Monday, August 30, 2010

Balloon festival

Some of my favourite snaps from the Lincoln balloon festival on Saturday. I love this first one of Kel. That's him exactly.

There's also a carnival with rides and games for the kids. Kel was in heaven.

Kel with Connor and Lleyton on the tilt-a-whirl.

The best part of the balloon festival is the "glow" after dark. You wouldn't believe how hot it is on the ground near the balloons. Even at a distance.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First Day of School

He wasn't best pleased (so uncool!), but Kel finally consented to me snapping a few photos on his first day of First Grade at his brand new school, Farmingdale Elementary. The first two days have been a great success, and I even caught Nic reading through the school handbook, page by page, this evening. Nic, taking an interest in Kel's school? This is new! Kellan will be with the same group of kids now for the next 12 years, until he graduates from high school. Loving small town life so far.

A few shots of our new student at his very own desk.

I tried to get some shots out front, but the sun was right in his eyes (facing due west at 7:45am on an August morning), so this was the best of the bunch. It was also a bit chaotic with all of the new arrivals and he was absolutely desperate to get in to meet his teacher and see his classroom. Here's to our boy and a great school year ahead!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Inflatable World with the Mortons

Three photos from today's trip to Inflatable World with the lovely Morton family. Kel had a blast. He adores Zoe and Krystal.

This is my favourite photo. You can't see Kel, but trust me, he was grinning from ear to ear.

Bit blurry, but at least you can see the boy. It was a super day. Also a super hot day!

Zoo and Seaworld trips

Because I was on crutches for these two outings, I only took photos during times that I was sitting down and had easy access to the camera. So, here's what we have to remember two fabulous days by. This, and all of the happy memories that we made together.

Lots of Skyfari photos obviously. Awesome thing about being on crutches is that they let you ride round trip without having to get back in line! Woo hoo!

And one shot riding on the bus. We did this lots too.

Kel on the beloved Balboa Park railroad.

Seaworld! Almost no photos, but we had so much fun on this day. Stayed to watch the fireworks at closing time. Hobbled to all parts of the park. Exhausting, but nobody can accuse me of sacrificing vacation fun to a random injury.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A day at the beach

Despite the arctic wind and the icebergs floating along the coast (there could have been, the water was that cold!), Kel and Katelyn had a great day together at the beach. I am in awe of how much time they spent in that water. Kids are tough. I managed about ten minutes on the boogie board before I went completely numb and opted to thaw out on shore.

Kel and Katelyn. Buddies.

I love his face here. Pure joy.

The hand holding was adorable.

Can't you feel the emotional drama here?

Two tired kids at the end of a fun beach day.