I hate thinking that it's over now, but in between intermittent warm days, I think the reality is that summer is now over. But it was a good one.
Lots of campfires at Bob and Lori's on the weekends; a couple excursions to Rowan's Ravine with them on long weekends – even one where we left Lily overnight; a weekend at Grandma and Grandpa's for tubing and seadooing; a prolific garden supplying us with steady fresh produce; lots of backyard fun with Jack and Carly; Finn independently going to the bathroom and some botched escape plots; lots of visits to the farmer's market; a spray park playdate with Mason; Lily's birthday party and all of it's preparations; going on bike rides, or to the park; taking a week off work for a whirlwind holiday to Cypress Hills, Carolyn's place in Priddis and a couple days in Calgary; Daddy taking Lily and Carly swimming in the evenings after 7 p.m. because it's free then; brunch at Creeson's house; visits from Ferguson; zucchini; peach jam, fig jam, strawberry jam; basil pesto; applesauce from cousin Heather's apple tree; bluejays and squirrels.
But getting back into the swing of things won't be so bad. Can't keep up that pace forever...though I might like a couple more months. Just happy we can make the most of it. Cheers! (Oh right, and wine was a big part of our summer, too.)
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
It was terrific scientific party this year. Lily wanted a science experiment party, so we delivered. A choice group of scientists, complete with personalized security badges, gained unrestricted access to the birthday laboratory. Then the fun – and learning – began.
|Even Finn needed access to the great meeting of the scientific minds.|
|Experiment 1 – Sandwich bag bombs|
|Experiement 2 – Elephant toothpaste...just kept expanding and expanding.|
|Experiment 4 – Tie-dye milk|
|Experiment 5 – Goop|
|Experiment 6 – Frankenstein's hand|
|Experiment 7 – Mentos in Diet Coke|
Happy 8th Birthday, Lily!