Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
We really enjoyed watching the battle and would like to thank all of the dedicated volunteers that made the day so exciting AND educational!!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I pieced the strips together into blocks, assembled the blocks into the table runner, then appliqued wool flowers on top. It still needs to be quilted, but I will have it done soon.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Mike's uncle, Ken Baker, is a Shrine Clown and we always seem to run into him at community events like the Lyn Summer Festival last weekend. I was joking with the boys saying that they would probably not even recognize him without his clown suit on.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Last Wednesday, on the first day of summer holidays, the boys and I took a walk down the road to see the horses and enquire about riding lessons. Neither of my children have ever ridden a horse, or even petted one, so I wasn't surprised when Aidan announced that he wasn't sure if he wanted to take lessons. Aidan always has to survey the situation before he commits to anything new. Carson on the other hand, true to form, was all for the idea. Every day since then he has woken up and asked if today was the day to go horseback riding. So today we headed down the road for Carson's first lesson.
Sherri's horse, Kit, who is 26 years old and very gentle, was Carson's horse for the morning. For the first half hour he learned how to brush her and put on the saddle etc., then for the rest of the hour he got to ride - very slowly thank heavens!! It only took him a few minutes to get the idea and then they were off and - walking. Next week he gets to go a bit faster - and wouldn't you know it, halfway through the lesson Aidan wanted to know when he would get to try.
Friday, July 4, 2008
In the afternoon we got to wander through the museum to check out the different aircraft. The boys all loved the helicopters and the fighter planes best (of course).
Here is a photo of the ceiling in the soundproof Hall of Remembrance at the museum - this is Aidan's favourite photo from the trip.
After the museum we had a short visit at the Royal Canadian Mint. Much to Aidan's dismay we did not get to make any money and there were no free samples (he's trying to save up for his next Lego set, you know)! Here is Aidan's buddy, David.
We got back to the school at 6:00 pm. All of the parents were exhausted but the kids were going strong! I've decided that school buses are no place for "thirty-somethings".