We're here. All is well. Tomorrow our stuff arrives.
Friday, July 26, 2013
As we count down our last days here in the Capital I'd like to highlight four move related questions that are not popular with the boys.
Are you looking forward to the move?
Oh well, it's only a year right?
Are you taking your pets?
Are you going to miss your friends and family?
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The weather seems to have finally leveled off and is giving us an enjoyable summer.
This morning the kids cracked out their golf clubs to play lawn golf.
A few turns around the neighbourhood.
And after getting their teeth cleaned (no cavities) we hit the splash park for a few hours.
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. --Muhammad Ali
Add a park and some friends and you're ready for a great afternoon.
My oldest dude is sure lucky to have such a great friend.
They ended the day with slightly red cheeks from the sun but it was worth it.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
It has been so warm here lately we've been hiding in the air conditioning at home.
But the promise of dinner with friends lured us out.
And after dinner we brought the boy's friend home for a sleep over.
Ssshhh .... don't tell Granny but we're working on a housewarming present for her.
Riddle me this. How does so much stuff accumulate in drawers?
I don't understand how this happens. But the only way to make sure this stuff doesn't follow us to our next location is to get through it and sort it out.
I guess it's probably a good thing the weather has been so hot because I haven't been tempted to stop working and go outside!
Friday, July 12, 2013
There were horseshoes and iron works.
There was a great archery demonstration.
When there was the opportunity to ride a horse A was first in line.
Seriously, he was actually the first kid in the line.
For E it was a more difficult decision but in the end he got up and rode.
There was an opportunity for us all to try our hands at juggling.
Some of us were better at this than others.
There was discipline ..... old school style.
And one of our favourites was this great man, Bear the Tinker, who handmakes bows and arrows.
He was very enthusiastic about his craft and was happy to show the kids the proper stance.
It made an impression on the kids that many of the people working/volunteering there were incredibly knowledgeable about their personal interest.
I think it is important for kids to see adults passionate about their hobbies.
There was also the chance for us all to see ..... for the first time ever ..... a jousting competition.
Their faces today went back and forth from smiles to wonderment.
But if I had to pick a 'picture of the day' this would be it.
I present .......
The Barefoot Knights
Thursday, July 11, 2013
It's fun to watch the boys find ways to play with VMB.
Once she can talk and walk it will be a whole different story boys.
They tried to execute a group phone call to Nana. According to E it was a 'fail'.
They'll try again next time.
Lucky me, I just happened to be holding her when it was time for nap. Z-z-z-z-z-z-z
We did manage to get a little outside play time in. Our neighbour's little girl came out to join us. We went for a walk. And all the big kids played soccer. I guess I could have taken a picture of that ...... but .... I didn't.
Only eyes for my niece tonight.
This poor guy spent almost 2 hours in the orthodontist's chair getting a list of work done this morning. He's a tough kid.