Saturday, August 16, 2008

Our trip to Alberta begins...

We arrived at my mom's late Thursday night, or rather very early Friday morning around 12:20am for us (but 1:20am for my mom) after a 14.5 hour drive. Actually the drive itself was only 13 hours, but we had to get out and stretch and play a couple times.

We spent most of Thursday and Friday recouping from our trip, reuniting with cousins, hanging out and deciding who was sleeping over with who at who's house.

Saturday morning we went to Millarville Farmers' Market. Mmmm fresh new potatoes!!

When we got home from the market the kids enjoyed playing in the little pools on the edge of the Sheep River in Okotoks. Ethan loved trying to catch the minnows

The other kids loved wading across the slow river

Samantha spent the day reading "Breaking Dawn".

As you can see she was a bit tired after going to the midnight release with her Auntie Christie (lucky for her because I didn't want to go.) After they got home she started reading for a few hours before she could finally read no more. She ended up finishing reading it on Saturday!
The park was great fun too.

Friday night my dad took the kids and I to "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" 3D.

The kids really enjoyed it and the effects were pretty cool. Of course the story line is a bit lame, but who cares?? IT'S 3D!! Have you seen this movie? What did you think?

I thought it was best for the 6-12 age group. Any younger would have a hard time keeping their glasses on and sitting still the length of the movie.


brittany said...

i'm coming with you next year!

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Shawna said...

I've been waiting for you to post about your trip. Seeing picture of family together that doesn't see each other often are always fun to look at.

What did Sam think of Breaking Dawn?

Christie said...

good recap, I can't believe that you took pictures of so many little things. What a good idea. You're really thinking about that blog eh? It was a fun trip, we sure miss you guys

Tricia said...

That is a long drive but well worth it I bet, Sounds like lots of fun!! You have to love going home, and the comfort of Grandma and Grandpa spoiling the kids!!!

hsjacobus said...

My kids really wanted to see that movie, but I wasn't sure how kid friendly it was so thanks for the info. I'll probably let them see it now.