New skates & a competition

It was finally time to buy some new skates for Katrine.  She was really pumped (aside from when she had to stand still for 15 minutes to mold them to her feet).  We had to order the blades and they will take a bit to come in so right now she is just enjoying looking at them.  If I am honest so am I.  I know that once she starts wearing them they will never look so smooth and shiny again.

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Today was the first competition of the season that I have managed to go to (as opposed to the first competition).  Katrine looked beautiful and I was very proud.  She came 5th in her flight and landed her highest score of the season.

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Burns Night

We were back out to celebrate the birthday of the famous Scottish poet after a hiatus this year.  You see, our wee Elspeth was to drum with her band.  Not to mention the fact that Glenn had a hankering for some haggis.  Off we went to the local Legion.

As you can see, dinner was enjoyed.  Elspeth seems to agree with Glenn that haggis is rather tasty.  Katrine however is on my side which is – YUCK!

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Once dinner was done Elspeth got ready to play with her band.  By that time it was about 9:15.  Considering that she is usually in bed by 7:30 she did amazingly well.  So well in fact that she made my mom cry because she was so proud.  More important though, Elspeth had fun and finished the show smiling.

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We stayed for some of the dancing and when we got home it took little miss all of ten minutes to fall asleep.  All in all a fun way to celebrate Burns’ birthday.

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Penguin Mania

Boy does Elspeth love her penguins.  As you may recall, back when she was toilet training Elspeth dressed up her penguins in underwear.

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Well, her fascination has not ended.  Here are some of the penguin schemanigans she has got into this past week.

This fellow ate with us all week.  Yes ate, she brought him dinner each night.
This fellow ate with us all week. Yes ate, she brought him dinner each night.
This penguin family has dad, mom, two sisters and an "extra...maybe an uncle".
This penguin family has dad, mom, two sisters and an “extra…maybe an uncle”.
After care is talking about the Artic.  Can you guess who made the penguin?
After care is talking about the Artic. Can you guess who made the penguin?
Yup, Elspeth.
Yup, Elspeth.
Some more art work.
Some more art work.

The end of Christmas Break

The winter break ended with a brief trip up to my parents.  They had some snow whereas we did not.  The girls were thrilled.  They broke out their skiis and explored the backyard.  We are hoping that the next time we go up there, we are hoping that there will be enough snow left for all of us to go skiing.

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That was the last day that I was healthy.  Basically I welcomed in the new year coughing, miserable and SICK and stayed that way until the end of last week.  The only plus was that the girls had the chance to spend extra time with dad.  All I was good for was building Lego and watching as they did some of the new science experiments.  Simple fun.

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