Sunday, July 31, 2011

Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament

This week-end, William's Brossard All-Star baseball team participated in a Little League tournament in Kanata, Ontario, the Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament.

Most of the team stayed at the Travelodge Hotel Ottawa and Conference Center where we had a blast in the wave pool, water slide, hot tub and kiddie pool! We also partied in the rooms and on the balconies overlooking the beautiful zen garden. We are a great bunch of people and it was great to hangout together.

The team played three games. The first game was Friday at 8PM against Oakville. We lost 3-8. Their team had enormous kids (men?), 11 to 12? Really??! We then played Saturday morning at 7h45 against Brockville and we lost 3-15. The last game against Orleans on Saturday at 6PM was a close call but lost 4-7.

The boys did great and played great games. We are very proud of them.

This tournament was established in 1996 in memory of Scott, a popular twelve year-old boy who died suddenly of an irregular heartbeat, after hitting a home run for his house league team, in May of that year. This was a perfectly well-organized event and the baseball fields were great.

Phil and I took our morning walk on the premises, it's a beautiful park.

The Brossard team participated in the parade during the opening ceremonies led by Colour Guard. Go Cubs Go!!!

Between the two games, we had lunch at this fine establishment!!

Since we didn't have to play on Sunday, we decided to go to the Canadian Museum of Nature. It is so much better now that they have renovated it.

Unfortunately, we had one family member that was a little tired from all the baseball, parties and fun times in the water!!

Monday morning, back to reality.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Oh soleil soleil

Les tournesols gracieuseté de mon beau-papa!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sir Paul McCartney

Phil and I had the great pleasure of going to see Paul McCartney at Montreal's Bell Centre, The Gazette's review here.

Here we are waiting patiently for the doors to open. Phil is a great fan. It was a thrill to see a Beatle live.

A small band was playing Beatles songs to the outside crowd. The singer Daniel Lalonde had his guitar signed by Paul last year. Très cool.

We loved the show. He played 36 songs, more than anyone could wish for. This is the setlist for our Wednesday concert which was slightly different from the previous day concert here.

1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Junior’s Farm
3. All My Loving
4. Jet
5. Got to Get You Into My Life
6. Sing the Changes
7. The Night Before
8. Let Me Roll It
9. Paperback Writer
10. The Long and Winding Road
11. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
12. Let ‘Em In
13. Maybe I’m Amazed
14. Things We Said Today
15. I Will
16. Blackbird
17. Here Today
18. Dance Tonight
19. Mrs. Vanderbilt
20. Eleanor Rigby
21. Michelle
22. Something
23. Band On the Run
24. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
25. Back In the U.S.S.R.
26. I’ve Got a Feeling
27. A Day In the Life/ Give Peace a Chance
28. Let It Be
29. Live and Let Die
30. Hey Jude


31. Lady Madonna
32. Get Back
33. I Saw Her Standing There


34. Yesterday
35. Helter Skelter
36. Golden Slumbers/ Carry That Weight/ The End

View from our seats three rows from the very top.

Give Peace a Chance.

My favorite picture of the bunch. Not bad for my little camera. Remember, my head was on the roof!!

Live and Let Die. Awesome pyro effects. What a huge surprise that was. It was HOT.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

4x6 photo love - June

J'ai terminé ma page du mois de juin. Mois #6 = 6 photos.

Le défi et les instructions sont ici : Two Peas in a Bucket

J'avais assez de photos pour faire deux pages doubles. Exécuté vite comme l'éclair!

Fun Day, dernière journée d'école.

La pêche au chalet.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Belle journée au soleil

Nous avons profité de la journée puisqu'il n'y avait pas de baseball aujourd'hui.

Ce matin, nous sommes allés voir les courses de bateaux-dragon au bassin Olympique Jean-Drapeau pour encourager les équipes Hydro-Québec.

C'est au Festival international de courses de bateaux-dragon que nous avons encouragé mon amie Andréanne a ramé très fort!

L'équipe des filles, les turbines, ont très bien fait cela malgré la chaleur accablante.

Nous avons aussi fait un pique-nique sur le bord de la rivière St-Jacques. J'adore cet endroit qui est tout près de la maison.

Ça fait très longtemps que je n'ai pas pris de photos des frères. J'ai maintenant une photo récente! Ils sont beaux n'est-ce pas?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Inscription faite

Je me suis inscrite à cet atelier pour le mois d'août. C'est gratuit!

Big Picture Classes

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Chez mes amis Dianne et Hal à Stanstead.

Fiston explore le grand terrain avec Matéo.

Je suis jalouse de ses fleurs.

Oui ils ont deux poules et un nouveau poussin Becel.

Shania Twain.

La frontière à pied avec un pied de chaque côté. Nous avons bien aimé notre expérience.

A little Canadian, a little American.

Rivalité entre les Canucks de Vancouver et les Bruins de Boston (voir t-shirt).

La bibliothèque bâtie sur la frontière.

La ligne dans la bibliothèque qui divise les deux pays.