November flew by, mostly because I was in Guadalajara, Mexico for the 2011 Parapan American Games for work for just over two weeks. It was an amazing experience as it was my first major multi-sport games and I was part of the Team Canada Mission Staff. It was great getting to know the athletes, their coaches and the support staff. I worked on the operations team which meant that I lived right in the Athlete's Village and helped Team Canada with anything they needed. Although the days were long, I was very lucky to be able to be able to watch some of the competition. I didn't get to all of the events that I would have liked, but I did manage to watch Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball and Goalball. Here are my pictures from Guadalajara. I decided to just post them on facebook as the seaborn flickr stream is more about family stuff and my personal flickr isn't a pro account, so I'm not sure if I could get all of the pictures on it...:p
Connor has been really enjoying school. He has been introduced to a Math Program online that we play a few times a week (when we have time) that he really enjoys. His teacher has also started a blog to help keep the parents informed on the activities that they do all day.
Wyatt had an exciting end of the month. He ended up in CHEO for a three day (two night visit). He was diagnosed with Asthma Exacerbation, which means that that he had an asthma attack, but he is too young to diagnose asthma, so it could have been a result of a virus or his environment. Since his environment hasn't really changed, we think that it is a result of a virus, but after talking to some other parents with children with asthma, this is how it begins. He has been ok since the episode, but we have been given some Ventolin to use as needed and we will definitely monitor his breathing.
Geofford has briefly un-retired from ultimate and is playing on Sunday nights in the 4 on 4 league. It isn't his favorite type of ultimate, but he is out with friends playing with a disc, so it's better than nothing :)
We are gearing up to be parents of three. The boys are sleeping in the same room and the nursery (aka Wyatt's old room) is now full of boxes of kids' clothes. I hope to have some time between now and the end of the calendar year to sort through all of the clothes. It was originally on my list of things to complete before summer started, but things always come up. I am definitely looking forward to my full year off with the new baby. It will be my first full year off with any of the kids, so I can't wait! My list of things to do is lengthening, but my priority will be to enjoy the time off with the kids because they are only young once, and there is always tomorrow :)
Here is a link to our family picture from Damian and Michelle's wedding: http://www.francescomaragoni.ca/Albums/Kwok_01_10_2011/03.html#65 (The photographers for their wedding was pretty amazing to be able to get all of us looking at the camera at once). Please feel free to look at the other pictures from the wedding as well...they are stunning.
Here are the Santa Claus Pictures from this year (I love the set at Place D'Orleans and also the new format where you get digital rights of the pictures so you can print them anywhere):
The boys with Santa
The family with Santa
The cousins with their wranglers (as Jaclyn said it best)