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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sledding Off Grand Boulevard!

With a light dusting of snow greeting us this morning, we couldn't resist pulling out our sled to hit the slopes at a nearby park off Grand Boulevard. Despite a few reservations at the beginning, Kallum very quickly fell in love with the activity, to the point where he was doing the full routine all by himself! (watch the video...)

Cheers, SPH

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Day 2007

With our impending arrival days away, we didn't want to stray too far from home this Christmas. Luckily, some family members could come to us! We celebrated with Grandma and Grandpa Hansen, Auntie Jennifer and her boyfriend Pat. Kallum stole the show and was so excited and overwhelmed by all the gifts. With each present he would open, he would exclaim "Oh my Goodness!". Santa brought Kallum the scooter he has been asking for, so that was the big excitement. He also got Knapford Station for his train table. Lots of other gifts including the Playmobil airport, Thomas bath toys, Magna Doodle, a baby doll (to perpare for the arrival of baby sister) and too many other things to count! We had a pretty relaxing day, eating and visiting. Mommy was busy trying not to go into labour! We actually got a little snow here, which is a big deal in Vancouver. It was pretty wet and didn't stick around long, but really helped to create that Christmas mood! Below are some pictures of our day. Wishing everyone a happy holiday season, Steve, Kerri and Kallum (and still no baby!)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Lights in the Park (on a Train)

Yet another train theme (noticing the pattern...?). Joking aside, this a fantastic annual event in Stanley Park with proceeds going to the Firefighter's annual burn fund. The firefighters must spend days, probably weeks, preparing all the model displays and thousands of lights. It truly is a wonderful sight in the evening. The only downside this year was the temperature, which was hovering below zero the night we attended. Piles of fun though!

Hitting the Mall before Xmas (to Ride a Train of course....!)

Every year in advance of Xmas, the trains from Burnaby Park descend on Lougheed mall. Its a great little set-up, with free rides (by donation actually) that circle the large Santa set-up. Of course, after more than half a dozen rides, Kallum still wanted more.....Let's just say it wasn't a pretty sight when we had to leave... :)

Halloween 2007!

Kallum was very excited about Halloween this year. It sure didn't take him long to remember the routine. Our good friends Dave and Melissa were able to join us with their son James, which made it a great night out! Lots of good candy and treats were to be had.