Saturday, August 23, 2014

First Geocaching Adventure

After a day of trimming and bundling tree branches and removing fence posts from our new property, Team Tapper decided we would have some fun and try out the geocaching app on Mike's phone for our first geocaching adventure.  We struck out on foot for a hidden treasure within a couple miles of our home and followed the compass toward our goal. Once we were close, it was just a matter of searching carefully. Ethan (the hide-and-seek master!) was the one to find the hidden prize. We came home with two new marbles for our living room's marble bowl. If you want to see what we traded in, you'll have to find "Decimals Have a Point" in Moncton, NB! I think we might be hooked on this form of family fun!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ethan is Eleven!!

This day was full of Monopoly games, soccer kicks, and LEGO! And we ate pancakes, sausage, and hash browns for supper! Why? Because it is Ethan's birthday!

E -- Encourager
T -- Thoughtful Citizen
H -- Hard Worker
A -- Animal Lover
N -- No-holding-back Giggler

If you have ever heard Ethan's delightful laugh, been squeezed in one of his enveloping hugs, watched him work with diligence on a project, or been put on the spot by one of his provocative questions, you know what a treasure this boy is!

We love you, Ethan!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Enjoying the Power Tools...

Did a little project all by myself this morning...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


My afternoon project with Jadonious:
Thanks to the Elliots for taking Tappers blueberry-picking!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Some "Normalcy" Returns...

Team Tapper is settling into our new home quite nicely.  We are still processing lots of feelings about things we have left behind, but we are also finding lots of wonderful things to be excited about in our new environment.
And we are starting to feel at evidenced by the following pictures--Saturday night sack races in the family room and preparations for upcoming hockey camps!