Monday, August 27, 2012

Running Out of TIme ...

Summer is quickly and sadly coming to an end ... BOOHOO!  We are running out of time to enjoy our life of leisure and I am running out of time to keep this blog up to date ... We'll do our best to make the most of these last days though, I can assure you!

Friends and Family
Cadence and Mackenzie from Calgary

Cadence with Lara and James ... all the way from overseas!

On our way to the Drive-In with Emma and Austin

Play date with Gwen...

Including a meal

And a sleepover!

Breakfast too!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Money, Money, Money

One rainy day this summer, Cadence decided she wanted to organize her piggy banks.
She dumped out all the change and sorted the coins into piles; one for pennies and one for the rest.
This child has a LOT of change!
It's no wonder ... any money she gets her hands on has to go in her piggy bank or bank account.

She won't spend a dime, despite strong suggestions, at the corner store or at the dollar store or at the toy store on a treat for herself.

No sir ... that's what OUR money is for!

She's the smart one alright!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


We accepted an invite to join our cousins at Wonderland.  It was a 'wonder'ful day!  We enjoyed the rides, the park food, the waterpark AND the company!  Thanks so much for including us!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Work AND Play

Although summer was mostly about fun and play, there was some work to be done!

Yard work

Workin' the garden gloves

Taking a break with the boss

Ready to PARTAY!


Bringing home the door prize

Using the tongue to concentrate ... you'd think it was in the genes ...
Dang she's cute!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


The best thing about summer was seeing so much family come through!  Cadence kept a tally of all the cousins she got to see this summer ... she saw all but one, plus some seconds and steps!  
We spent quite a few days with the K family ...

Washer Toss

Water Play

Dining Out

Monday, August 13, 2012

Everyone ... Including Us ....

does love Marineland!

Ready for the show ...

Viewing the KILLER whale!

This 'mom' was giving birth ... unfortunately, baby was taking his/her time coming out.  We hung around a long time but didn't get to see it .... that would have been really cool!

Feeding the deer.

This big girl doesn't need her mom for the rides anymore.

Leviathan may very well be in her future!

The standard 'falls' shot!

A room with a VIEW ... the fireworks were awesome, but the photos were not worthy!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Summer Randomness

It has continued to be a fabulous and busy summer here at the homestead!  We have had lots of guests and been busy cooking, cleaning and most importantly, playing with all our friends and family.  That's
what summer is all about for us ...
A bit of beautification prior to swimming.
One must look good in and out of water ... no?

Summer Dance Camp
This number is 'Musical Theatre' apparently.

Front and centre ... that's where you start when ...

you are clearly the youngest in the group!
You rocked each and every dance though darlin!

Frolicking with friends ...

Pinata time ...  just 'cause she wanted to!

Strapping on the roller blades.

Another skill under her belt!