Thursday, August 04, 2011

Sneaking in Some Summer

Hello! Just stopping in for a quick hello. Jai will be home from work any minute, and I expect to hear Griffin waking up from his nap any second. That top picture is the snapdragons from our garden!

We've been trying to sneak in moments of "summer" here and there, wherever it presents itself. We signed Griffin up for swimming lessons at the local (outdoor) pool. So far, we've had one nice, hot day, one day that was cancelled due to thunder and lightening, and two cold, cloudy, and windy days. Griffin and I are the only ones signed up for the Mom & Tot class, but the Beginner's Swim (3-5 years) happens at the same time. Griffin is always first kid in and last kid out. He loves it, even with me trying to gently dissuade him the last two days (that water is COLD!) The last two days, it has been so cold that our lessons are mostly accompanied by panicked screams and sobs from the older kids. Seriously, it sounds like a medieval torture dungeon soundtrack. But Griffin is in there, smiling and kicking the whole time, even when his little teeth are chattering. Today he said, "Those other kids are sad, hey, Mommy?" (kick, kick, kick.)

We also took a day to head down to Annapolis Royal and tour the historic gardens with my good friend (Auntie) Jo. It was lovely - Griffin ran the whole way, with a big mischievous grin on his face almost the entire time. I posted even more pics of that over on the photography site (

This weekend we're back to Halifax for another wedding, but we also get to pick up all the furniture for Griffin's bedroom. We found some people on Kijiji who offer monthly trips to the "local" Ikea (in Boucherville, QC) and were able to order everything we wanted for Griffin's room. I can't wait to bring it home and get it all set up. He already knows where everything is going to go, and seems to be most excited about the shelves. I hope he loves it! We'll post pictures when it's done.

He's a bit of a band-aid fetishist.

Anyway, Jai's home now, and I hear some faint stirring in the other room. Bye for now - have a lovely week!


sherrie said...

We were at the historic gardens this past week, too! It's gorgeous, and so nice and shady. I keep telling everyone I see that they should go. :)

laipham31 said...

chuc hanh phuc