Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!

From Pirate Tapper, Spiderweb Tapper, Pioneer Tapper, and Piggie Tapper

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sixth Annual Tapper Pumpkin Carving Guessing Contest is ON!

Team Tapper has done it again! Continuing the tradition of carving pumpkins at October's end, we offer you four finished products for your guessing pleasure :)

The process was a bit messy at times! But everyone was tickled with the final products.

If you have never participated before, here is how it works:
The four carvings are 1) Classic Jack, 2) Penguin, 3) Lighting Bolts, and 4) Spider's Web. Each of these was designed and/or carved by one of the four Tapper kids. Simply write a comment with your guesses of which design went with which Tapper child!

I will give the results by November 1, and, this year, we will be offering a prize to the winner of a draw from all the correct answers!!!

Happy Guessing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Fullness of Life

Things that are keeping me busy:
1) Work -- A new part-time job as a family support worker during the early mornings, four days a week, for a family with two daughters: one intelligent and delightful autistic four-year-old and one smiley and affectionate nine-month-old
2) Sports -- Abby starts hockey this weekend. Jadon starts basketball this weekend. Andrew has been going for a few weeks with his city hockey team and school soccer team.
3) One vehicle -- My trips from the house to the church or the church to the house usually total at least 6 per day. Some days it climbs to 12 or more! (Glad we live close!)
4) Piano lessons -- Enjoying teaching some piano again :)
5) Homework -- Science projects, math practice, spelling words, home reading squeezed between church and sporting events
6) Sam -- Puppy training is going well. He is very cute!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Birthday time!!!

 Yesterday, we celebrated our girl's ninth birthday! This amazing gal brings much joy and life into our family! Here are a few things we appreciate about our Abby-girl!

A - Artistic

Abby loves to use her imagination to create all kinds of beautiful and unique things--from stories to crafts to songs to gymnastic routines!

B - Bold

I love the fact that Abby is not afraid to make her own choices, to make a statement, to be her genuine self. While she can be shy at times, she can also be incredibly brave in her willingness to try something new or take a stand for something she believes in or desires.

I - Indulgent

When made aware of another's needs, Abby can be very generous and caring. She also randomly dotes on those she loves, making special cards, using her own money to buy little gifts, and being very open with affection.

G - Gung-ho

When Abby gets something in her mind, she gives it her all. Love that.


A - Athletic

Of course, she lives with three pretty active boys. She has to keep up. She loves to show her skills in the net and to put on a show with her cartwheels, back walk-overs and, certainly, the splits!


I - Impish

Abby can be a real tease. She has a very playful side. You have to watch her eyes. If they are twinkling, watch out!

L - Loyal

Abby is a great friend. She has been known to serve as a peace-maker between parties and to be very considerate of others' needs and feelings. She loves her old friends from Bangor and Aylmer and does a good job of maintaining those relationships. And she is developing new friendships here in Moncton, too.

Happy 9th birthday, precious daughter! You are a beautiful treasure, and we know God made you for a special purpose. We are delighted with how you are growing and are excited to see how you continue to develop and blossom into the person you were created to be!