Wednesday, January 28, 2009



My sister and my neighbor call Frank, "Saint Frank" because of his personality, and patience (and willingness to put up with me)!

We took Hanlin out skating over the Christmas break, this was his first time on skates! He just stood there, pouting, not willing to move. Frank kept trying to coax him to move his feet just a little (he was only standing about 10 inches away from him) and Hanlin would shake his head NO vigorously, pout then look at me...
After a few minutes of this, my patience was done... I looked at him, and sternly but also reassuringly said.. "Go see your father!!" He looked over at Frank, wiggled his feet, and moved over to Frank!! As soon as he reached his Dad, he smiled like crazy, he was soo excited and proud! We all jumped around for him, and then he was off on his own from then on..

Lily on the other hand... hopped onto the ice, looked around at everyone skating by and promptly fell to the ice, laid flat on her belly and proceeded to take a hissy fit!! Once I got her back up onto her feet, she explained to me that she "wanted to go as fast as everyone else right NOW"!! and was mad she couldn't!!




On another Saint Frank note...
The 2 older girls and I went to PEI this past weekend. The girls had a gym comp there.
Frank took Friday off work, and after preschool he took both of the little ones downhill skiing!!
***Crazy Fool***
Then on Saturday he walked downtown and took them both skating in the square and to the market.
***Crazy Fool***
Then on Sunday he took them sledding, pulling them both, back up the crazy steep hill after sledding down..
***Crazy Fool***


oh ok, maybe he is Saint Frank..

8 comments:

Headmeister said...

I kept cracking up at the "crazy fool" comments! Just dropping by to say HELLO!!!

geminirn said...

Oh great pictures Krista,i love seeing that big smile on crazy fools face while teaching Hanlon how to skate.

cheryl said...

Yep thats my Saint Frank

Trail said...

Sweet, my uncle's a Saint! When my dad was trying to get me to skate, I refused to try and just sat on the iceand he pulled me around trying to get me to stand up. Then one of the skating instructors asked if anyone wanted a sticker for their helmets, and I got right up and skated over as fast as I could. I still get laughed at for it...

Sampsons said...

He certainly was saintly in the back of the bus with all the kids! While most of the adults hid at the front! N

Just Us Girls said...

LOL!!!!!! I always laugh with what you have to say in your posts lol!

Great pictures by the way... Saint frank looks like he was having fun too :)

CW

kris said...

I'm still cracking up from the "crazy fool" commentary here!! He IS a saint!! Adorable pics :O)

Chris, Tammy and the gang! said...

You crazy fool - you should have called me!!!! We could have gotten together for a quick visit...I'm only minutes from downtown!! Oh well...maybe another time...let me know if you come over again and we'll meet up! I would love to meet your kids (and you!!)

Tammy
PEI!!!!!!