May Long Weekend in Windsor

 

A bitter-sweet visit for James this weekend.  He said his final goodbye to his childhood home.  Born and raised in this very house, it was James’ last steps in a house that holds many memories.

If I’m going to be honest, the realist in me has to admit that our visits to Windsor have changed over the past one to two years.   With the transition of James’ dad downsizing and us living in a different city, it’s brought with it some stress… stress that we all know goes hand in hand with these types of life changes.  We don’t get to enjoy the family time we used to on our visits to Windsor.  We still try to make the most of our time while visiting, especially for the girls.  It’s tough, and this weekend was no exception.

 

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Lovingly always known as just “5231”

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Last steps in his childhood bedroom.

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Posing in the family room

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Peek-a-boo!

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Bye-bye pretty backyard

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Front porch pose

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Playing teacher on the porch while daddy talks to a friend who stopped by

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This also happened on Saturday!  Windsor now displays this new, massive Canadian Flag, honouring it’s 125th year, and Canada’s 150th year.

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Upon our arrival, we pulled up to the finish line of the Mission Mile in downtown Windsor with minutes to go before the start of the race.  The four of us participated, Selena beating all of us easily.  This run was followed by the inaugural Johnny Loaring Memorial Open track meet Saturday evening.  The Loaring’s were introduced and happily honoured Great-Grandpa Johnny Loaring.  How proud he would have been to see this moment and to have this honour!

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Keeping warm and busy at the track meet

 

We filled our late Friday evening and Saturday afternoon with swimming in the Tot’s brand new, beautiful, heated pool!  The girls look so forward to playing with and sleeping over with Emma and Ava on our Windsor trips.  James grew up with Miro and have remained very close friends through the years.  It’s wonderful to see our girls growing up and bonding together.

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The girls got a little surprise from mommy and Coleen!  New mermaid cover-up skirts!

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As per usual, we could not get them out of the water

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Friends having a blast xo

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