Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Posted by Jamie Ainsworth at 3:50 PM
Friday, December 23, 2011
Normally, Santa comes earlier to Hayden's school, but this year, he came on the 23rd. We had talked and talked about Santa's visit, and Hayden was super excited...until he actually arrived! As with most children, he was fine with Santa from a distance, but once it came time to sit on the red guy's lap, we weren't so sure.
David tried to convince Hayden it was fine; Santa waved and was very patiend. Hayden was second to last to sitting on his lap out of the children in his class. Once Santa got him talking about Michael (our elf), Hayden was ready to go!
After he finished, Hayden had to repeatedly make his way back to Santa to high-five him!
We decided not to take Hayden to the mall to visit Santa there because we didn't want to confuse him. Hayden told us as we left school that Santa had gone to the North Pole, so we let it go. Not the greatest picture we could have gotten, but one of the directors also took shots and we'll get a copy of that later.
Merry Christmas, all!
Posted by Jamie Ainsworth at 6:57 PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Here is just a sampling of pictures from Whistler, BC. Due to the very short length of our trip, we didn't stop to take any pictures in Seattle or really in downtown Vancouver. We simply had too many people to meet and too much to see. So these are from Whistler, sight of Olympic Village for the 2010 Winter Olympics. These pictures do not do the place justice. It's gorgeous!
Posted by Jamie Ainsworth at 5:55 PM
Monday, December 19, 2011
I'll keep this short and sweet. It's been an insane three days. I'm in love with this place. I can't wait to see Hayden's reactions to Vancouver. It'll take some getting used to being a hockey mom instead of a pee wee football mom, but this is exactly where we're called.
Posted by Jamie Ainsworth at 9:22 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I am writing this using my phone as I sit propped on a fold out bed in Conrad's apt in Coquitlam, BC, Canada. If there are errors, forgive me! I'm tired and even though it's already 6:30 am, it's still pitch dark. At home the sun is up, birds are singing, and Hayden would be informing me he needs breakfast!
Posted by Jamie Ainsworth at 8:33 AM
Sunday, December 4, 2011
With everything going on as David and I prepare to take a five-day trip to Vancouver in less than two weeks, I am quickly running out of days.
I have spent the afternoon speed-cleaning my house, as next weekend is our church's "Singing Christmas Tree," Disney on Ice as a suprise for Hayden, and packing and labeling everything for our trip and for Hayden as he stays here with family and friends. School is quickly drawing to a close and I have a ton to do there, too. I have not had the time to do the holiday baking I like to do every year, Christmas presents have really only been bought for Hayden, and I still need to make Hayden's "gifts" for grandparents and teachers. I'm tired!
Posted by Jamie Ainsworth at 6:24 PM