Tuesday, June 26, 2007

YIKES! It's been so long...

I keep sitting down to write and then get distracted by all the things going on around me.

Distraction number one:
If you scroll down you will see what we did to our yard. Well, suddenly we have all these great areas that need some landscaping attention. Coming from Calgary, I'm not exactly a plant person (okay, I am the place plants go to die if truth be told). Suddenly, I'm weeding, digging and planting like a crazy person with my mother-in-law who I affectionately call "the garden pusher" lol. She is awesome! I would have NO plants if not for her!
Anyway, I LOVE it! Who knew?!

Distraction number two:
Kids and kid related stuff of course. And I'm not sure if you can call it a distraction:)
We've been wrapping up the final stuff: last swimming lesson, last soccer game, last day of classes etc...

Here the kids are having a little bbq to celebrate our last day of classes...
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Last week a bunch of us from Lochiel (the kid's homeschool school) took the kids to the waterslides. Fun right?! Yes but freezing! I was in my bikini, in a sweatshirt, in the hot tube (with a hundred other people) in the driving rain. Check out how cold these three are..
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Good times, good times! lol.
Here's my sil and a friend in the crowded hot tub...
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The kids had a blast and it did warm up but there was a point at which I thought I must be insane to be doing this!
The kids loved it cuz there was free cotton candy...
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and free popcorn...
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Amelia loved every second of it. To think I almost didn't bring her. She was blue and shaking but wouldn't get out of the water!
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Wylan and Levi spent most of their time tormenting people by spraying them with their squirt guns. And here I thought they were all "growed up" ....
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All in all it was a wonderful day AND we came home burnt to a crisp. After all the rain and cold the sun did eventually come out!

Distraction number three...
Company. We've had people come to stay with us, which I love and people for meal, which I also love BUT it does crowd out my blogging time.

The next few weeks will be busy as well but I'm so grateful for all the love and family we're surrounded by.

6 comments:

Kimberly said...

What wonderful reasons to be neglecting us! =) You were muchly missed, but I'll be surprised if many of bloggers don't post less and less frequently as summer comes.

Kristen said...

Looks like so much fun! Amelia looks so adorable:) You and your gardening put me to shame, I haven't even weeded yet this year. at all:( Send your mil my way!
oh! and your sil looks amazing, wow!
Love ya!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

My mom took a few of my chillens to our local water park last week, and the only thing they got for free was numerous bruises and scrapes. :( I guess my younger kids have to stick to the small slides.

Great pictures! In Houston, we're living the real life version of that song, "Hot Time Summer In The City, Back Of My Neck Gettin Dirty And Gritty!"

Manny said...

Hey Shay! Thanks for reading! I hope you stick around. You're kids are adorable and it sounds like you definitely have your hands full.

Haley-O said...

Kids alone are a CRAZY distraction. It's SO hard to get ANYTHING done! :) I love all the pics! Everyone having so much fun. :)

Luisa Perkins said...

My kids are the same way. They can be shaking with cold, yet have to be dragged out of the water. It looks like your summer is going well so far!