The whole weekend up north was really beautiful. It rained about halfway up there and then the sun came out and we actually got summer. I so enjoyed that! Even if Regina was flooding and somebody got water in their basement through no fault of the water itself...but that's another story that you might find funny.
So, anyway, I love writing essays in photo form...it requires so much less typing so, here is my photo essay entitled...The Context for Canada Day...
Every trip to Grandma's seems to start with hands in the dough! Here it's pizza dough.
Bradley just adores his cousin Emily!
One of the boys' favourite parts of Grandma and Grandpa's house - they get to eat outside all the time!
Look it's a Beyblade! Ha ha. Nope, just and old fashioned top that Grandpa made but that's how I had to try to explain to the boys what they were. Then they spent all weekend calling them Beyblades (which, in case you don't know, are really fancy tops).
Water guns, a sand pit and a pool - life is good at Uncle Jay's house!
Oh, and there's even a trampoline, too. Bradley wasn't so sure about this, though.
This was really the start of Bradley's sand forays. Seriously, my kid, in the sandbox. They just change so very fast when they're little!
On the Sunday, we went to a local fundraiser after church. It was for a fire truck, I think, with burgers, entertainment and a silent auction. The rains fell for a bit but our entertainer...The Ginger Ninja...improvised in a tent. Apparently, he is an internationally known magician and his act was really good...
...at least Alexander really appeared to be enjoying it!
The real reason we were there was because my sister-in-law was also performing. She got one song in (she sounded really good but the piano did not). Unfortunately, her keyboard got wet in the downpour and she was unable to continue. It was too bad we didn't get to see more.
The kids also enjoyed balloon animals and face painting (a storm trooper and two Spider-mans).
Then, we topped off the night with supper with my littlest sister who is now the BIG 3-0! We had to celebrate with a bit of flair and I think these "candles" did that! Next time, though, we turn on the fans to avoid the smoke detectors going off.
The kids love getting to hang out with their cousins. Here they are all "helping" Emily bake cookies!
And even Grandma has a little pool. Gotta love that expression on my niece's face!
On our way home from Loon Lake, we stopped back at Mom and Dad's for lunch. The weekend was rounded out with the perfect summertime lunch...roll kuchen and watermelon...on a sunny deck. It just doesn't get any better than that!
Until next time...