Monday, August 26, 2013

Installment #2 - a Visit to GG and Graypa

Here we go: Installment #2 of our trip to Victoria.  This is the long one - bear with me!  It was kind of a surprise, this trip to Victoria.  My Mom's family was having a reunion to honour my Grandma, and I had a wedding-free weekend, and realized that I really, really felt like I should be going.  I asked Mom if she could help me cover the cost for a ticket for Holly and I, and then Grandma and Grandpa called to say they would buy a ticket for Griffin.  Both they and my Dad offered to buy a ticket for Jai, but he couldn't work it out, with work.  Anyway, the long and short of it is, the kids and I were able to spend a wonderful, wonderful week, hanging out with family.  It was better than I could have hoped. My Grandma and Grandpa, my Mom, my Aunt, my Uncle, and all my cousins, with me and my kids, all under one roof (although some of them had to sleep in tents in the backyard) - total bliss.  The kids were in heaven.  
I very much hope we can do it again, next year.  But in the meantime, here's some of my favourite pics:

Next up: Installment #3 - a trip to the farm.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Swimming Lessons

Hello!  This is a Sneak Installment - The Swimming Lesson Installment.  I was inspired by my friend Lola to finally try out the video capabilities of my digital camera, and I'm so glad I did.  I'm sure you can probably tell, but this was SO much fun to film and put together.  Normally Holly doesn't get to go in the pool, too, since she's too young for swimming lessons, but I took her in with me yesterday because I was tired of chasing her around and in and out (and in and out) of the boys change room.  Of course she loved it.  So today I paid for her to have a private "lesson" and brought my camera along to document the fun.  This is my first video - but I'm positive it won't be the last!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Summer TIme with the Cadborosaurus

Hi there!  I know, I know, I'm so super-duper behind.  This summer will be brought to you in instalments.  Right now it is very much past my bedtime, but I just finished editing some of these photos, so I thought I better take a second and post instalment #1.  With more to follow.  Plus a proper explanation of what the heck we were doing in Caddie Bay!