Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween 2011

We actually forgot to get any pumpkins this year! Who does that?? So here's Ferg and his pumpkin from a year ago:

And here's his pumpkin today... still going strong. Who needs a new pumpkin every year anyway?


with Dan...

Gillian met a new friend:

Padme, Super Sleepy and the rest of the gang:

Effie's sorting:

Friday, 28 October 2011

Hanging out in the dark

I had the honour of being invited outside last night on an adventure with the gang of four (“Weirdos”, they like to call themselves). It really was an honour - I felt like an embedded journalist minus the land mines. They skipped and joked and marched and sang songs in unison - almost as if they have been hanging out with each other, non-stop, for a week!

 On this occasion we played a game of chicken. The game, which involved walking alone in the darkened depths of the property, had some fairly specific, though often disputed, rules around where one had to walk. Generally we walked one at a time from a lighted area to a benchmark somewhere off in the dark, and back - all the while being heartily encouraged by our comrades (example: “Go Fergus. Go Fergus. You fart a lot but we like you anyway. Go Fergus”).

It was... totally brilliant. Everyone was free to acknowledge when the darkness got too much for them, often through a hushed cry of “chicken! I’m coming back now”. What a hoot! Good thing too because I will perhaps never be invited again given my penchant for blinding people with my flash...

Ferg wore KJ’s hat, completed several spin-moves and said “look, I’m Justin Bieber” throughout our adventure. It was the only the second time I’ve ever heard him say that name - the first time being accompanied by “no, I don’t want that haircut”.

Impromptu Egg Hunt Near Halloween

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Visit Continued

The good times keep a rolling along with Shannon and the boys... An experiment to create a planet:
A couple of sets of helping hands and a guy with a gun:
Non-stop jumping:
Mitchel has had us playing loads of hockey:
Building houses:
Effie shot and edited (well done, young grasshopper!) her own video which is currently in post-production (ie: failed attempt to upload to youtube):
Some nighttime hockey (oh, the silly misguided nouveau canucks fans setting themselves up for a lifetime of hurt!)
Shannon has made peace with the bird:

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Hey Pucky

Yeah, yeah, I know you've already skyped and you got that family-tracking app and the GPS chip in Shannon's wrist but... here's proof that your family has arrived!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Celebrating the Big One Two

Pot o' food:
Anticipating arrivals:
Lounging in the sunny shine...
Treasure hunt:
Ballooned-up Fearghus:
Kyrie made Effie this fabulous cake complete with Minecraft creatures...
Marvel at all those really sticky wii controllers the cuteness:
The baldness is intoxicating apparently:
Late night calisthenics (why doesn't anyone calisthenic anymore?):

Monday, 10 October 2011

Days of Fergus

Birthday week

Diggy Diggy Hole (Minecraft reference)...
Ye olde lamb birthday dinner...
Effie turned Seven Questionmark:
Ferg perfecting his statue... in the middle of a road... so proud:
Birthday cupcakes at G&G's...