Saturday, August 17, 2013

Swimming in the Sun

A good friend of mine, Sherry, lives just a few minutes away and has a beautiful pool in her backyard.  She also has 2 young girls about Emily and Bradley's ages and they all get along great.  This summer, we've been fortunate enough to have been invited over a few times so the kids can go swimming in the pool and the Mom's can hang out in the shade and chat!  Usually, my friend Jonnelle joins us with her daughter as well.

Here are some photos that I took while watching the kids splash last week.

Oh Emily - always ready to show off for the camera!

And there's Bradley - couldn't get him to stop swimming long enough for a photo!

Yes!  That's Lucy in the pool!  Check out the cool life jacket I found for her!

She seemed to like the water, but didn't want to stay in too long... 

It's been such a busy summer that it's nice to just sit by the pool with a cup of coffee and watch the kids have fun with their friends!

August 2013

Summer on the Island

The kids and I took a weekend trip to visit David & Tannis at their semi-new house on Whidby Island.  They moved in a few years ago, but we've just never had the chance to go visit until now.  The house is beautiful, they have really done a lot of work to it and it looks great!  Life on the island suits them both well!

The kids had a wonderful weekend!  They got to go on their first ferry ride!  We also enjoyed the annual Loganberry Festival just a few miles down the road from "The Oar House", as Davy calls it!

Enjoy the photos!

It was WINDY on the ferry!

Emily and Lucy checking out the "dog room" and the comfy dog beds!

Emily got picked up at the Loganberry Festival!

Tractor riding!

A bit of soccer in the back yard with Uncle David and Auntie Tannis.

Emily posing in the back yard.  
You can see a bit of the barn that Davy built in the background.  It was the old horse barn that Tannis grew up with, they dismantled it, moved it and are rebuilding it.  The barn is done, but they are still working on the stables.

 I know I had more photos of Bradley from the weekend, but their not moving over from the phone to the computer.. have to figure out this new phone!  Haha!

I do wish that I had taken more photos of the house and property, but, I'll have to remember that for the next visit.

July 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Trampoline Fun!

It was forecast to get up into the triple digits today, so I decided to take the kids to the INDOOR Trampoline Park for an hour of jumping fun!

It's a bit difficult to get photos of them when they are in constant motion, but I tried!

Emily loves to build houses out of all the foam blocks!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Soccer Boy

Here's a few photos of Bradley getting ready for his first soccer game.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony

Some of the girls in Emily's Girl Scout troop bridged from Brownies to Juniors and Emily attended the ceremony to support her friends.  She didn't know that she would also be receiving an award for her achievements in Cookie sales!

Receiving her membership pin for her 3rd year of Scouting. 

A few of the girls on the bridge.

Most of the troop - there is one girl missing from the photo and our leader was still in the hospital.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Great Wolf Lodge

Mom and I took the kids to Great Wolf Lodge for a few days right after school ended for the year.  It was a surprise to the kids, who thought we were only going to Nana's house for a visit.

Boy, did they have a good time!

Swimming, swimming, swimming!  We couldn't get him out of the water!

She loved the slides the most!

Nana had a great time, too!

More photos...

The kids are each holding their wands that they used for the "MagiQuest" game in the lodge.  They were able to point the wands at things throughout the lodge (like photos, lamps, decorations) and make them light up, talk or move.  The game was like a scavenger hunt, they had to follow clues to find treasure chests and crystals.  The wand keeps track of where they are in the game, so when they go back, they can pick up where they left off.  Here's Emily the first time she pointed her wand at a treasure chest, it opened up and sparkled!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Preschool Graduation

Bradley's last year of preschool and he is so excited to be a Kindergardener!

Here he is singing one of the songs that he learned.

And, receiving his diploma!

We're so proud of our little man!