Monday, January 8, 2018

Christmas Break

The first half of the Christmas break was so cold (-35C to -40C for a whole week!!) Other than church on Christmas Eve and Levi's soccer tournament, we didn't leave the house. 

It was nice to relax in our pajamas, watch movies and read books:


When the weather warmed up, we headed outside for some skating at our community lake:



There was an ice quake at our cabins lake, so we went out one day to check on the cabin and see the damage by the lake.

There were large cracks and ice heaves along the shore:


There was also an area that the earth was pushed up towards the cabins. No cabins were damaged, but there is a lot of interesting movement along the shoreline:



The rest of the week was sunny and warm! We spent the last 5 days of the break skating all afternoon and some evenings. The boys can't get enough of hockey!




A wonderful break that went by all to quickly!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas

We had a wonderful and relaxing Christmas! It was nice to have a quiet holiday.

Levi and I out shopping before Christmas:


All dressed up for the Stormboard Christmas party:


Levi watching the Oilers game decked out in his Oilers gear:


Christmas Eve with the whole Hermann family:



Gift unwrapping chaos!



Christmas morning -
Gifts from Grandma & Grandpa:


Group gift from Mom & Dad:


Zack in his Penquins shirt and hat, his favorite team:


Zack in his goalie gear:


Merry Christmas, everyone!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Concert

Another school Christmas concert! 

Levi's class:



Zack's class:



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Elf on the Shelf

Our Elf Felix is back! He hasn't gotten into too much trouble this year. He's mostly just been hanging around :)


He's back with Advent calendars for the boys; Levi - hockey cards, Jakob - Lego Star Wars & Zack - Lego City:


Limbering up with some yoga:




Just relaxing on a star:


Hanging around:


Drinking Starbucks and eating chocolate:


Watching what's happening around the halls:


Not pictured (someone forgot to take a picture before he moved... oops!) - Felix brought a gingerbread house, watched some TV and sat in some sneaky spots around the house.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Jakob's Baptism

This past weekend Jakob got baptized at church. We were very happy that he decided to take this important step in his faith.






After church we all went out for brunch to celebrate:




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fall Break

This year for the kids' fall break we headed out to the lake for a few days. It was pretty cold, but we played in the snow anyway!



Lots of games and crafts inside:


And of course, some silliness!


It was nice to be able to get away for a few days!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Halloween

Halloween was pretty low key this year.... Zack and Michael went out in our neighbourhood while Jakob and I handed out candy.

Zack was Batman:


Levi went with his friends in their neighbourhood. He had a great time!
Levi was a giant shoe: