Thursday, July 31, 2014

Random Summer Weekend

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Guelph Farmer’s Market with Nana!

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Gardening fun with mommy.  It’s about time we made some planters for the porch!

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Before, during and after Bre’s Home Dog-Grooming Service Winking smile The mound of hair I cut off Maverick was almost the size of him!

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Playdough tattoo fun

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Learning customer service skills with her new cashier machine

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Mommy and her pretty girls ♥

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summertime in TO

We broke away for two days to sightsee Toronto.  We scored a fantastic deal at the Westin Harbour Castle.  We toured the waterfront (which I didn’t realize existed that far into Toronto!).  It was so pretty.  We went to Sugar Beach, played at a splash pad, ate at a harbour-front patio, swam at the hotel pool for 6+ hours over a 48-hour period, went to the aquarium (kind of neat for the kids and if you’re really into the undersea world, but not worth the craziness and busyness combined with the price of the tickets…).  We shopped at Eaton Center, walked the crazy streets of TO (it only takes James and I being in TO for half a day to realize how much we truly appreciate our home and community in Guelph… big city is NOT us in any way!), we met up with uncles Nissim and Dale – all of the good outweighed the couple of pretty epic meltdowns of our lovely 3.5-year-old, Selena; me scratching a cabby’s car and needing security at our hotel, and missing Paint Nite with Rob, and dodging the aggressive people of TO – All in all, a good family trip with big lessons in our appreciation of our lovely, humble, beautiful, clean, non-smelly, non-chaotic, non-pushy, calm, serene life in Guelph.

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Sugar Beach

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Biking with Jack Layton

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A big “Circle” for Selena Open-mouthed smile

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Very excited for the long-awaited hotel “schimming”

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Steering the submarine with her new friend

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Look closely…. you’ll see a shark on top of Annika, and Selena bravely entering

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Annika doing her big-sister duties, waiting and reassuring Selena that everything’s okay ♥

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Brave girls! “my did it!”

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within two minutes of our drive home….

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After-nap smiles!!  Happy toddler = happy parents!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Camp and summer stuff

Today marks the last day of summer camp at the Salvation Army for the girls – Today, they get to visit the splash pad and have a pizza party with their new friends and teachers!  They took a hike to the park, went to the Donkey Sanctuary and Springridge Farms this week, and many more activities, crafts and games.   Highly recommend this camp, it’s been great for the girls!  They couldn’t wait to get out the door every morning!

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The girls proudly posing in their new outfits, ready for camp this week!

Since daddy is away working, us girls plan on having some much needed girlie time this weekend.  Will take some pics along our adventures this weekend and post next week.

Last, but definitely not least, the girls’ last day of daycare was at the end June… for two years, the girls had what I called their second home - many adventures and fun times with their daycare provider, Dianna.  She was wonderful – had park visits almost every day, took walks (even in –15 degree weather), did crafts every day, and many more fun things.  Thanks to Dianna, Selena is more than ready for her JK year, starting this September.  We love you Dianna!! ♥

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Summertime at the Cottage

Here’s a video recap of our cottage weekend!  As you will see, we all had a great time!  The kids loved the lake, the trampoline, the fire pit to roast marshmallows, special excursions with auntie and some playtime with grampie!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BJAMS’ Canada Day 2014

The line-up:  Soccer, slippy-slide, badminton, BBQ, splash pad, African Lion Safari, pool, fireworks and many more random things that the kids loved! 

 

 

Next up:  COTTAGE WEEKEND FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!