Sunday, June 27, 2010

Our Movie Buff and Graduate!

Being Todd's last day off today and not having to work myself, I convinced Todd that we needed to take Spencer to go and see his first movie at the actual movie theater. We gave Spencer the choice of a few different movies but he decided the best one was Toy Story 3... in 3D no less! So we got in the Jeep and drove to Lethbridge (yes Lethbridge; it wasn't playing in Fernie or Pincher Creek) to see it.

Here's the boys just outside the theater... don't mind the glare!

I caught our little movie buff with his 3D glasses on and popcorn in hand, sitting in his seat...

Todd and I were quite impressed that he sat quietly through the entire movie (ate his weight in popcorn mind you) and watched the entire movie. There were a few parts that kind of scared him so he sat on Daddy's knee for about the last 10 minutes of it but he did enjoy it!

On our way home, I made Todd take a mini detour behind Crowsnest Lake to check out a falls I could see from the highway. We drove down the Old Highway 3 road to a little parking area and walked a few hundred feet to the foot of the falls. The water was coming directly out of the rock in the mountain above it. Boy was it COLD!

We chatted with another couple with another 4-door Jeep parked in the place we had parked for a bit and then proceeded home.

In other family news, the paperwork Todd has been waiting weeks for finally came in on Friday morning... the new job offer. Todd was able to keep his seniority, his vacation status and even managed to talk them into more money and so he's, as of July 5th, the new Fording River full time "Computer Tech". He will be on full time day shifts (Yeah! No more night shifts!) and will start off working a 5 and 2 set (basically a Monday to Friday position) working an 8am to 5:30pm shift. He should eventually be going back to a 4 and 4 set, (work 4 shifts, off 4 shifts - which we like!) 12 hour shifts but we're not sure when that will happen. He also managed to keep his vacation status too by switching from a union position to a staff position sometimes you can have to go back to zero hours vacation status until you have worked one whole calendar year (January to January); therefore, he won't lose the vacation hours he has earned per year for the last 2 years of service. Overall, this move to this new position is a win-win situation for all of us!

Last week, Spencer had his final day of pre-school. Here's him on his FIRST day of pre-school in September...

And here he is on the LAST day of pre-school... looking a little more like a little boy than a toddler for sure!

The pre-school put on a little graduation ceremony in the hall across from the pre-school. Each graduate had painted a paper cut out of themselves and they had taped them all up around the room with a helium balloon. Spencer's had to be the one with the most colours on it!!! This was his creation...

This was him shaking his teacher Geri's hand at the front as he was announced as a graduate by her at the front of the room.

The grads (from 2 separate classes) all stood at the front of the room and preformed a series of cute little songs, a lot them with actions... hence all the hands in the air!

At the end, we enjoyed some beverages and goodies provided by all the parents of the graduates.

I made sure to get a photo of Spencer with both of his teachers.... Lorraine and Geri.

The evening was a great one... and Spencer actually sung and preformed along with the rest of his fellow grads unlike the Christmas concert where he didn't say a peep! We even enjoyed a FREE outdoor BBQ put on by the teachers the following day at lunch. We had barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers down at the local camp ground where they have an outdoor pavilion with a huge barbecue to use. Spencer had a blast playing with his classmates out in the bush around the site!

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