Category Archives: Family News

The Snider Family Music for Today

Since some of the Snider Family is visiting this site, I was wondering if any of the old albums had been converted into a digital format? I’d love to listen to them again, but its getting harder for me to find a tape player that hasn’t been destroyed by a child or a tape that hasn’t been played to death.

If they are available anywhere, let me know. I’d love to get my hands on them.

Uncle Floyd's Funeral

We didn’t take too many pictures at the funeral, however, you’ll find a few in our Photo Album.

It has been great to see that some people are finding this blog and using it to communicate with us. We’ve changed how we communicate in this “Internet Age”.

As I think about the funeral, there was one thing that I have come to realize: I have a terrific family. I genuinely love getting together with them. All of them. There is no tip-toeing around issues. We all like to get together. We all enjoy each other’s company. Now that I’m older and not really one of the “little guys” anymore it is great to talk and connect with all of the Kay Family. I’m proud to have these people as my relatives.

Trip to the Toronto Zoo

We had yet another trip to the Toronto Zoo. Instead of taking a whole bunch more animal pictures, this time I just took a few of Kendra, Javen and their cousin Riley. Ryan didn’t get much into the pictures. He spent most of the time sleeping in his stroller. Check the pictures out in our Photo Album.

Okay, there is one animal picture, but it was the first time I had ever seen a hippo run.

Belleville Bulls Hockey Game

Belleville Bulls Hockey Game

On Monday, September 9, Kevin got the whole family to head to Belleville to watch the Belleville Bulls play the Oshawa Generals.

Kevin is now the “face of the Belleville Bulls”. He hosts the games for the local cable TV channel.

It was Kendra and Javen’s first time watching live hockey. They both had a blast and cheered really loud. It must have worked, the Bulls won 6-0. It was great to have pretty much everyone from our family and Kevin’s there. Too bad Adam couldn’t make it. Javen would have loved to have gotten a picture with him at the hockey game. We have some more pictures in our Photo Album.

Javen's Birthday Party

SpiderWeb PictureOkay, this happened quite a while ago, so its about time we put up the pictures.

Javen had his birthday party on Saturday, September 23 and had a blast with his “Spiderman” theme. Mom had Spiderman figurines all over the place. There were radioactive spiders hanging from the ceiling and one HUGE spiderweb had been built.

Heather visited for the weekend and had her hands full keeping the boys all active. The spider pinata was a big hit and the spider web swing had them flying. (Puns intended.) With the exception of the pinata and from one other little incident no spiders were harmed in the process of this party.

You can check out all the pictures by Clicking Here.

My Boy's Sense of Responsibility

Javen just had his 6th birthday.  He’s in Grade one now.  He is starting to read and knows how to tie his own shoes.  I keep asking him if he is a little boy or a big boy.  He always responds, “Big Boy!”  Last night he confirmed that.

We had just returned from the “meet the teacher” night at Kendra and Javen’s school and Javen and I were the first ones home.  Before he started getting ready for bed he came over to me and asked, “Dad, can I have some money?”  This is a common question, but generally it comes from Kendra, not Javen.  In fact, I had heard it several times that night as the school also had a book fair.

I asked why he wanted the money because he seemed to be pretty serious.  He said, “I need it for when I get older and get a wife.  I will need money for her.”  Now there is a sense of responsibility.  He’s only six, but he’s planning for the future.

Kendra's Birthday Party

Kendra's Birthday PictureKendra had her 6th Birthday Party on Saturday, September 16. She had a lot of fun with the Monkey theme that Mommy made come alive.

All of the girls were issued “Monkey Tails” and given “Monkey Noses”. The Kitchen/Living Room looked like a jungle and background music featured the hits from “The Monkees”.

Everyone played monkey games and got to know Kendra more with a Trivia Game. Instead of cake, everyone got a banana split.

Kendra got lots of great presents and ate lots of junk food.

You can see the pictures in our Photo Album. Make sure you see the picture of a real live monkey in a tree!

The Kays from Belleville

Kevin’s Wait on the 401

Kevin sent me this link. It looks like the picture has changed already, but Kevin was stuck in the traffic jam that resulted from the accident in the news story. Apparently, he saw the motorcycle pass him not too long before the accident.

The Boys Have Email

I recently set up email addresses for both Trevor and Stuart. I think they are both pretty jazzed about it.

Heather’s Good News

Our niece, Heather, has been doing a great job collecting scholarships. She’s heading to Tyndale this fall. She says she is getting excited about heading off to University. Aunt Cindy is excited that Heather is going to be nearby and close enough to drop in and have lunch together.

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Butterfly Bunk Bedroom

Kendra and Javen switched rooms! Kendra is now sleeping in a raised bunk. She loves her new bed and there is actually quite alot of room to move around. We’re replaced the fishing teddy bear border with a new flower/butterfly border. Check out the pictures of Kendra’s new room. We’ll show you Javen’s room after the transformation has taken place. Click here for more pictures of Kendra’s room.

Kendra by desk