We are remembering a loving partner for my sister, caring brother-in-law, and uncle to his nieces. Always visited with new craft beer in hand for me to try. Forever remembered to us and our girls as “Uncle Fish” and “the Navy Seal”. We will miss him dearly. ❤️
Seems we all have more time at home lately – which means it’s opportunity to catch up on sharing photos of what we’ve been up to!
Rebecca found out early in the new year that her Peace Poster has won the provincial contest. In February, we were excited to go to Riverview and be invited to the Lions Club Maritimes meeting to see her presented with her award. We are all proud of her and the accomplishment.
And big news: adding to the day was the announcement that Rebecca had also received a National award! She was to receive that award in May in Fredericton.
Some details on the poster contest: https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-approach/youth/peace-poster
Winners on the international stage: https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-approach/youth/peace-poster/current-winners
The girls are busy with their second sport this year , while playing on the same team: basketball for the Belleisle Bears.
Tonight was their second game of the season, which goes until February. Both are playing on the same line as well. Abby is playing the “low post” position (near the net) and Rebecca is a “point guard”.
It is really exciting seeing them play together and share experiences together. This game was a win against Rothesay.
This poster is travelling on the weekend. Rebecca designed the poster for a “peace poster” contest for the school in Belleisle. Yesterday, she won first place in her school! As a result, the poster is travelling to PEI to be judged for the districts and possibly beyond. We are so proud of her work and her accomplishment. Stay tuned!
Today, we made a little trip to the Kingston Peninsula at Long Reach to the Botswick Family Orchard. Any area of the Kingston Peninsula is scenic and Long Reach never disappoints with the views of the Saint John River and Belleisle Bay.
Predictably, the girls took to Apple picking in their comfort zones — Abby on the ground reaching high and Rebecca climbing up and trying to reach low.
For NB orchards in your area, check out: Where to go Apple PIcking
On the last day of school, we were asked to attend for a presentation being made to Rebecca at middle school. Rebecca received two awards: for excellence in English and leadership in her grade. It was a nice surprise for all of us.
We were lucky to dog sit this past week for a perfect little dog, ‘Simon’. The girls were quite taken with him.
Abby finished grade 5 this week . It was bittersweet for her as she had to leave her favourite teacher – Mrs K. W. She has been in her class for 3 years in a row and was incredibly lucky to have a teacher that was so kind , caring, dedicated and fun at the same time. We are grateful for Mrs KW.
This spring, Abby practiced for her final play, “Jukebox Time Machine” . Abby had a lead role with her friend Kim. It was a treat to see her singing all the eras of music.
Rebecca had her summer semi formal dance — and was excited to dress up and dance with her friends. She practically jumped out of the car when I dropped her off at the school for the dance.
Our girls never cease to amaze me with their desire for sports and courage to push through adversity. Both Rebecca and Abby did very well and represented Belleisle Middle School proudly last week at the Provincials for softball.
Both girls contributed pitching strike outs, hitting, and infield positions. In a marathon day of 4 ball games , the team prevailed in a very close final game against a Saint John School. I’m so proud of them for their first year of competitive ball.
The ladies are into a lot of sports nowadays. This year was Rebecca’s first year in the Middle School – giving her the chance to try any sport she wants! Abby has been getting the sports fever from it as well and is looking forward to next year.
Abby was lucky to have the chance to the play with the older girls as well. They won their first game — and have a very dedicated coach.
Belleisle Middle School girls softball team
There’s more games to come for the school season.
The Belleisle Bears volleyball team just finished their last game this past week — and won the local school championship game. The relatively same group of girls has played together for soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball. Very fun to watch these girls learn and grow in sports — as a team.
School events and theme days have them both busy with fun!