Sunday, November 13, 2005

Sunday Fun

We took the kids skating today, you should see Sebastian skate now, he has improved so much. He spent the whole time playing hockey with some other kids. I see I am going to have to save up a hockey fund as well as a college fund.

Quentin and I having fun.

PJ is enjoying skating much more this year than last. Paul got her a little helper, I don't know what it is called but she holds on to it and pushes it in front of her while she skates. She just takes it out onto the ice and skates all around doing her own thing. As you can see she is having a wonderful time.

Here is a picture of Paul pushing some of the kids around with a hockey net. I don't know who is having more fun him or the kids. You can see Quentin, he is the little one on Paul's right and then PJ is one of the kids in the middle in the pink coat and blue helmet. I know the boy in the hockey gear is named Jaden and I don't know the other girls name. Sebastian is on the other end of the ice playing hockey.

Meet the newest member of our family the very brave and the very beautiful Marrianna. She is here all the way from Brazil through the Rotary Exchange program, and we are lucky enough to be hosting her for a few months. The beauty is obvious, but the bravery...This was her first time on ice skates, PJ helped her along. She did very well, you could see her confidence increase a little as spent more and more time on the ice. A few more laps around the rink and she will be a world class skater.

I am sure you will see much of her on the blog as we share in her new experiences. I am hoping that her family will stop by and have a peek at what we are all up too and perhaps even post some comments, I am sure Marrianna will be happy to translate the Portuguese for us.

Today was a day of firsts for her, she woke up this morning to the most snow she has ever seen in her life, what a treat to be a part of that. It was just a skiff and is all melted off now but there is more to come as we head into winter. Next time we get some snow I will get a photo of her huge smile and of the snow for you.


angie, party of one said...

That's so cool you have an exchange student. What an exciting thing to be able for both parties to do.

Keeefer said...

A rotary exchange? You swapped a clothes line for a Brazillian!
How does that work?
Im very jealous of the ice hockey. Id have loved to have played ice hockey as a kid, unfortunately although i can skeate relatively fast i lack any direction or the ability to stop. Still in ice hockey i reckon i could just point myself at the goalkeeper and just keep skating.

Shannon said...

Too bad we didn't live closer to each other. My father in law is Portuguese and he does speak Portuguese. He talks to his family in Portuguese all the time.

Wudas said...

What did you send to Brazil? We (DW) exchange for business people from the former USSR. It's pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Mary, minha lindinha gostei de ver como vc esta bonita e esperta nos patins, brincadeira. Achei sua nova familia muito bonita. De um beijo nas criançaslindas e na Kelly, que parece ser muito simpatica e bonita. Vc arrumou uma mae muito nova. Agradeca ela e o Paul por tudo. Beijos. Mami.