Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Happenings

Alec graduated from Kindergarten! They had a little ceremony and everything. :) Kinda silly, but I'm glad we got to be a part of it.

On one of my runs before Fathers Day I was mentioning to my buddies how much Chris would enjoy a Washer Toss set. One friend also wanted to build a set for her husband, and our other friend said her husband would just love to help us do that! "Help" in the case meant, buying all the supplies, cutting the wood to the right sizes and inviting us over for an hour or so to let us and our kids use his tools to make it. :) He's awesome. And Chris REALLY loved his father's day present.

 Even though it looks like Alec is pushing Charlie's head into the board, Alec was really just being nice by plugging Charlie's other ear so Charlie could help hold the drill. 

 Alec had his first end of the year Piano Recital.  He played two pieces and was the only one who had them both memorized, and I noticed he was the youngest student there (but only by a few months). He performed "Gallop Pony" and "This Land is Your Land." He did so well! No matter how many times I reminded him, he still didn't feel like introducing himself or saying the names of his pieces or cute shy little boy just melts my heart.

Soccer ended. We had a fun year and the boys enjoyed every minute of it! Chris included. He was a coach for Alec's age group.

Also we had a fun weekend trip with our good friends the Harker's out to Drumheller, and Calgary, AB. We borrowed Christy's parents 15 passenger van so we could all fit and carpool together. Hahaha. What a funny trip. Chris and Jay drove / navigated while Christy and I tried to keep all 7 kids under 8 happy.  We visited the Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur museum and then stayed the night at Christy's uncles house in Calgary to save on costs.

We visited the Calgary zoo on our way home. The penguins, hippos and tigers were awesome. There were crazy moments, long detours, rain, and whining, but mostly lots of laughs and fun times. We can't wait for the next Harkchibalder adventure.


Heather said...

so much fun to share great memories with dear friends! Thanks for taking the time to record & post

Christy Harker said...

Love looking at these pics. Can't wait till the next Harkchibalder adventure as well.