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Hoppy Easter

I hope your Easter weekend has been a good one.  It was quiet around here but nice.

On Thursday night, I picked Jordon up at work and dropped Mark and Oliver off at the Cineplex Odeon Theatre at The Centre Mall for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

No matter, the boys like the movie despite the fact that almost no other reviewers did.  While it wasn’t the Scotiabank Theatre, I would be somewhat concerned if I was DC that the theatre was in no way full on opening night for the guys.

On Friday, I had to work but to keep tradition around here, we went to the Draggins Rod and Custom Car Show at Prairieland Park on Friday night.  It wasn’t that busy at that point of the day and all of the displays were there.

Draggins 56th Annual Rod and Custom Car Show

I worked Good Friday so we waited until I was off work and then went to the show.  Jordon, Mark, Oliver and I all had our cameras.  All of the photos were uploaded to Flickr albums. Click on the links to see Jordon’s, Mark’s, and my shots of the show . 

Saturday Jordon had to work.  We were given two tickets for the Saskatchewan Rush lacrosse game against the Toronto Rock.  While Jordon’s right food has caused him all of the problems, he badly burnt his left ankle last fall.  It was in horrible pain on Saturday night so Oliver and Mark went and saw the Rush beat the Toronto Rock at SaskTel Centre.  Of course they loved it as the Rush put on a really good show and the energy of 13,000 fans is contagious.

We got up early today and the boys found all sorts of chocolates and treats.  The Easter Bunny somehow snuck in without waking Marley up and left some chocolate eggs and a few gifts for the boys.  Mark found a Eureka Scenic Pass 2 person tent while Oliver found a skateboard and a stainless steel beer stein that was left for him.

Eureka 3 season Scenic Pass 2 person tent

Oliver isn’t drinking yet but the beer stein will go with the camping stuff and be used as a drinking mug while camping.  Mark’s tent is a three season tent which means if we experience some bad weather in Banff or Prince Albert National Park, him and Oliver will be okay.  The vestibule will be able to hold some of the gear outside of the tent and give them some more room to maneuver. 

It’s a two person tent but has two entrances and two vestibules.  For being a small tent, it is quite roomy.

We had a nice brunch and then went for a long walk through the University of Saskatchewan.  For dinner tonight we are having some turkey and ham before chilling out as a family.

Oliver is 6!

Oliver Cooper turns 6

Oliver turned six today and as you can imagine, super excited.  We got him a Marvel Avengers Lego game for his Nintendo DS, a Super Soaker, a Nerf Gun (that shoots a lot of Nerf darts all at once), some more Nerf darts (this could be a bad decision on our part) as well as an old Fuji J10 digital camera of ours (and the cutest camera case you have ever seen).  I also replaced his favourite mug that has the number “5” on it with a mug that has a number “6” on it.

Ever since we gave Mark his Pentax camera for his birthday, Oliver has loved to go out with us taking video with his small video camera but with he is often disappointed that he can’t take any pictures with it.  Well now he can.  It should be fun.  Since he loves to see his photos online, we set up a Flickr account for him.

He is really careful with electronics and while it’s no big loss if he breaks the camera, I don’t think he will.  We had given him a cheap Vivitar camera that he loved but the problem was with no memory card, it was a pain to be downloading photos.  With a 4gb card in this camera, he will be able to photograph things until he is tired of it.  The memory card will hold 4000 photos which is more than his battery can power.  The other good news is that it has the same battery as my compact Fuji so only one charger to take on trips.

So today I am baking up some cupcakes for his class and then getting ready for a nice hamburger dinner.  Then we are meeting Jerry & Gloria Reimer for ice cream at Homestead Ice Cream.  On July 1st, the day were able to take Oliver home, the first stop we made was at the Reimers so they are appropriate people to celebrate with tonight.