Saturday, April 18, 2009

Am I caught up yet?

I know, I know, it's been a bit since I've posted. I'm not 100% sure why but I guess it doesn't matter since I'm getting around to it now!! :o) That's my theory anyways!

I know that most of you know the story that's about to follow but I think that there are still a couple of people out there that don't know so here it goes....

This goes all the way back to State Competition for Destination Imagination on March 28. Both Katie and Emily's team qualified to compete there.

We headed off on Friday morning and made our usual lunch stop in Leavenworth, WA. It's very pretty and fun place to stop. It's a German themed town and there are tons of stores to explore. The weather was totally different this year. Last year the snow was coming down and this year it was just beautiful!

We got up bright and early on Saturday to catch all of our town's teams compete. Here's Katie's team. They did very well but unfortunately Katie is not Tennessee bound this year. Her team placed fifth. She took it very well and I was proud of her.
Here's Emily's team waiting anxiously for the results.This is Emily and her friend Callie just as they heard their team being announced as.....
FIRST Place!! Here they are getting their Blue Ribbons!And here are the Washington State Champs picture after the Ceremonies! So it's Emily who is bound for Global Finals this year! I am very excited for Emily to have the Tennessee experience too!Now, on to things that have been happening since State. Emily's school puts on a Music Concert every year and we got to go and watch Emily sing some songs and play the Recorder. She looked very pretty in her dress. I ♥LOVE the picture of her in the middle!
Last weekend, like every weekend, we watched some soccer. It was very cold and windy at the fields that day. It was the end of Spring Break and hardly any of Emily's team showed up so they recruited Katie to play too.

She was just the right size for these kids that were 2 years younger!! She played Goalie for a bit and the middle picture shows both Katie and Emily playing together in the same game ~ that never happens!!

Over Spring Break, Gord's sister Cathy was kind enough to offer to watch the girls. I think that she enjoys hanging with them and they certainly enjoy getting spoiled by her! There was only a little drama on the second night, Emily had to end up waking Auntie Cathy up because she (Emily) was throwing up all over the place. I bet Auntie Cathy was really glad that she offered to watch them at that point!!! LOL

Here is a picture that was sent to me after they asked if Uncle Malcolm could show them how to chop wood. Emily kept saying that she really didn't think it was a good idea!
No Katie's were harmed in the taking of this picture!!

We had Easter dinner at my Uncle Wally's and Auntie Adele's. I was playing around with my camera and Katie was having a good time posing for me! Here are the many faces of Katie!!
I tried to take some pictures of their cousin Robbie too but he wouldn't smile nicely for me so Gord decided to get in on the action and make him smile! I'm not quite sure it worked!

I bought some bubbles and Katie was having fun playing with them!
It was so nice on the fields today. It was a bit chilly when the wind came out but most of the time the sun was nice and warm! Almost all of Emily's team showed up today so Emily had to manage without her sister. LOLKatie played really well again. She almost scored a couple of times. Here is one of them where she just missed the corner.Look how red her face got! She was playing hard!I like this one because it shows how her tongue helps her during the game!
The next two are taken one right after the other. She starts to kick it here... and finishes up really high here!She got on her tippy toes for this throw in!I forgot to mention that I totally let a Blogoversary slip by me a few days ago. It's been two years since I've been Blogging!! Hard to believe!


Cheryl said...

Holy moly girl ... you really were behind! lol Glad you are finally caught up. Until tomorrow that is ... then you'll be behind again. :) Glad to see all the pics of the girls ... I really like the collage of Katie. It's really a shame she doesn't like to have her picture taken ... ha!

GAD said...

I LOVe the middle pic of Emily (as you do) and you got some great shots of the girls playing soccer.


Jerrie said...

Wow! What an update. Life is busy, isn't it?

Judy said...

It was great to see all the pictures...there were so many good ones. The state DI pictures were exciting for the girls, and there were some fantastic soccer pictures...good job!