Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Canada vs USA!!!

Men's Olympic Hockey !!!
Ben cheered for the USA and CoCo and I cheered for Canada! Ben was quick to point out that CoCo's red and white striped pants looked suspiciously American! :)

CoCo got right into the cheering, but sadly (for the girls in our family) the USA took this game. We would LOVE to see a second USA vs Canada match up in the Olympic Gold Medal Game!!!

"He shoots! He scores!"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Olympic Fun !!!

Can you believe it? Ben is at the Vancouver Olympics this weekend! He has been sending photos every day... here are a few from his cell phone!
"Photo of MANY people taking photos of the olympic torches!"

US Women's Curling. US beat Russia.

Impromptu fireworks and laser show while walking through the city of Vancouver!

Hockey game: Latvia vs Slovakia!

He said the weather has been fabulous!
Tonight is Canada vs USA in hockey! Fun!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentines And Birthdays!!!

We started Friday with a phone call to Ben's brother... only to find out we have a new niece!!! Congratulations to the San Diego Wilcox Crew!
Meghan was born February 12th and thus began the weekend of birthday celebrations!
We made our way to Portland on Friday and ended up at Ben's cousins place. Saturday was Ben's birthday, so we had a fun morning with the cousins and went for a lovely swim in the afternoon. In the evening, we watched Courtney dunk a few basketballs and ended the day BOWLING!

Ben is exactly 3 days older than his twin cousins, Brad and Cory.
I suspect there were some buttons bursting at the McRae Grandparents the week the boys were all born! THREE grandsons in 3 days! :)

Synchronized Bowling!

Little texting on the side! :)

Waiting for her turn!

For some, bowling wasn't all it's cracked up to be.
(CoCo furies over the weight of the ball. She's unable to lift it and shows her disgust)

Thoughtful Valentines from Rosey and Liam!

Victory Dance by Courtney!

The energy was HIGH!!!

Next morning.... perhaps looking a little worn out from all the fun !

Finally, Happy Birthday to Grandpa who is lucky enough to celebrate his birthday every year on Valentines Day! Hope it was great!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Thanks to Grandpa and Grandma, we've got one window in our home decorated for the upcoming holiday! I had no idea hearts could be so fun!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

NON- Super bowl Party!

I told Ben I didn't want to have a super bowl party! We'd had lots of guys over for football in the past weeks for playoff games and I thought we should just keep it simple.
Well, my sister is in town and a classmate from HS flew in from Bangladesh on super bowl Sunday. Over the course of the day, he met up with three other friends. Long story short... there were 9 of us watching the last football game of the season.... it was a fun spontaneous NON-party!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Weekend Trips!

While daddy was away at "ski-fest" in Colorado....

...CoCo and I took our own little trip to visit Canada.
I didn't take a lot of photos, but this was definitely my favorite... Uncle Howard fell asleep while watching hockey and CoCo tucked a little dolly into his lap to keep him company while he was snoozing.