Wow! What a summer! We have had such a great time together as a family and with friends, from BBQs and bonfires, to museums and music festivals. There has been plenty to do and wonderful weather to do it in. This past weekend had us back on the mainland with my family.
We left on Friday and I enjoyed celebrating my birthday with my
family. There was cake and presents and oodles of fun. We pitched our
tent as soon as we got there and got all settled in. Saturday turned
out to be quite the wildly windy day. By times it looked like the tent
might just blow away so we collapsed it and hoped that the wind would
die down by the evening. Thankfully it did and we were able to settle
in for another night. During the afternoon we had taken the kids to one
of their favourite spots; The Museum of Industry in Stellarton. This
is such a great museum. There is so much to see and do. The kids loved
playing with the water wheels and the model electric train was a big
hit as was the working steam engine.
On Sunday we went
to church in the morning and in the afternoon auntie Karina and I took
the kids geocahing--it was not a very successful event but we had fun
anyways. We ended up in Pictou Landing and enjoyed walking/climbing
along the beach. That evening we enjoyed a bonfire in the backyard.
Sean was delighted when he got the privilege to stay up with the adults
after Nate and Emma-Lyn went to bed. Another big hit for Sean was
getting to play with mommy and auntie Karina's old lego. Dude was in
his glory, so much so that Gamma Hope let him take the lego home!
Monday morning we made another go at geocaching and we were only
moderately successful. Sigh, maybe next time we'll get it right. ;)
I'm not giving up yet! The afternoon passed quickly with a little visit
down to the pond to check out the fish. And then we were off to catch
the boat and for the very first time this year we got the
Confederation!!! I was sooooo happy. I LOVE this boat! In so many ways
it is better than the Holiday Island. There is much more comfortable
seating and even a play area for the kiddos. Love, love, love this boat!
Such a wonderful ending to a fantastic summer.
This week we are nicely settling into our fall routine. We had let the
chore chart slide a bit over the summer but we're back in the swing of
things and I'm already enjoying this time of year. We will be starting
school up on Tuesday after the homeschool picnic on Monday. The kids
are excited to get going and so am I! :)
The boys working hard with the water wheels.
Auntie Karina and the kiddos at Pictou Landing.