Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Homeschool on the Run

Today we had an early appointment in Charlottetown so the kids grabbed their books to do their school stuff on the road.  They did a great job working on their material in a waiting room and we finished up our studies at Victoria Park.  We grabbed a loaf of bread and some roast beef at the Superstore and had a picnic at the park as well.

We stopped in at a bookstore and the library as well to round out our trip to town.  Once we got back home the kids got into their swim suits and played with their water guns in the backyard.  Levi was quite pleased when he figured out how to use the hose and soak his older siblings.

 Hanging out at the park...not entirely sure what Sean is doing in this shot.

Someone was a little tired by this point.

 Levi like to be all gangsta when he jumps on the trampoline.

 Nate on the other hand is just a ham!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fun in the Sun

It was a gorgeous day out there today!  We took our school work on the deck and enjoyed a bit of bird watching as we worked.

It was nice to be able to do a mini nature walk around the yard and see new growth on the trees.

 So happy to see the leaves growing!

 And Sean found this egg shell. We're guessing it's a robin's egg from the size and colour.

 Also fun to find this tulip blooming in my side garden.

With the air so warm and the sun beaming down on us it wasn't a far thought from our minds to take a jaunt out to the beach!  The kids were so excited and keen that they got into their swim suits! I thought it was a little cool for that but my kids are anything but timid!

As soon as we got there, it was full steam ahead!  They had a blast splashing and shooting each other with water guns.  They made sand castles and Sean buried Nate in the sand.

 Nate looks gigantic!

 Playing and running with guns on the beach can lead to some unfortunate face plants...
Fun Times!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Dandelion Festival

It's the last day of what has been a marvelous extra long long weekend!  And today we had some fun in Stratford at the Dandelion Festival.

There were lots of neat vendors in the town hall as well as fun activities for the children.  But the real excitement to be had was outside!

 There were potato sacks, soccer balls and lovely fields filled with dandelions!  The kids had such a great time kicking the balls about and racing each other in the potato sacks.  And of course what more could you ask from a field of dandelions than the most beautiful sunshine coloured bouquet!

 Me and my Levi and lovely bouquet of dandelions!

And if there are spare potato sacks sitting around, you know that at least a couple of moms are going to give it a whirl! And just so you know, this was Claire's idea but I must admit that I was more than game for a fun packed potato sack race!

 Claire had a bit of a tumble at the end of that one...I had to save my sunglasses!

 Assessing the damage and wondering about having another go of it...

 And we're off!!  Such grace...such class!

So much FUN!!

Sunday, May 22, 2016


We enjoyed our first bonfire of the season this evening.  We were very happy to share this time with our wonderful friends the Bowmans.  We had supper together and then headed over to our fire pit for some marshmallow roasting and s'mores making and devouring.

Now we all smell like bonfire smoke...and I'm okay with that!  Bring on summer!!

Saturday, May 21, 2016


 This morning Marko took the big kids to the church with him and while he cut the grass, they ran around and had fun.  Levi and I puttered around here and went to the library for a bit.

In the afternoon Marko took the kids to run errands while I continued to putter around the house and tidy things up.  Everyone was pretty excited for tacos for supper and they were so yummy!

And this evening once the kids were in bed Marko and I had a fun little games night together.

 A good game of Carcassonne. I won.

And together Marko and I beat Pandemic!

Friday, May 20, 2016

It's the Weekend!

It was a fun filled day.  Marko had the day off which was a treat for us!  We headed in town this morning and Emma-Lyn went to a gymnastics try-out session while Marko and I ran some errands and we all ended up at the Bueckert's for lunch.

We had a lovely lunch and playdate and then we were off to visit with the Nash's in Middleton.  It was a beautiful drive up west.  We had a delightful supper and then it was time for the adults to head out to see Civil War in Summerside. We had a great time but I think the kids had an even better time.  No sooner did we get in the car to go home then Emma-Lyn was asking to turn around to go back because she had so much fun!

Michelle and I danced in the driveway (we always dance when we get together) and it was the highlight of my evening. As we got to the dramatic ending--where I leap into her arms (yep, we're that crazy-- all part of the Dance of Joy) she accidentally dropped me on the driveway and I kinda ended up kneeing her in the cheek! Fun Times!! Love our hangouts!

And this is Marko and I after our fun adventures of the day!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tractor Time

We had a crazy busy.  We crammed in our studies and house cleaning chores and  some seed planting in the morning. In the afternoon Holly came for a playdate and ride into town for our stepdance lesson. 

While the kids were playing together Auntie Linda called to ask if the kids would like to go for a tractor ride as she wasn't that far away working on a field.  All the kids were thrilled at the idea of going for a tractor ride.

And Auntie Linda did not disappoint.  They all LOVED their individual rides up and down the field.  Levi and I went together and he thought it was the best thing ever!  Such a happy little boy.

 Waiting her turn on the tractor.

 Soon it will be his turn!

 The mighty tractor hard at work!

 Important machinery.