Over the summer Sean and I are reading the Narnia series which we both have really been enjoying. This past week saw us putting together crowns and swords and shields and scepters and watching The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.a The kids loved decorating their outfits and playing in them. Unfortunately we were only able to watch part of the movie as it was badly scratched and wouldn't play. Hopefully we'll finish it another day this week, but the weather has just been so nice that it's hard to stay inside and watch any amount of tv.
a bit of a shocker the following morning when I opened my email and was
informed in a note from our local library that I owed them over 20
dollars for a supposed lost book. I honestly do not remember even
reading it let alone taking the book out, but I had and thankfully found
it quickly, much to my relief. That morning we went to the Library to
clear the matter up and they deleted all the charges! YIPEE Then they
invited the kiddos to stay for book club. So we stayed and they had a
great time listening to stories and making crafts. I enjoyed meeting
some of the other parents and chatting with them. We're hoping to make
it book club for the next 6 weeks and invite some friends along too!
afternoon we spent a lovely afternoon with friends picking our first
batch of strawberries! The kids near ate themselves silly in the
strawberry patch. The kids were even more thrilled when they found out
their friends were coming back to our place for a playdate and I was
super pleased to have more adult talk time with a dear friend. In the
evening after supper we piled the whole fam in the car and headed for an
evening at the beach. It was wonderful. The kiddos splashed and
played and even mommy and daddy chased the kiddos around before stopping
for a strawberry break on the beach blanket. I love summer!
continued walking on trails and going on jaunts around the county. We
enjoyed a leisurely afternoon at Georgetown Gardens. What a beautiful
spot. The kiddos enjoyed playing hide and seek and playing with the
huge captain's wheel. It was especially nice to find an ice cream shop
nearby as well. On our latest trail walk Sean found an old railway
spike. He was ever so pleased and wants desperately to take it to the
In another spurt of creativity, the kiddos and I had our first ever Artist Studio. We had visited the Artisans on Main and were inspired to make our own artistic masterpieces. We chose to work with paint and rocks and pine cones. What a fun time. We all sat on the kitchen floor and worked away all the while chatting and sharing what we were doing. Can't wait to bring out the studio again. :)
Emma-Lyn went on a sleep over to Grammie's last night so while she was away, Marko and I took the boys down to the waterfront for ice cream. We had fun wandering along the shore and doing what the boys love best: throwing rocks in the water before making our way home. And just as we were leaving a kind gentleman gave Marko and I a Tim Hortons 2 dollar gift card from his church. Nice way to end the day.
Today I was going to take the boys to Cardigan for a jaunt but instead we decided to catch up with old friends and headed to Tea Hill for some beach fun and a picnic lunch. We were having such a lovely time that we decided to stay in town and go to a park together and get some treats from Tims. I think I may have gotten a bit of sun today, but it was such a delightful day anways!! Did I mention that I LOVE summer?!!
Emma-Lyn with her crown and scepter...I realize that the crowns look a lot more like bishop miters, but the kids loved them just the same.