Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Great Canadian Soap Company Staff Party

December 22nd 2010

Left to right: Shannon, Em, Conor, Amy's daughter (green shirt sleeve), Katie (Em's daughter),
Amy's daughter, Wayne (Shannon's husband), Mackenzie (Shannon's son), Jordan (Em's son)

Alex's first ever staff party. On December 22nd Em opened her home to her staff, Shannon, Amy, Conor & Alex and their families for the "first annual Christmas staff party". It was a truly lovely time filled with good food, good folks and good fun.

Alex enjoyed playing one of his favourite games, Password. I love to play this game with him; his single word clue choices give so much insight into him, how he thinks and how enormous his vocabulary is (especially considering how little of it he actually shares with us in everyday conversation).

He also enjoyed the challenge (and is still very much enjoying it) of playing with this traditional wooden ball & cup game Em gave him

Em shared these words with her staff, giving thanks for the unique gifts each of them bring to her Company:
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open."
from The Life and Work of Martha Graham

Alex playing "Frère Jacques" on the piano

Thank you Em & family, a great time was had by all!

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