Sunday, May 06, 2007

O Canadot, O Canadot...

My DD Cheyenne went to a Montessori preschool and kindergarden and since there was an R&D facility with lots of PHDs that were international in the town, her classmates were like a little UN. One of the cool things they did was learn about countries around the world. They would bring in a parent from that country and learn to identify it on the globe, know what its capital was, what its flag looked like and learn to sing the national anthem in the native language of the country.

One week my DD and I were riding home and she starting singing "O Canadot, O Canadot...". I said "Honey, that's "O Canada, O Canada...". But she insisted she was singing it right and spent all week singing it as "O Canadot, O Canadot..." I could not convince her otherwise. I still think of that everytime I think of Canada. :o)

Last week I took another trip to Calgary and took some cool pictures. One of the downtown shopping areas has these great sculpture that I think is representing flags (maybe as in downhill snow skiing? anyone know for sure?). They have a huge department store - The Hudson Bay Company (sound familiar history nuts?? established in 1670). I also got to stay in the historic Palliser hotel - the building is in the shape of an E. Cool, Aay?

Friday, May 04, 2007


I just wanted to say a public thank you to some friends of ours! Herb and Virginia in Tulsa invited us over to dinner the last time we were up there. Whenever they say they are going to cook we just say "YES"! They fixed us Cajun Barbequed Shrimp, homemade rice and beans, garlic bread, a yummy fresh salad and if that isn't pie with carmel and nut topping! Delish! Thanks Virginia and Herb and the boys - we enjoyed the food and the visit.

I finished my crochet project from the Happy Hooker CAL and wanted to post a picture of the finished purse. I made it in a fun variegated cotton by Plymouth yarn called Fantasy Naturale. I made it a little bigger than the pattern but after I finished I think I could have just made it like the pattern and been just fine. I used just over one skein and could probably have used just one if I had made it according to the directions. Quick and Easy. I wanted to make a fun bag to take to the beach or on a movie date with DH. I love the orange handles I was able to find - they really match the mood of the yarn and of course, I love orange (go POKES!)

My DS Asa did get to play soccer for his Senior year so he was really pumped about that. The DH and I drove up to see Senior night for the last home game of the season and got to see him honored as a Senior and also got to see him play. The bad news is that the first surgery was not enough. He evidently does not have enough ACL to work so he is going to have another surgery to replace his ACL. He was bummed about having to be on crutches again... We are postponing the surgery until after he gets back from his mission trip to Germany this summer. He will be on crutches for 3 weeks and then will have to wait 6 months to play soccer again so he should make the spring season.

We also got to see him go to Sr. Prom. Here is photographic proof that DS can and does smile. They rented a duelie limo and had a great time. The picture on the bottom left is with our former next-door neighbor Sara. Sara took Asa last year as a friend to the Jr Prom. The picture on the right is Asa's date, she is a Jr and has a really cute smile.