This morning was Kristof’s birthday party, held at Bulldog Interactive Fitness, which is a fitness/exercise center for kids. The guests, most around Kristof’s age, had a VERY energetic party–it was a blast! Here’s a photo from the party, with Kristof on the Treadwall, which is a moving climbing wall. Kristof’s climbing record: 116 feet!
On the morning of April 10, Rali had planned to go for a bike ride with her friend Jamie, with Carmen in the bike trailer, but Calgary’s weather is unpredictable: we had the largest April 10 snowstorm in 100 years or so. So they changed plans and went out for a walk instead, with Carmen in the stroller. As they were out walking, they came upon a Global TV news crew, and they were on the 6:00 broadcast that evening. Here’s the whole Global TV news segment in which they appeared. They’re at about the two-minute mark.
A few people have written to ask about the Golden Triangle bike ride Rali’s going to do in May. Here’s a Google Maps link showing the route they’ll be taking. If this gadget works, here’s a map of the route. Each segment is 104-110 km (65-70 miles) long:
Rali and the kids, together with our friend Brenda, took a long bike ride around Calgary on March 24, 2008. Brenda took this photo of the family on a rest stop in the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, with the Bow River in the background.
The kids helped shovel snow after the March 16 snowstorm (that’s the one in which Rali ran the 10k race, below). We have only one snow shovel, so the kids took turns. Kelvin used a broom and rake to clean around the side of the house. Here’s Carmen on the front sidewalk.
And after she got tired, she handed the shovel off to Kristof, who cleaned the back porch.
Here’s a photo of Kristof, Kelvin, and Carmen (l-r) on a Calgary playground on March 7, 2008. Kelvin and Kristof chose this photo for posting. Kristof says, “This photo was at Rotary Park. Rotary Park also has a wading pool, but we didn’t go wading that day!”