I can't title this post because there are too many things in one. We're back from AB and a wonderful visit with family and squeezed in a few friends too. Erin had volleyball Nationals for 3 days. The girls played awesome the first 2 days winning all their matches. Then they headed into playoffs Monday morning and were beaten in instant knock out by a team they have some history with and that we beat at BC provincials. It was a devastating loss leaving them 5th place when they were favored to win gold in their tier. All good learning experiences though. I'm so glad Auntie Tara made it to see the last set after some C-train catastrophes. You totally rock! A great group of girls and parents made for a fun weekend. Erin had a serious cheering section all weekend, except that one 7:30am game :)
Some serious shopping happened, mostly in part by Erin. She's not going to be able to decide what to wear for the last 2 weeks of school! Jacob got to hang out with cousins, instead of at the gym all weekend and had a trip to Calaway Park too. He was totally stoked about that.
We celebrated both kids' birthdays, Jacob 13 already and Erin 16 coming up next week. It's not very often the whole family has been there together to celebrate them. I think only once before!
Lots of hugs for the newest cousin!
There was also some serious celebrity viewing this weekend! First we saw Stephen Harper watching his son play on the U15 Ottawa team,
Can you tell Erin is totally freaking out and embarrassed??
For all you Heartland fans, this is Erin and Ty (Graham Wardle)
If you don't watch it, you should! CBC drama at it's best!
Tim, Janice and Peter (and his Mom?), Ty in the foreground. My shots of Amy and Mallory were too dark.
But we did get Amy's (Amber Marshall) autograph!
I took Erin to see Cavalia by Cirque Du Soleil for her 16th birthday gift! We found out that opening night was the day before we were heading home! What a magical night! Totally amazing! She has always been a serious Cirque fan, but with horses, what good be better?? And even more special that Ty gave her a birthday hug and they were sitting 3 rows in front of us!!