Saturday, July 23, 2016

Just a Sketch

I didn't manage to snap any photos today but I was in a sketching kinda mood this evening.  So this is what you get:

This morning we all took part in the Georgetown parade.  It was a small but fun little parade.  There was lots of cheering for our Awana club and we handed out candy and flyers about our big Awana Fun Day in August.

Friday, July 22, 2016

I Love a Good Book

And I LOVED this one!  I could hardly keep my nose out of it!  It is very well written and I loved getting to know all the characters.  And I was so totally engrossed in how everything was falling into place that when the author pulled the rug out from under me I was left in a heap trying to figure out how she managed it!

If you haven't read it--go get it--read it and enjoy!

He Brought Me Roses...

Love my thoughtful hubby! 
Married for nearly 13 years and I still get flowers just 'cause.  Love that man!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summerside Lobster Festival

Today Emma-Lyn, Nate and I headed up to Summerside for the Lobster Festival --  Emma-Lyn was taking part in a step dance competition.  Levi stayed home with Grammie and Sean is still away at camp.

 Emma-Lyn was involved in a group jig and a reel.  She received second place in both competitions.  Aside from the dancing there were games and rides. Our friends,  Claire and Holly, were also there for the competition and we enjoyed wandering around the grounds together. We didn't end up going on any of the rides as the prices were ridiculous.

At the end of the day we decided to take the kids to the Dollarama  instead of spending too much money on a crazy fair toys.  Holly wanted to ride in our van and since we were all going to the same place that worked for everyone.

We hadn't gotten far when I got a phone call from Claire.  She couldn't find her car keys. I pulled over and sure enough there they were on the front passenger seat hiding under a container.  Back we went--always fun to have a bit of an adventure!

The kids picked out some fun toys at the store and we had a delightfully uneventful drive home.

Dancing up a storm!

 These two sweet girls holding up their silver medals.

 And then there's this shot:
Our illustrious dance teacher, Jordan taking a selfie with the kids--and me with the ever so well timed photo bomb! Boo-YAH!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Music Time Outside

Today Nate and Holly enjoyed their music lesson outside!  They spent some time in the pool before trying out all the neat games Claire made for them.

 Here they are tickling the "ivories" with their feet.  They were so funny, be-bopping their tunes as they went along.

 Then it was time to throw some water balloons at rhythm patterns.  This was a particular favourite!

 Then they had to figure out what rhythm they were by asking each other questions.  This was really cute to watch.

 The next activity was to find the notes on the staff and then place them on the correct note letter.

They had a BLAST!  There was a bit of time left over so it was back in the pool for a celebratory swim!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer Fun!

 We totally enjoyed a spontaneous visit with the MacDonalds today!  The kids loved playing in the pool and Bonnie and I had a lovely time chatting and catching up.

And there was a LOT of fun had with dipping heads in the water and flipping the water back as you can see:

Gotta love the fun of summer time!  These photos make me smile!!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Off to Camp!

 And Sean is off to Emmanuel Bible Camp again!  The boy was pumped.  He loves going to camp!
 Yep, the boy loves the sock and flip flop look!

And this evening we were treated to a fun firework display:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Grampa Hope's Birthday!

Today we went to Nova Scotia to celebrate Grampa Hope's birthday.  It's really tomorrow but Sean goes to camp tomorrow afternoon.

We enjoyed a lovely visit.  The ferry was an hour late today so no sooner had we landed on my folks doorstep then we were eating lunch.  And once we had that down we were out the door again to visit the Museum of Industry.  The kids LOVE that place! They have favourite exhibits that they just don't seem to tire of and Levi is just now getting in on the action.  I was also happy to find some nice pioneer books on clearance in the gift shop!

We ate a quick supper of hamburgers and salad before rushing out the door in a downpour.  It wasn't much when we first got in the car but as we drove along it got progressively worse!  And when we got to the terminal they said the ferry was still running an hour late.  The kids got a little antsy but thankfully the boat was only 45 minutes late and we were soon on our way.

We had a bit of an incident on our way out of the boat.  We were parked in the hold--which is basically the "basement" of the boat.  It's cramped and narrow and they parked us in the far lane and we were the first car in that lane.  I knew this was not going to be an easy exit and didn't quite get the van angled properly and managed to clip the passenger side view mirror.  I was so not impressed!! Thankfully the only damage is some yellow paint on the side of the mirror.

After a full visit it was nice to get home and everyone to bed.  Then I headed out to Panmure Provincial Park to drop off a couple cozy blankets to Jennie and Troy.  I enjoyed some campfire time with them before finally heading home and just missing another downpour.

 Yummy birthday cake.

 The kids love playing in the chocolate factory and were ever so pleased to have Gramma and Grampa play along!
 Raggedy Anne awaiting her tea.

 Just noticing the clouds accumulating.

 I went for a wee stroll through the Sutherland garden.

 Just noticed a bit of a rainbow.

Such a lovely sunset over the Northumberland Strait