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Christmas Morning

Merry Christmas everyone!

It was a nice Christmas Eve around here.  Dad and Mom had it off.  Mom invited some of our friends for lunch at Alexander’s where we discussed politics.  After that we wandered in and out of some stores.  Oliver found a Lego Batman movie.  After that we went over to Uncle Lee and Aunt Brittany’s place.

Aunt Brittany made the Christmas lasagna and we watched Oliver’s movie. Uncle Lee gave me my yearly threat when I had seconds of lasagna. He wasn’t isn a sharing mood.

Uncle Lee and Aunt Brittany gave me an indoor basketball net, a copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: Day Zero Edition, a Denver Broncos toque, and a poster.  It was pretty awesome.

Denver Broncos Toque

After heading home and getting some sleep, we opened some gifts today.

Mom and Dad gave me a new Asus MeMo Pad 7 which kind of blew me away. 

Asus MeMo Pad 7 tablet

Oliver gave me a Bluetooth keyboard, stand, and stylus.  Since they know me so well, Dad gave me a cool retro case that looks like a real manilla envelope.

Mom gave me a VIA Rail laptop bag that will hold my laptop and my tablet. Inside was drafting notebook. Dad calls it a murse.  Of course Dad would but I like it.  


Mom (who is currently my favourite parent) also gave me a massive can of Pepsi and a cool looking Pepsi t-shirt.  Don’t laugh, some of us like Pepsi.  Now I can wear some Pepsi as well as drink it.  Life is good and oh, so refreshing.

Dad isn’t all bad, he shocked me and gave me a Pentax 35mm f2.4 lens

I have wanted this lens ever since I got my camera.  I was saving up for it but I definitely didn’t expect to get it for Christmas.  Here is why it is awesome.

PENTAX 35mm f2.4 lens

The smc PENTAX DA L 35mm F2.4 AL has a fast F2.4 maximum aperture for handheld photography in low lighting and depth of field flexibility. It is built with a highly lightweight design for improved comfort and portability. PENTAX Super Protect coating helps repel dust, water, and grease, making the lens easier to clean. An aspherical lens element helps to compensate for spherical aberration to maximize image quality. Equivalent to 53.5mm in the 35mm format. Developed specifically for PENTAX digital SLR cameras.

Santa Claus gave me a Canon tripod while Maggi gave me the manly version of the photography gloves we gave Mom.  So yeah, now I need to get out and take some photos.

Oliver gave me Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale and Santa gave me a Pentax 200mm f4 prime lens which should be awesome.   They also tossed in some photography gloves which are almost a need in our weather.  In case I need to go out at night, I was given a compact red Maven Police Security flashlight.  130 lumens should be enough to blind anyone who is out at night.  You’ve been warned.

Dad was in a giving spirit.  He gave Mom a Sigma Art 19mm f2.4 lens and Oliver a Nikon Coolpix S31 camera so that means all of us got some new photo gear to explore tomorrow.  

Tomorrow after a big breakfast we are headed downtown to take some shots of what should be a totally empty downtown coreRiver Landing, and Meewasin Trail.  Then I will help Mom and Dad make Christmas dinner.  I’ll post some photos to Flickr tomorrow so you can check out the lenses and also what life was like around here.

Have a great Christmas everyone!

Christmas 2013

It was a nice Christmas Eve yesterday.  Uncle Lee and Aunt Brittany invited us out to their place in Warman.  They picked Oliver and I up early and then Dad and Mom came out around 5:30.

We had a nice dinner of lasagna (of course) while Dad make fun of Uncle Lee for wearing a Rob Gronkowski jersey.  Thankfully Uncle Lee didn’t dance topless, break his arm or suffer any concussions while wearing it.

We then opened our stockings and gifts.

Dad gave me a Vivitar Action Cam.  I wanted a GoPro but at $400, I knew that wasn’t going to happen but I was really surprised when I opened up the Action Cam.  Oliver gave me some X-Mini Speakers which I am blasting right now.  I also got some computer speakers for my laptops which are pretty cool.  I was really surprised when I opened a gift from Santa Claus and in it was a Sony Xperia J and a new case.  Here is the promo video for the Sony Xperia J.  According to it, I will be invited to cool parties with attractive older women.  

When we got home last night, Dad set it up with a wide variety of cool apps from the National Film Board, Vimeo, CSR Racing and apps from Google and Yahoo!.

Uncle Lee and Aunt Brittany gave me some really nice Huskie Athletics sweatpants and hoodie.

I gave Mom and Timex Ironman watch which I gave dad a book by Joe Clark, err, the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark. 



My mom already wrote about her Christmas here and my dad wrote about it here.

On Christmas Eve I went to Dad’s work and helped out in the kitchen.  Ryan and I made pizza and I helped Job with setting up lunch.  Dad also let me have a large double-double coffee from Tim Horton’s.

Later on that day Taylah and I went sledding at the park after her mom and her came over.  Once supper was done we opened our presents.  In my stocking I got a copy of Thrasher Magazine which dad used to read when he was my age.  I also go a iPod lock, a lot of candy candy and body wash.

Samsung m330 from VirginSamsung m330 cell phone from VirginI can’t believe it but Dad and Mom gave me my own cell phone.  It’s a Samsung m330 from Virgin Mobile and it’s a slider phone.  Dad sent me some of the names of friends from his address book so I could send some text messages.   Not only can I send out text messages but Dad showed me that it has a camera in it and I can send out picture messages.  How cool is that?  I’m not allowed to bring it to school but I can keep it on me when I am at the baby sitter or out with Mom and Dad.  I was really surprised.

Dad set it up so I would have unlimited texting for a month and then he said that he would see how I did with it.

I also got a H0 model train set which is really cool.  Mom also got me some extra track which is really cool.  I have it set up on the dining room table.  I am just nervous that Oliver will grab it but he has been really careful with everything.

Dad also gave me a really cool looking Survivorman t-shirt that says, “You Sweat, You Die” on the back.

I also got two books, one on projects that I can do on weekends and one on Allied Fighters of WWII.  My great-grandfather was an air force mechanic in World War II and Dad showed me some of the airplanes that he worked on.

Oliver gave me a cool Tech Deck case and some Tech Decks to put in it that I really like.

Maggi gave me a junior sized Saskatchewan Roughrider football.  Too bad that she isn’t allowed to fetch it.

Uncle Lee gave me two Nerf N-Strike guns and a Nerf basketball hoop for my bedroom door.  Uncle Lee also gave all of us a Playstation 3.  It only does everything.  He gave us some Call of Duty: World at War, Force Unleashed II, and Madden 11.  The last two games are Dad’s but I can play them.

When we went over to the Reimer’s they gave me some DVD’s of IMAX videos that we already had but they are going to exchange it for some other stuff.  Kristi gave me a really nice Calgary Flames watch.  I know the Flames are horrible this year but the watch is really nice.

Tonight Bert and Don are coming over.  Bert was sick for a while and had to go to Calgary for an operation but he’s back now and I am excited to see them again.  Anita and Jim are also coming over which will be a lot of fun.

Thanks everyone for the gifts.  I really appreciated them.

Thanksgiving Weekend

O.K. this is how my weekend started.  I woke up this Friday morning, then i got packed because we were going to the cabin for Thanksgiving.  The food is super good.  Like it’s awesome.  We were cutting back a bit so we can eat more.  We were full after one plate.

I forgot to pack some stuff so we went for a 1 hour drive to Regina to puck up the stuff I forgot at DollaramaFor some reason it was on fire and the fire /police were there trying to figure out what happened.  I guess then my dad some did not like Dollarama and I said, “Who doesn’t like Dollarama?” 

We went into Chapters to get a book.  I got The Hobbit.  it is a really good book, I recommend it.  I am not going to spoil the book so I’ll say a little part of it included wizards.  I got a new PSP game called Twisted metal.  It’s cool you pick and car that has mechanical guns.  then you choose your arena and fight there.  There is no teams and it’s a free for all.  I finished it in two days and the final level is really hard and intense.   

On Monday some friends of my parents came over and talked about The Wire, a television series I am not allowed to watch because I am too young.

I forgot to mention that my Uncle Lee came out and we played Monopoly.  I traded a property with Uncle Lee by mistake and then we were doomed.  None of us could win but it was fun.

Christmas 2009

Hi everyone, this is what I got for Christmas.  It was a fun day.

It was a lot of fun Christmas Eve and Christmas.  Uncle Lee gave Mom and Dad a new big screen HDTV and gave all of us a Nintendo Wii with four controllers, nunchucks, and a bunch of games.

Nintendo DS I gave Dad Madden 2010 for his PSP and along with Oliver, I gave Mom a Nintendo DS Lite and some games.  It was Dad’s idea and I was really, really excited about it.  Mom was pretty happy with it.  Dad also gave both of us Trackmania so we can race against each other.  With PictoChat, we can chat together and Dad won’t be able to hear us.  I just realized that I can play Dad’s PSP games as well.

On Christmas Day, Uncle Lee came over all day.  We played a lot of Nintendo Wii and hung out together as a family.  Then Mom made a big dinner.  It was fun.  Thanks everyone.