Wednesday, November 18, 2009

On the Hunt

Okay, for all you MH'ers, I am looking for a job again! The mat leave position that I took is up early - Jan 01 - so I am on the hunt. I am hoping for some office type since I know my dream job of working with animals or in the environmental field (that I am actually trained in), probably isn't going to happen!! If you hear of anything, please let me know! I'm open to (almost) anything!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Handsome Halladays

Fall is the time for the annual Halladay photo shoot, and I thought we had better get it done before it snowed (AGAIN). This year, we (well, I) decided to ask my boss if we could use his land as the venue. It was a hit with the boys - fences to climb, places to check out, old barns to look into. Anyway, here are some individual shots of my handsome fellas. You'll have to wait for the Christmas card for the best one!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

World Vision

Hello All!

Three years ago, one of our boy's teacher's decided she would like her class to participate in the World Vision Christmas Catalogue Fundraiser. What it involves is, donations (of varying amounts) adding up to buy a stable or stables full of animals for communities in developing countries. It started, at our our school, with one class, and last year, we were the top contributor in all of AB.

It is a wonderful fundraiser and I know that we have enjoyed helping the boys participate in this. They do all sorts of fundraising as classes and as individuals to meet, and even exceed their goals.

If you are looking for a way to help some one out this Christmas, this may be it! Please don't hesitate to contact me and I will let you know what you can do to help!

Thank you in advance for your support! All donations over $15 will receive a tax receipt.

Wrigley Piggley

The (CRAZY) Halladays would like to announce the newest addition to our family: Wrigley Halladay! He is a male silver Labrador Retriever (registered as a chocolate lab), and was born on August 30, 2009. We have had him for a couple of weeks now, and as you can see, he has stolen our hearts!
Look at that face!

Can't wait till next feeding time. I'm not kidding - this dog eats! Half the time, I call him Pigley - because that is what he is. I've never seen anything like it! It's just like having a baby - he EATS, sleeps, and poops - okay, he plays a lot too! We do love him!

Tyrrell Museum

Every year, we venture to Drumheller to see the Dinos. This year it was crazy! The whole weekend it RAINED and RAINED! So, guess where everyone was? Yep, at the museum. We have been here several times, but never has it been this busy. It was almost too busy to enjoy, but we managed to throw some fun in!
Tylo hangin with a Triceratops!
Cool re-creation of ??? Tyler would know!

Carter and a prehistoric fish.

Jaren seeing if he measures up!

Tyler has, and I'm sure for a while, will be, fascinated with this fossilized poo. Yes, this is what is like to have little boys! Who wants girls!

We love our dinosaurs - but we love our boys even more!

Birds of Prey Centre

Well, I could post a ton of pics of this adventure that we embarked on at the Birds of Prey Centre. It was a great time and since I hadn't been there in several years, I had forgotten how big it really is (and maybe it has grown too). The kids loved seeing all the different birds and were even allowed to hold a couple. Here is Kayden with a ? Great Horned Owl ? Pretty sure that it is a Great Horned Owl - some Enviro student I am!
Carter spreading those wings!
Tyler and a burrowing owl - so little and cute! Yes, both of them!

Carter, in his glory!

Jaren - thinking this is pretty darn cool!

These boys are checking out some of the birds. Some of them are in enclosures and some are tethered to a stand. They are all injured or rescued and such! It is a really cool place. I am sure we will be going back again next year!

The Hogle Zoo

Yes, yes, I know! It has been a LONG time since I have posted. Things are just too crazy and I can hardly keep my regular "life" stuff in order without all the extras. But, here I am, finding some time!

So, this is our visit to the Hogle Zoo. We went here when we had a whirlwind visit with Nate and Steph at the end of June. We went down to Utah for John's blessing (which was very nice) and then stayed for a couple of days of FUN!

The day we went to the zoo was HOT, HOT, HOT! I felt so bad for the penguins - what they must think! Anyway, we had fun, despite the heat. In fact, it was fabulous for Carter, our bird lover, because they had a bird show going on. The birds flew right over top of our heads and even took donations out of your hand and put them in a donation box!

Thanks for taking us Auntie Steph and Uncle Nate!

Here are some crazies we saw on the zoo train!

Carter letting the bird take his donation. What a hoot!

All the amigos - minus little John of course - maybe next year!