June 2006 I met Tayva
January 2007 we got engaged (Italy)
June 22, 2007: Married!
Tayva, a hair stylist, is the middle sister of 3 girls - her younger sister Kacy (left) is a physician in Australia and her older sister Darah (right) is a an insurance defence lawyer.
Tayva's parents, Suzan & Irv, live a mile down the road from us.
My dad with his wife. My mother died in 1993 of thyroid cancer; a couple years later my father re-married Kay Hill, above.
Tayva pregnant with our first son
September 18, 2009: our first son Jordan Yael Kates is born.
Jordan at 7 days old with Tayva and Dad. Dad turned 90 years old May 5, 2011. He survived colon cancer last year and is now starting a new business! This fall he was awarded the Order of Canada for his outstanding contributions to science and technology. Go dad go!!!!
3 generations: Jordan, me and my father around Christmas 2009
near our house
July 2010: family snap - Jordan at 10 months old
October 2010: Tayva, Jordan and me
December 1, 2010: Elliot is born (15 months after Jordan)
winter walk around the lake with Celina
Celina & Elliot
Jordan with his younger sibling - Jordan kisses him 10 times a day!
Elliot fast asleep
Bower Pond in Red Deer
Jordan & Elliot
a neighbour takes this shot of us
Elliot in toddler stroller seat
bath time haircut
Elliot asleep in stroller
at Order of Canada ceremony in Rideau Hall
family snap in Hawaii
Jordan in bathroom
Jordan holding whale that Ceenie got him
Halloween: Jordan's NASA spacesuit
Halloween: Elliot with his Tiger outfit
shoveling our front yard