Friday, July 24, 2009

The Serious Business of Fun

Day 10: Swimming at a beautiful bit of paradise called
Scott's Dam with her cousin.

Day 22: This raspberry-picking is serious business

Day 14: Ahh, Library Leisure!

Here are just a few shots of the summer my little elf has been enjoying... I miss her.

I've called her once and she has called me once, from Grandma and Grandpa's house in St. Catharines. I think I will call her again, tonight.

She assures me that plenty of her daily activities are being captured in photographs to show me and to use in our 67 Days of Summer Project. At least I'm thinking we are calling it "The 67 Days of Summer". The other option, which dawned upon me just recently, is to call it "The Summer of 67 Days" .

I get hung up on small decisions like this sometimes!

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Summer of Balance

Havelock Farmer's Market with cucumber plant and fudge!

Well, it has been our goal to enjoy a summer of carefree abandon balanced with a few well planned adventures. So far, I believe we are achieving just that.

We have enjoyed days at home

  • reading
  • building with lego and fanta color
  • painting model horses
  • reading outside on a blanket under a tree
  • playing with stuffies (a most loved pastime)
  • reading in a tent (indoors and out)

We have also enjoyed several outings. We've been to:

  • the Riverview Park and Zoo
  • the Marmora Library
  • Havelock, Hastings and Marmora on Canada Day (were nearly carried away by the mosquitoes at the fireworks display at the Marmora Mine!)
  • strawberry and rasberry picking at VanderPloeg's Berry Farm
  • Grammy L and Grampy R's house (she slept over twice when both mama and papa had to work)
  • a new friend's house for a 4 hour play date (mama has a new friend now too !)
  • the River for swimming (and to visit Grandma A)
  • the Marmora and Havelock Farmer's market

And now my girl is off to spend two whole weeks with Grandma S and Grandpa N. She went on Saturday and the house has been eerily quiet. The cat is pacing around meowing at me. I spent the day yesterday leisurely cleaning the house. Now this morning I'm off to work.

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Picture a Day

I've decided to keep a record of "The Summer Happenings at Our House" by taking at least one picture per day. Of course, forgetting my camera on the first day when we went to a friends for a Pot Luck Lunch didn't get me off to a spectacular start, but c'est la vie!

The next day was easy as we attended a 40th Birthday Party for my sister-in-law. My little elf enjoyed playing with many cousins and of course was able to enjoy the first swim of the summer in The River! And that's what summer IS all about!