Saturday, 21 December 2013

City Central Library Lego Workshop

During the holiday season we went to the main library in Surrey to enjoy the decorations, good reads and Lego ornament building workshop.

BC Regimental Museum

To complement our unit on World War Two we had a tour of the BC Regimental Museum of BC on Beatty Street in Vancouver.  It is the oldest building in Vancouver still being used for its original purpose!
The museum was filled with artifacts of all sorts from many of the major wars during the last century.
The highlight, however, was definitely the tanks outside!
We finished off the day with a walk in the gorgeous sunshine at Granville Island.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Clay Art Good Enough to Eat

To wrap-up their class they played with clay and created gourmet dishes....

Cake and fruit by Bekah:
Cupcakes and pancakes by Matt:
Bacon, crackers and blueberries by Sarah:

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Self Portraits

And the second week they created self-portraits
with pastels and water colours...

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Creating Colours

This fall the kids had another opportunity to take a four-week art class with April at the Surrey Art Gallery.  During the first class they created accordion booklets to showcase the colours they created and named.

Bekah's work: 
Matt's Work:
Sarah's work:

Monday, 16 December 2013

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Winter Dance Recital

Getting ready for the Christmas Dance Recital!  Such fun.
Sarah is a cutie waiting backstage in her wintery outfit.
Bekah is a beauty in her Highland gear.

Friday, 13 December 2013


This is my favourite of all of our various Advent calendars (we have many).  You move the candle one hole closer to the middle each day and Mary on the donkey follows along. It is a simple but effective daily reminder of the journey towards Christmas.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Bekah is 11!

Our beautiful Bekah just turned eleven!  We celebrated her with a splatter art party - a celebration filled with lots of colour and good friends.