Thursday, August 23, 2007

Oliver Loves Oma!

Mom and Oliver go to Edmonton!

Mom and Oliver decide to visit family in Edmonton.

Uncle Deryck struggled to fill in for Dad, but he gave it his best effort.

Here we see Oliver experimenting with his hide-and-seek techniques.

Chihiro isn't the only cousin putting in time with Oliver...

Aunt Karmen testing Oliver for 'ejecta' and 'effluvia'.

False alarm!

Uncle Deryck spent many hard hours showing Oliver how to work the Halo controls for maximum killpower, little did he know Oliver is already on level 9.

After learning how advanced Oliver is with Halo, we see here how Uncle Deryck came to rely on Oliver for advice during matches.

Eventually, the fun loving Oliver wore everybody out.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Making Sausage at Little Bow

Oma and Opa came to town, so we grabbed them, the Grandparents, Oliver's Tante Linnea and Uncle Mike, and (of course) cousin Dexter! and we all headed up to Little Bow to relax - and to make sausage!

In the above picture, Dexter finds out that we are making sausage, but that he won't be helping.

Here's a shot of some of the guys playing with meat. Oliver is hugging Grandma in the background.

Grandpa, Uncle Mike, and Opa Jack deep into the sausage making process while Oliver's dad teases them with beer.

Whenever the women folk got too uppity about the All-Male Meat-O-Rama we pointed out this label on the sausage machine. Pay special attention to 'Cautions: #2'. Heh

Dexter, blocked from joining the All-Male Meat-O-Rama by the niggling age requirement, spent the day playing with Omas and Grandmas.

Oliver showed his displeasure at being excluded by having a long nap...

...and then by joining Mom who was relaxing in the hammock.

Everyone enjoyed the day, and most importantly, the All-Male Meat-O-Rama produced enough pork sausage to feed a small nation!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Oliver's new outifts

A wicked new kimono!

And (from Oma and Opa) Dutch 'wooden' shoes!

Oliver and Mom!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Future Babysitter!

Chihiro currently has the inside track on the job based on the enthusiasm shown so far.

Oliver learns how to work the Internet

Each week we gather at Grandma and Grandpa's place to enjoy a nice teleconference with Oliver's Oma and Opa in Vancouver.

Oliver's full attention for this family event is (fortunately) not required.