Sunday, February 21, 2010

goodbye Phil & Ted

This morning we sold Phil & Ted.  The best stroller.  Jamie loved sleeping in it when he was a baby. 

It is the end of an era at the Elliott household as we finally go stroller-less.

Friday, February 19, 2010

sleepy boy

Jamie fell asleep in his room, at the door. How tired?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

boys at skiing lessons

It has taken a while to get these photos on the blog  but here you go...Olympic hopefuls...Cameron and Jamie!

Comments from Cameron's teachers included "he likes the ski lift" and "he needs to learn how to stop".  That about sums it up!  Cameron's teacher on the Monday said that Cameron might just go straight to parallel skiing and skip the whole snow plough business because he obviously gets the downhill part of skiing...but he needs to learn to link his turns and not just throw himself over to stop!

Monday, February 15, 2010

scotland rugby tops

Even though Scotland is on a disappointing run in the rugby Grant still got the boys dressed up in their Scotland strips. They looked lovely on Valentine's day!

Thanks to Gail and Jean-Marc for Cameron's new rugby shirt.

Jamie in his rugby shirt from Auntie Donna.

Later in the day Grant dug out the mailbox.

of course he had some help from Jamie and his yellow shovel...

Cameron and the other kids have built tunnels in the snow banks. After Grant dug out the mailbox they were able to build another tunnel in the snow.

No grass hills to roll down so they're just rolling down the snow banks.

More snow photos

Reston town center in the snow....

The boys after a little lunch in Reston...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

another day of digging out

This time Cameron and Jamie are wearing their Dubai shirts sent from Cathi and family.  Of course they are wearing them on top of thermals and thick ski socks...stylish!

Cameron had to dig out the front steps again today.

Our house with a clear driveway thanks to our neighbour and his snowblower.

Jamie cleans up the driveway with his snow shovel.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

digging out today

We were digging out from the snow today but of course there's more on the way tonight!

Here is Cameron who helped me dig out our front steps and Jamie who played outside today. (Jamie is standing up in the snow!)

ski wisp vacation 2

Cameron tried snow boarding one day and enjoyed it but went back to skis for his lessons.
Some of the fresh snow...
Cameron and Ruby on a green run...
At the top and ready to start again....let's ski!

ski wisp vacation 1

Here is the house we rented. So much snow!

Jamie helps to shovel the snow.

Dave, Ruby and Cameron playing in the snow on Saturday.

A soak in the hot tub gave Jamie a big smile.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


happy birthday to me!