Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Have you ever seen so many bales? This field went on and on...
This field of flax was so pretty I had to take a picture
This is a picture of the old sugar factory where MY great grandpa used to work (and my grandma). It was always the first thing we looked for on the horizon as we got closer to Picture Butte. Once spotted we knew we were almost there!
We had a nice lunch with Grandma Reeder, Auntie Patti and Tobie's boys.Unfortunately Abby woke up with the stomach flu Friday morning and stayed home with gramma and missed the visit. It was a sweltering humid day probably close to 30 degrees, but Grandma Reeder made sure the kids had plenty to eat and popsicles and juice to keep them cool.
The kids tried to play, but it was so hot they didn't last too long out in the sun. We still managed to stay at the park for close to 2 hours though. I took a video of Ethan's favorite activity at the park
Grandma Reeder with a few of her "Great Grands" After our picnic in the park we went to visit Grandma Cook. She had a hard time keeping us all straight as we bombarded her tiny apartment and even remembered days later that we had come to visit.
I wanted to get a picture of this too, before they tear it down like all the others around southern Alberta.
It was good to go down to Picture Butte and see the Great Grandmas!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Abby and Tori did 3 rounds on the bumper cars
Who are these cool dudes?
This is just before their 7th or 8th consecutive turn on this ride.
They LOVED it!
The next few pictures tell a story as Liza goes on "Chaos" for the first time.
As she stood in line you could tell she was watching closely and getting up her nerve
Here she is just after locking in
They're about to start the ride...
Whoo Hoo! The ride is over! I think she liked it. Poor Katie wanted to go on rides, until it came her turn, then she'd change her mind.
The entertainment was "Fairy Tale Idol" These are my neices with Cinderella and Snow White.
Tori and Abby thought they were so brave riding the smaller version of the boat.
Aren't they so cool with their hands in the air like that?
Here's the best "cousin's husband" anyone could ever ask for!! :D
Another LONG action packed day!!
These badlands are the richest fossil beds in North America, so Ethan was determined to find a dinosaur fossil here. Here they are looking
At the amazing Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.
This is a full skeleton of a Tyranasaurus Rex they excavated nearby
See the kids on it's toe? Here we are looking out of it's mouth
And a trip to Drumheller wouldn't be complete without a trip out to the old mining suspension bridge.
The kids had fun swaying as they walked across the Red Deer river.
We stopped at the HooDoos too.
Phew! I'm getting tired just writing about it. We really packed it all in this day.
These sandstone columns are naturally carved by the wind
The orange and blue shirted boys are ours climbing around the hoodoos.
Wow! That was a long action packed day .