Thursday, August 30, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
We also had another attempt at a family picture. I'll try to post the results tomorrow. There are some good bloopers in there again.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Fun slides that landed in a pile of balls:
The funny thing that happened was Victoria and Austin climbed and climbed and at one point they had to go through a "river" of balls at the top. They both jumped in but as it turned out, they were too short to climb out so they were stuck. Victoria was able to boost Austin out but then she couldn't get out herself. So here's how they got out:
That's right, Mike had to climb up rope ladders and through tunnels built for kids to rescue his daughter. It was too funny!
Here's Samara in the little play area:
It was lots of fun but now reality has hit, Daddy is back to work and we're starting to get ready for back to school. Victoria will be full time in school as a grade one student and Austin (hopefully) will be in JK two mornings a week (still working out some of the details). Victoria has grown so much this summer that back to school shopping may turn out to be kind of expensive. She has outgrown everything including her regular running shoes and the extra pair of shoes she'll need for indoor use at school. Wal-Mart, here we come!
Monday, August 13, 2007
Samara and Daddy:
Hailey and her daddy:
Renee and her mommy:
Hailey in her tugboat:
Samara in her tugboat:
Maya and her daddy:
Victoria and Jaiden:
Samara and Jaiden:
Friday, August 10, 2007
We had some fun filled days with beautiful weather. One of the outings we had was a boat cruise through two of Peterborough's lift locks. It was a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed it too.
The boat we went on:
The kids waiting to get on the boat. The ducks were very exciting for Samara.
Victoria and Austin got to go fishing with Daddy the next day. They both caught two fish and were very excited about that. Unfortunately we didn't get any good pictures of the fish so you'll just have to take our word for it. Much to Samara's disappointment, she didn't get to participate in the fishing fun. She needed a nap at that time and being the busy girl she is, it's too stressful for Mommy to watch her by the water for too long! Maybe next year.
We also got to take a ride or two in Grandpa's boat. The kids loved it. Well, Austin didn't care for the part when everyone was loading into the boat (while it was still tied to the dock) as it was too wiggly for his liking - hmmm, I wonder where he gets that from? He's definitely my son! He was fine as soon as everyone was seated and we were out on the water. Samara did get to participate in the boat rides and absolutely loved it.
"Look at this fun thing I get to wear . . . just like my big sister and brother!"
"Yay! Boat rides are so much fun!"
And that pretty much sums up most of our week. We had such a relaxing and fun time - thanks for everything Grandma and Grandpa!
Friday, August 03, 2007
It doesn't matter what Victoria and Austin are doing, Samara wants to do it too. She's in there like a dirty shirt (and speaking of dirty shirts, that's just water on Samara's top in the pics below). She imitates them all the time and it's the cutest thing ever. She follows them around all day long and gets into their stuff. Most of the time the older two thinks its fun but not always. This morning I overhead Victoria asking Austin who his favourite baby is and his reply was "Samara". When she asked him why, he said "because she's cute and fun to play with". Phew - he still loves her!
Here are some pictures of Samara playing with two of her favourite people in the world.
Good old fashioned laundry basket fun - who needs Little Tikes and Fisher Price!
Just the girls.
And one more just for fun. Honestly, there's only water in that sippy cup!