Our family got to experience two of their games this past season. The first game was just Joshua and I on a date, and the second time we took the kids. If you think hockey is rough and tough and fast-paced, you should see lacrosse! When Joshua and I went to that first game, we were highly entertained - it was hysterical and very rough! It's played in a hockey rink, but the ice is covered with astro turf. The players wear running shoes and shorts. On top, they wear helmets and padding under their shirts. They carry sticks with little nets on the end (see below) with which they throw and catch a small rubber ball. They also use these sticks to hit each other with, and that seems to be O.K. by the rules! When we took the kids, Sky was just enthralled! Joshua bought him a kid sized lacrosse set and he's been trying it out lately. Here are the pictures of the "game" on Sunday!

First, you scoop the ball into your little net...
Then, throw the ball overhand, like this...
And try to catch it, like this...

Aren't they cute?!
After supper, we made a fire and ate LOTS of smores! Sara decided, after 2 very sticky marshmallows, that she just wanted to eat the graham cracker and chocolate together, without the marshmallows!
Happy smiles for a very Happy Father's Day! We couldn't ask for a better Daddy!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Thanks for sharing your comment on my post! I have lots of family in your area, we should connect off the blogs and play the "do you know...?" game. You have a beautiful family!