Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Summer Break week 9..and a half.

End of the summer break.
week nine and the last long weekend of the summer.
 a week and a half of:


Swimming Lessons
they had them with friends and we played on the rocks outside the summit centre each day 

Dinosaur spotting 

Playing in Orillia

Watching the zamboni

National Selfie Day
After swimming lessons

Face Painting 

Beach time

Slip n' Slide

Sharpie Tattoos

Arrowhead Provincial Park

Haliburton Highlands

 Dorset Fire Tower

Skate Park

Hair cuts for school

I have loved this summer break.
thankful for all the memories, 
all the struggles, 
all the laughter.
Summer is not over, just our break is done.
hope to still enjoy the last couple weeks of this amazing season.

 *all photos taken by me, 
except the last one.
That was taken by my boy with Gertie.
my photos taken with Gertie (5,6,13-24)
Chester (1-4,7-12)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Summer Break week 8

this beautiful, misty, rainy day reminds me of Autumn. 
i'm not ready for autumn yet.

we have finished week 8 of our summer break.

We enjoyed a week of :

Face Painting




American Ninja Warrior

snapping turtles

water fun

new sleeping bags

and biking

what another wonderful week.

*all photos taken by me
with Gertie(1,4-12)
& Chester( 2,3,13,14)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Summer Break week 7

week seven.
(yet again I'm posting this when the next week is almost at a close)

the littles were at VBS each morning and the brothers were at Blaze Daycamp.
on Thursday after dropping off the brothers at the bus
*with their sleeping bags and pillows - - it was campout night that night*
we headed to Tim Hortons, but got it at the drive thru.
then we headed to the locks before vbs.
what a beautiful morning.

that afternoon we came home and the kids made cool little dinosaurs.
*dollarama craft for the win*

Thursday night the littles had a sleepover at our place.

friday they headed to their final VBS day.
i headed out with a beautiful lady, my girl's grade one teacher.
we went to The Artful Garden
*i highly recommend it*
then back to the hotdog lunch at VBS.
She invited me and the littles to her place for swimming in her pool.

that evening was the BBQ celebration at Blaze.

what a wonderful week all the kids had.
i am so thankful for the organizers of both Blaze and VBS
i am thankful for the volunteers who made this week challenging, exciting and memorable for the kids at both places.
Friday night dan and i went out.
he had bought me tickets to a concert for my birthday and friday night was the night.

not a whole lot going on.
the kids got to be the first people to drink out of my new mugs

Sunday i volunteered at the church

Discovery Day Camp: Deep Sea Discovery,  Day 1
my boy and i were volunteering and teaching the science activity.
my girl was attending. 

and slip n' slide in the afternoon

Deep Sea Discovery day 2
my boy sporting his Blaze socks

it was a rainy day, and this beautiful rainbow showed up later on.

Deep Sea Discovery Day 3

and then to the docks.
the storm clouds never arrived but we enjoyed watching them

it makes me sad to think that our summer break is almost done, 
but we are going to keep celebrating summer and our time.
i hope you are doing that.
prepare for school but enjoy the present.

for those already in school, 
i hope you enjoyed your summer and take advantage of the beautiful weather in the evenings and weekends.

*all photos taken by me
with Gertie #3, 7-9,11,13
and Chester #1, 2, 4-6, 10,12