M – I have at least 4 or 5 drafts that I never finished are are too old now to be relevant *embarrassed cough*. As such, I reject polishing them to what I feel is publishable and am just putting up a jumble of pictures. In addition, I am forgoing my usual attempts to keep it fair by having a similar number of pictures of each. (Note: I tried but I ended up assembling them into a semblance of chronological and connected thoughts).
I do not remember what I put in prior posts and refuse to look back to see. I spend enough time fixing, categorizing, and otherwise organizing the many thousands of pictures and movies we have and continue to upload constantly. By the time I am ready to post some in a group, too many hours have gone by. That may be a weak excuse and similar to one used in the past, but again, this is my blog. I feel guilty enough having taken so long between posts as it is.
Canada Day picture. You can tell by the red and white outfits.
Like the prior year, we went to a petting farm and they (mostly) loved it.
(Souris is in Manitoba)
We had just dropped Mango off for a week-long sleepover at Grandma’s house (first ever sleepover), and to appease the others, we tried doing something they couldn’t do at home (we walked the Swinging Bridge). So, were they at all having fun? Were they impressed/scared/apprehensive/bored/enjoying the view? Still don’t know (although they did seem to have fun running along the swaying causeway. However, we didn’t go to the Butterfly Museum (house-sized) across the muddy parking lot. I am not sure what they would make of looking at many dead butterflies pinned in place behind glass instead of flying around outside, enjoying the weather.
Nice summer day. Lots sun and water and mosquitoes. Thinking about it, I realized few adults seem to enjoy running under a sprinkler in the summer. After all, children usually love it.
What happens to use as we lose our youth?
Looking back, I don’t remember rolling down bumpy hills to be nearly as exciting an fun as it looked when other people did it.
Summer days are okay, but when you add a fun activity…
Sky Zone was a blast. They fell asleep on the that van ride home too. 🙂
It’s a good thing there are a number of playground and wading pools (and a much-used library) within walking distance. Even a splash pad about 5 minutes away by van.
Our children are creating more of who they are so fast, its amazing to see.
- Mango loves art and reading even more (no surprise there – she was a big help in setting up Lemon’s 3rd birthday party). She also makes a good mother and leader (although she can easily get carried away)
- Nectarine, the one who delves right in to be hands on whenever possible, doesn’t love doing puzzles, but often asks to wear skirts/dresses (Mango prefers shorts). She does like reading a lot, she just takes her time and usually prefers if we read to her (although she enjoys reading to Lemon).
- Lemon, while physical and always wants to show how strong he is, still enjoys wearing dresses (although not as much now). He is the only one who’s favorite color hasn’t changed – ever (it’s still yellow). He like to pretend he can read, is quite articulate and enunciate very clearly (although he says things like zink [sink], van [fan], and stoopstall [stepstool]).
Okay. The girls were Mud Hero Kids this summer and want to go back next year (the mud-caked arms may hint that they had troubles traversing the mud pit). 🙂
D went along with them to help where needed. My job was to stay off the course and take care of Lemon while taking pictures (pushing a recalcitrant stroller in the rain over high grassy slopes, muddy paths, etc. trying to get pictures as they traversed the course, was no fun at all). The worst part of the day by far was when I lost Nectarine’s glasses – somewhere. I was useless in finding them. Ever so fortunately, D found them. Huge sigh of relief.
I skipped so much here, but the post is big enough already. For example, I put nothing in here about our 3 day beach trip (first ever & they loved it).
M – hope you enjoyed your summer too.