Thursday, 3 August 2006
On Wednesday, Mom and I enjoyed a "ladies lunch & shopping day" in Mahone Bay.
We left the kids with Aunty Zelma for the day.
We arrived in Mahone Bay around 11 pm and then we browsed in all the little shops and galleries.
We had a nice lunch of mussels and lobster at an outdoor cafe on the water.
Here is a picture of the candy store "Candy Cravings" that carried lots of old favorites. I picked up some "pop rocks" for the kids.
On Tuesday, after I picked up Hunter from the sleepover at Breanna's house, we picked up Maddy M. for a picnic lunch and swimming at Lumsden Dam.
The girls were so excited to see each other.
We had a nice afternoon swimming and laying around.
Then Maddy invited Hunter for supper and to watch her soccer game.
She got home around 8pm.
Tuesday, 1 August 2006
I cannot believe we have reached the end of July already!
Today we did some errands in the morning and then we stopped by to see Terry, Ashlynn and her adorable twin girls, Morgan and Taylor. They are just 12 months old and they are so fun to play with. Hunter & Tyler really enjoyed themselves.
We grabbed some quick cheeseburgers at Wendy's and then we went to Blomidan for the afternoon. It is a 20 minute drive from Highway #1.
Blomidan Beach is a provincial park on the Bay of Fundy. It is truly a gem because it is quite far off the beaten track and therefore never crowded or busy.
Just peaceful and quiet.
I took off my crocs and walked around in my barefeet in the soft, velvety mud and it felt truly wonderful.
The kids ran around looking for shells, seaweed, crabs and other beach treasures.
We watched the tide come in.
There are also 3 waterfalls which are fresh water run-offs from the cliffs of Blomidan.
Just a great afternoon.
Hunter was invited to a sleepover at Breanna's house with 6 other friends for the night and we dropped her off around 6 pm.
Tyler was upset that Hunter had been invited for another sleepover, so Mom and I treated him to a movie. We went to see "Ant Bully" and of course, no trip to the movies is complete without popcorn. He went to sleep as soon as his dear little head hit the pillow when we got home.
It was Dad's birthday today and sadly, although I did take pics with the Canon Rebel, I didn't get out the digital. I am starting to get a little weary of dragging two cameras around and getting my subjects to pose not once, but twice, which is not an easy feat by any means!
Dad celebrated 58 in style with at least 20 people dropping by for some cake and sharing in good wishes. The kids made Grampie a "Build-A-Bear" Birthday Bear with a sound chip inside of them singing Happy Birthday! And the poor little Bear's paw got squeezed all day.
We went out for a birthday supper of Chinese food.
Here is a picture of Grammie with the kids after we made the bear last week.
The kids had a lot of fun with the "sleepover" except that there wasn't alot of sleeping going on.
It is just too much fun to have a cousin in bed with you to jump around with!
After a slow start on Saturday morning, I took the girls to the farmers market in the morning.
We tasted some yummy treats and Maddy got her face painted.
We went home and Grammie made homemade pizza for lunch.
I dropped Hunter off at Gemma's house for a sleepover at 12:30.
Then the 3 little kids played outside for most of the afternoon,afterhwhich we came in for a bath.
Michelle took Hunter, Gemma & Grayson to the movies to see "Monster House".
On Friday, after we dropped Gemma off in the morning, I took the kids to get some much needed haircuts at the mall.
Then we came home to play with Madison & Hayden who were coming for a sleepover at Grammie' s house.
Uncle Derrick & Aunt Sheila invited us over for a BBQ. We had such a nice visit and a wonderful meal. Got to see my cousin Greg who I haven't seen for a while.
Uncle Derrick & Aunt Sheila are the sweetest people.