Saturday, October 12, 2013

It's all about family

Robin's brother is terminally ill. For the past few months there have been a couple of tributes to him and last Saturday, Robin and the girls went to St John to celebrate with him.

He has been in several bands over the years and music has been a pretty important part of his life. One group got together and took a trip down memory lane with different band members and some of the songs they played through the years.

The ticket sales went towards the hospice in St John. It was a great night and Robin, Emily and Kaylin were thrilled to be there and see the impact this family member has had on his community.

Gaëlle's baby sitter took the plunge and got rid of her Baby Alive and all of her gear. Gaëlle was the happy recipient. She has been having a great time with all of the new toys and goodies. Thanks Jodie.

This week we also had a cousin of Robin's come and visit. Her father was a brother to Robin's mother. She has been in Maine and the maritimes visiting all of the relatives she can find. She stayed with us for 2 nights and we had a good time comparing family stories.

The kids are going to French school this year. That has been a huge adjustment for all of us. One thing we do is have a family French night 2 times a week. We will try to work up the amount of French we do but for right now, we play games.

I asked Peter to design a BINGO style game and he did a great job. He chose the words and drew the pictures so the rest of us could play. 

It looks like Robin found one. But Gaëlle ended up being the first winner.

The object was to get 6 house hold objects in a row. 

The prize was a bag of Skittles. We're trying to keep this light and fun and an easy way for all of us to pick up some French words and phrases. Great job Peter.

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