Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lucky kids!

A couple of blessings were invited by their friends to go tubing on Monday. They went to Pitt Lake and had the most amazing time. This is a big big boat.....it even has a galley, a bathroom and a bedroom.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Loving Summer

It seems to become part of our daily routine to visit a park every day. It's usually in the morning and yesterday was no exception. A friend takes care of Lucas's classmate and his little sister and we frequent a lot of the same places. So when she texted me on Monday to meet them at Harris Road, of course we said yes.

This is Harry, and his sister's name is Alice. These two had great fun in the spray park even though it was very shady and a little bit cool. They are almost-7 years old and they didn't care about that at all.

Even Mr. Cautious got fairly wet. It took him awhile to get comfortable, but he had lots of fun too!

It wasn't really very crowded which was a surprise. Maybe because it was Monday morning, maybe because it was a bit cool, but it was terrific for our kids who ran and sprayed for the better part of an hour. 

Today Miracle #3 met me at another park in Pitt Meadows and a fun time was had by all.

As usual, there's never a perfect picture of everyone looking but we need to capture some memories. They all had an awesome morning out!

Monday, July 24, 2017

A wonderful day!

The G family have had a very busy month!  Uncle Ty married Nicole on Saturday and SIL was the best man. And of course, that is a huge responsibility......but I'm sure he will tell you that it was worth it. #3 came over with the blessings on Friday night because her house was being invaded by men on Saturday morning who came to get ready for the wedding. It worked out well as all three blessings slept in on Saturday morning and that was good because they had such a busy day ahead of them. 

Hubby and I attended the service which Sweetheart compared to a coronation. Baby argued with her and informed her that it wasn't a coronation, it was a wedding and Uncle Ty was the king and Nicole was a princess. She also thought that her Daddy was a king and her Mommy was a princess. Out of the mouths of babes!

Their photographer shared a few pictures on her Facebook page last night and as you can see, everyone looked splendid!



Hubby and I picked up a handful of children at 9:30 and then he went back and picked up a few more just before 11. The blessings stayed overnight again with their little cousin who we offered to keep while his Mommy and Daddy got married. All four children slept all through the night and #3 was here by 9:30 am to pick everyone up. It's been a busy weekend!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Baseball tournament

Grandson had a baseball tournament in Aldergrove this weekend but he was only able to make it to the game today because his uncle was getting married yesterday. And SIL's back was hurting so badly that he missed today's game too.  He needed a day of rest. So that meant that Hubby and I took him and brought him home!  

We arrived just after 11 o'clock this morning to cool and cloudy skies but the sunshine appeared by game time at 12:30.  And it was a fun game to watch as the Royals were leading until the 3rd inning and then the other team came back to tie. So they played an overtime inning and unfortunately the other team won, but Grandson hit a home run and it was so exciting to see!

He won MVP, and here he is going to get his trophy.  We were all so proud!

They got new uniforms with their names and numbers on the back. They are losing more games than they are winning, but Grandson has learned so much in the past month. It's too bad that their season ends by the August long weekend as it's sure been fun to watch!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wedding Day

Weddings are always so fun!  Especially if it's your Daddy's brother and you are invited to attend. The rain stopped just after 2 o'clock and it started again just as the ceremony was ending. And then it stopped again in time to take a few pictures. I took Baby home for a nap and she will hopefully be in a better mood when she goes back for dinner. 

These cousins are dressed to impress.  When your Mom gets married and you're the flower girl, it's way too fun!

And when there's a big stump to play on and you're 9, 10 and 11, then you climb it. Right?

Looking so cute!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Day 5

"My grace is all you need.  Only when you are weak can everything be done completely by my power." 2 Corinthians 12:9

Well, that's a wrap!  Another Summer Kids Club is over and it was stupendous. Jack Sparrow showed up at the end but I had made plans with Miracle #3 and we only had an hour to get it all done. Hopefully someone will post pictures and I can get some, but I have lots of memories.  I love my volunteer appreciation gifts and I really do love volunteering at SKC. I am really tired and my feet ache but it's all so worth it! (and it's not just about the potato chips and M&M's, but they sure help...lol)

Cloudy morning

We appreciated our cloudy morning and headed up to the school this morning to play. They have a new mural that has been painted in the last couple of weeks and the children really liked it. 

There were only five children scheduled to come today but then Baby got sick at the beginning of the week and I ended up with two extras. She had a fever of 104 degrees on Sunday, was fine on Monday but then #3 decided to check her mouth on Tuesday because she kept putting her fingers in her mouth. She had two little sores on her tonsils and so off she went to the Dr. He diagnosed her with hand, foot, mouth disease and yet she never received any sores on her hands or her feet. And she had it really badly in the Fall, so maybe that's why this case isn't as severe. She's actually been fine, but whiny, so #3 hasn't worked this week. Mainly because no one wants their child to get HFM, but like the Dr said, she was more contagious when she had the fever than now. 

And I have a couple of extra children just for today, because they usually go to #3's daycare. It actually worked out rather well as all of these girls really love to play with one another. We came home and we had a snack and everyone is very happily playing. The big girls are playing school, and the big boys are playing Marbleworks while Sweet Pea is playing Polly Pockets and Will is playing with the trains.