Monday, July 24, 2006

Adam's injuries

Here are a couple of pictures of Adam's injuries. This is just the road rash...obviously you can't see the broken bones. Poor guy! And believe me...the pictures don't do it justice! It's WAY grosser in real life! And way more...this is just the worst of it. He's most worrkied about his nose scarring.

And here's lazy little Chloe after we took her to the lake. She was too cute swimming out to me and then back to the beach. Over and over again. She's really learned to love the beach this year!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Can't sleep

Last night Adam was racing at the velodrome. It was really exciting because it was his first time racing out there! The bike's are different than a road bicycle. They only have one gear and no brakes, so if you stop pedaling you crash.

So...Adam raced AWESOME! He came in third in his first race! And then he won his second race! And then he won his third race!!!! And after he won his third race he was so tired from the effort of the sprint, that he started coasting...or so he thought! I'm SO happy that I missed the crash because the guys at the track later told me that two people that were right on the side of the track immediately called 911 because they knew it was bad. It was so hot that I had taken the kids to McDonalds for half an hour. And if I knew I was going to miss a race I would have headed back earlier than we did. Poor Adam has road rash on his forehead, nose, chin, both shoulders, center of his back, right hip, both knees and both ankles. How in the world he got that much everywhere, instead of just sliding on one side, I'm not sure. He also broke his left shoulder and his right collar bone. So today when I pick him up from the hospital he's going to have both arms in slings (or he better if he knows what's good for him!). He said last night that the worst part was actually his back. All the muscles in it. It was horrible to see him in such total pain. I'm hoping that he lets me bring him back here for a few days. He can't even really sit up on his own, so I don't think he really has a choice.

Well, I'm off to call the hospital, clean my room and pick up his car. Have a good day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A necklace and a purse

So I was blog reading yesterday and went to Elsie's (it's ALWAYS my first one to read every day) and she had pictures posted of herself signing her first book, and she was wearing these amazing necklaces that I'm pretty sure she made. So I felt inspired to make some myself. I went downtown today to get the stuff to make it and now we'll see if I can turn this...

into what she was wearing.

And as I was walking from one beaad store to another I saw this in a store window and had to have it. It was made locally and has pink flannel lining. Too cute!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Photoshop fun

So, I look at Tara Whitney's blog all the time and I absolutely LOVE her photographs! The colour just blows me away! So tonight I decided to try it (after reinstalling Photoshop because it was missing off my computer). The above photo is my before and the one below is my after. It's not perfect, but I love it! I can see myself doing this to all my photos now!

We had a great weekend with the kids. Once I get the photos from Adam I'll post one or two. We ended up riding our bikes downtown to a paint in (a street was closed for about 10 blocks and lined with painters). It was fun. Then we went to the old Spaghetti Factory for dinner and stopped at the Inner Harbour to watch the street performers.

After we got back to Adam's house we went to a barbecue that a friend of mine from work was having. It was Elvis themed and they even had an Elvis impersonator come. It was a fun night! Of course we both forgot our cameras for that.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday Adam!

Today he did a triathlon upIsland. We went up yesterday with his bike racks that he's made that all the triathlons around are using and set them up ( was him and a couple of volunteers). Then we went camping. He was thinking campsite or motel and I said either. I turned down a motel. What was I thining? Camping was so much fun though. And when you get up and leave at 6am then paying for a room isn't worth it.

So Adam raced today and the kids and I made this sign for him this morning, sitting in the back of the van. I know it's hard to see, but we used the 97% Complete stickers (Wow) from 7 Gypsies around the edge and then Elsie alphabet Fontwerks stamps with the polka dots and some AC ribbon. And I have some Technique Tuesday stamps that have a couple of stamps that say #1 and ATHLETE, so we used those after his name. And the arrows are SassaFrassLass stamps.

And then here's Adam crossing the finish line in 23rd place. The kids wanted him to be #1 (it even says so on the sign) and he was aiming for 37th (that's how old he turned today...I hope it's okay to tell people that!).

Colin went sailing with my parents Friday night after being at a birthday party Thursday night. He came home from sailing with a cold and has been asleep since at least 5:30 tonight. Maybe he's going to sleep like I did last weekend. He has a fun skimboarding camp to go to on Tuesday so I hope he's feeling better by then.

And check out this kit. Memory Lane (the scrapbook store I work at) does monthly kits and this one has been flying out of the store. I love it!

I hope everyone else had a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Fun weekend!

Wow! This weekend was full of fun! Saturday we went to a cabin with a friend of mine from work. There were tons of people there and so Adam and I kind of just hung out and Colin and Else had a blast in the lake. I don't think they were out for more than about half an hour the whole seven hours we were there! And the three of them went tubing together and had a blast!

When we got home I had a nap and then Colin and I went to Adam's and we rode our bike's downtown to watch the fireworks.

Sunday i didn't do much of anything but I fell asleep at 6:30 and woke up Monday morning just after 8:00! I can't believe I slept for more than 13 1/2 hours! I must have needed it!

Monday Colin and I played on the trampoline and made up a couple of games for it. We played War and I won (but I totally cheated!!!). Then we went to see Click (better than i thought it would be...we both cried!). Last night I was expecting Adam to come by and watch the Tour de France for a few hours and then we were going to go to the lake, but he showed up with flowers that he picked on his way over and after 20 minutes of watching cycling he suggested that we go to the driving range. Between the three of us we hit 135 balls. Adam is pretty good! He was getting them far!

That was SO much fun! I haven't been since high school and I really enjoyed it. Then we went to the lake with Chloe. This is the first year that I've been able to get her into the water and she seems to really enjoy it. And Colin loves flipping off Adam's shoulders and being tossed into back flips.

So it was an awesome start to summer!