Sunday, January 8, 2012

Here it is the glorious colorful last sunrise of 2011 from Cattle Point Dec 31,2011!
A bit cold out here for the sunrise! Jan 7,2012. Sure has been some time since we posted. ( Blame Facebook!) Here is hoping for continued posts in this the new year 2012!!! Here the kids are looking for the otters that Eugenie, Samira and I saw on the last sunrise of 2011 a week ago. What a difference a week makes. Brrrrrrrrrr!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fw: Re: Merci et au revoir!

Hello Dear friends and family,
If you are interested or need a giggle---follow the links to view a little preformer you know or are related to- this was soooo fun to see. Thunders class was fundraising for a project to help build schools for children in Kenya and they held a preformance evening- in french- the three little pigs. Thunder is the straw pig! Hopefully you would be able to pick him out as he does shine through as his enthusiastic self.
One of the parents placxed this on you tube---it may be time sensitive as one of the parents is surly anti internet with her kids ---so it may be removed?
Hope fully not before you choose to have a good laugh.
My pride and joy enjoying himself.  ( the play is a short 7 minutes and the lady gaga song not too long either!
Hope all is well, any of you close to mom on her birthday tommorrow please give her a hug from us here in Victoria,
Love Samantha

Hi all,

I took the liberty of posting the little pigs privately to YouTube — unlisted of course! Nobody can find the videos unless they have the links below:

If you have concerns let me know, they can be removed. (... as soon as Camille's grandparents have watched!)

Bart Jaques

On 2011-06-29, at 1:23 PM, Callin, Amanda wrote:

Chers parents,

It has been such a pleasure and an honour to work with your children this year. They are an amazing group and made so much progress over the course of the year, thanks to your support. We are really going to miss this class! We have included a small gift in the report cards, a DVD of the Soirée Théâtre. Unfortunately my computer wouldn't cooperate to make it playable on a TV, but you should be able to copy the files to your computer so you can share with other members of your family. That was truly a highlight of the year for me - in my humble opinion, they stole the show! :) I hope you enjoy watching it again.

Thank you so much for the fantastic gift certificate to Garden Works. It will certainly be put to good use and is very much appreciated. Thanks also for the very special memory book with the kids' artwork, and the sunflower. Another thank you for the lovely earrings, the beautiful flowers and the honeycomb. Oh, and the bottle of wine!! :) You are all so thoughtful and generous and it has been wonderful working with you all this year.

Have a restful, relaxing and fun summer and I look forward to seeing you all in September.
Merci beaucoup!
Amanda Callin

Saturday, August 14, 2010


We all had a great time camping this July. We camped at skutz falls and Gorden Bay on Cowichan Lake.

Older news- In May Ocean finished up her dance class. She had a blast.

Art Camp 2010

He was lucky enough to show up the first day and find he was in class with a friend from Kindergarten! Unplanned.

Dance Camp

Thunder had a great time at the Art camp he went to this week. He said it was the "Best Yet" - on the first day. What a nice time. He biked there every day and came home with 6 great artworks to put up on the toy room walls. Firday there was a small performance of what they classes had worked on through the week. Thunder giggled when re- telling how the music instructor said to the parents that the girls and BOY were going to sing a song.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Street Party.

Heres Ocean dancing with her friend Mae. Thunder is singing in the Karoke Do a dear. Straight up- as for some reason there is no canned music for that?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Favorite things...

Crabs lego beaches and parks. I LOVE THESE TWO !!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

100 DAYS!!!

The class was asked to make vests with 10 groups of 10 items to mark the occaision of 100 days of Kindergarten. It was a fun day, Thunders vest is seen here. He completed a treasure hunt of sorts to add things to his vest. He had rocks in his pockets, Bagugans on his back, photos, strawberries, triangle, connects toys, pennies and flowers- what fun! ( also egg cartons- to hold the bagugans)

Spring Yellows and Pinks...

Look Ma No Utensils!

Tree Climbing, Flower sniffin kids


J's B-day Party....