Sometimes its just not your day.

The weekend that just past brought to Mount Albert for the Roots Wakeboard comp at the Rial Yard.
First off that park was really nice and located in the perfect place.  Super easy to find as I think I saw about 12 signs on the way to the park directing us where to go.
The night before the competition we camped at a beautiful provincial park and woke up to pouring rain and the tent leaking.  Somehow the rain could dampen our spirits.  We were just so excited to be camping out we didn’t care.  the only thing were missing was our Bean as she had to work.

After packing up the tent in our bathing suits we found a coffee time and had some breakfast.

Tristan had a great warm run before the competition started actually a damn near perfect run.  When it was his turn to do his run….well he just wasn’t able to pull it together.  Excuses aside such has the pouring rain and wind it just wasn’t his day.  To be 100% honest this sort of thing has never happened to him before.  I’ve never seen him so disappointed in himself.  My heart broke for him.  Then I tried to get him to snap out of it right away which was a huge mistake.  He needed time to think about what had happened and realize its not the end of the world on his own.  He ended up finishing in 2nd place that he still believes was a gift that he didn’t deserve, but what he did end up wining was such a great experience.  Sometimes things just don’t go your way and you have to learn to deal with it.  That feeling of being disappointed in yourself isn’t really a bad thing if you choose to grow and learn from it….rise up from it!

My job wasn’t to make it better for him what was to let him know that we are proud of him no matter what.  I think he got that but just wasn’t able to see it right away.
I love that kid so much!

Leslie
xo

Roots Wakeboarding

Roots Wakeboarding

 

Its My Birthday!

You know What????

Getting old is pretty awesome when you are growing old with someone you love…….and when that someone is 3 years older than you that doesn’t hurt either!
I had the most beautiful day.  Slept in until 9:30, Tristan brought me breakfast in bed which consisted of crackers with cheese, yogurt and a glass of OJ.  Then Taya, Tristan and I went shopping where I found out I went down a dress size!  If that’s not a great BDay present I don’t know what is.  After shopping the kids and I picked Matt up from work and came home to unwrap a pile a presents.  From Taya I got a great new beach towel, 2 awesome mason jar mugs, flip flops and hair stuff.  Tristan bought me a yummy cupcake and an itunes card, my crazy hot tanned husband bought me a fire bowl, chocolates, and replaced my poopy cell phone with a pretty new one!  The gift giving didn’t stop there, my parents got me a gift card to David’s Tea and a new Life Jacket.  On top of all that my mom made a great dinner for all of us, full of veggies and great pasta with alfredo sauce.  My dad and I got to watch the sailing race from their backyard.  I love that my dad has shared the gift of sailing with me!

I had the best Birthday a girl could ask for surrounded by people that love me almost as much as I love them!

Can’t wait to see what this year will bring!

Leslie
xo

 

I had such a great Birthday!!!

I had such a great Birthday!!!

Tripple Crown

Bonjour peeps!

Wow this weekend was full of Sunshine and sunburns.
Saturday turned out to be the best day that I have ever asked to have off.
Tristan, Matt and I woke up bright and early to head to Boarder Pass the Binbrook location for stop one of three for the Triple Crown Wakeboard competition.
Tristan killed it and won his division.  Best of all he learned a new trick while riding in the comp.  So proud of him!  He won some pretty cool stuff from Rock Star Energy Drinks and Fox.  He was on cloud 9.  Durring the contest the announcer mentioned that Tristan always has a smile on his face and he was 100% right my kid is one of the kindest and happiest kid/person I know.

I haven’t mentioned anything about this “thing” yet but feel as though now is a good time to do so.  This boy in Tristan’s class has had a history of hitting kids in his class….hitting, punching, kicking….the list goes on!  I’ve taught Tristan that there is never a good reason to hit anyone and he should never do it.  This kid just doesn’t quit.  The school doesn’t seem to do anything about it….at least that’s how the kids see it, as well as most of the parents that have kids that have been hit by the kid.  At one point I thought this kid was trying to make a change and asked Tristan to consider giving him a 2nd…3rd chance.  A few days after saying this Tristan comes home and tells me this kid had kicked and elbowed him in the face after playing soccer.  I asked Tristan if he wanted me to say anything to the school he said no because he gets in just as much trouble as the kid who did the hitting…..which isn’t much.  Also school only had a week left so really what were they going to do?

Long story short I have had enough of this kid.  He puts on a great show in front of adults then turns to violence when dealing with his peers.  This kid was also at the wakeboard competition.  Tristan was polite but kept his distance and hung with his friends.  I on the other hand and am not sure what to do.  His mother acts as if her kid has never laid a hand on mine suggesting that we should have carpooled to the event.  Maybe she really is clueless……or maybe she just chooses to keep her head in the sand.  Either way clueless or head in the sand both suck and I can’t seem to ware even my fake smile around her anymore.

Enough time wasted on negative people and negative thoughts.

On our way home from the competition we checked out an abandoned house and took some photos.  We were totally zonked by the time we made it home.
Sunday was a day out on the sailboat with Matt and my dad.  I spent most of my time in the water trying to keep cool.  The lake has never felt so good.  After sailing Matt I went to Canadian Tire to buy some fans for our bedroom and kids rooms…thank goodness they had a few in the back cause the shelves were bare and were crazy hot.  We also picked up a baby pool to cool off in.  Tristan and Taya both love it.  All in all a pretty great weekend!

 

One more sleep till Canada Day 2 more sleeps till my Birthday!!!!

Leslie
xo

That smile makes day

That smile makes day

 

Lake, Boards and Friends

Loving how this summer is shaping up so far!

My day started off with my boss changing her NO to a Yes for a day off that I had requested so that I could watch my son compete in a wakeboarding contest on Saturday.  Really could may day get any better????  Well my friends it totally did.

My friend Lisa and I took our two sons and a cousin to Boarder Pass for a wakeboard session.  The clouds played nice and didn’t drop any rain on us and the boys had a great time.  Tristan over came a fear today.  With the help of BP owner Chris and of course Tristans huge balls he got on a rail!  On his second try he 180’d out and made it look good.  Proud momma moment for sure.

Tristan and I rounded out our awesome day with veggie burgers with Grandma at Harvey’s…mmmm mmm!  Now he’s off skateboarding in a secret location.

Hope everyone had a beautiful day!

Leslie
xo

This kid and his smile make this world a better place!

This kid and his smile make this world a better place!