Soccer Soccer Soccer: tournaments, games, practices, for fun. Zach and Josh rep (MVP – most goals scored), Sam coached by Rob!
Surprise Cruise (Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Grand Cayman): snorkeling, urinals, hot chocolate, dress up nights, photo shoots, sting rays, monkeys, beach, hot chocolate lava cakes, ginger gravol, trampoline competitions, burgers, chocolate buffet, candy shop
Scary boat ride in Collingwood, KFC picnic (shhh), beaching boat, CDF tennis tournament (Gabe and Zach champs – trophy and everything!!)
Shooting Kabul Reading
Surprise Dinners every second Sunday
Island School(Zach and Zandra) and Brock University (Gabe)
Outerbanks (40th Leah and Rob)
Joy of Dance (Zandra great holiday show)
Kid/Parent Dates (Detroit Eatery anyone?? Grilled cheese and a milkshake?)
Gilmore Girls (almost done season 3)
Spa Day and Karaoke Turning 40
Costa Rica (R & L March Break)
The Breadwinner Reading
The Amazing Race
Art on Sunday Afternoons
Movie nights and Sunday afternoon family watching
Hidden Valley Ski Weekend on Family Day (tubing and skating too as well as a walk on a frozen lake!)
Guitar (Zach), violin (Zandra), Ukulele (Josh), trumpet (Gabe)
New couch! (no furniture for a while!)
Sushi – and lots of other date places for me and my guy
Sleepovers in the basement
Swimming lessons, tennis camp, soccer camp, skateboard camp
Lots of hair do’s. Tickle Leah/Mom’s hair to stay up later
Bedtime routines: lucky winner for Zach, special prayers with Sam (no houses catch on fire, no bad dreams, no one gets up during night, no scary noises), Zandra’s “what will I dream about”, Josh cuddles (weary hobo, barbaloots, doggies and Chris), Gabe and Zach up way too late). Little guys bed by 8:45. Older ones 9:30
Zones – still a fight:( but help with laundry)! Looking for paid jobs: Zach does my filing, Gabe organized my yearly receipts!
Scriptures in morning before school
Early morning seminary for Gabe (exhausted Rob too)
EQ presidency for Rob, Primary chorister for Leah
CDF all the way
Phones for Zach and Zandra
More Mac computers
FHE: Business or Pleasure ? Oops – Lesson with lots of squiggles. 7 Habits book going strong!
O Holy Night with the Johnson’s
Quote of the week going strong
Published in Today’s Parent magazine
John Bytheway on the way to church
Lots of cupcake baking in winter
Rob and I still do drop off and pick up (mainly Rob), but kids can go on their own too:((
Gabe started high school. Started parties too. Girls too.
Usual traditions: Valentine’s is a fave: year books, hearts all over kitchen, little stuffie and steak and poutine dinner.
Airplanes everywhere. Robbie building models – I mean helping kids build models
Sewing and knitting Zandra
Too many visits to Sick Kids (Zach and Sam)
Sunday “picnic” lunches
Air show on boat
New York City!
Happy New Year! Here’s to an even better 2013!