Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Day 245

A great productive day.  Sorted through some hand me downs for Nate and Emma-Lyn.  They were ever so excited to see some new things for them. I gave the kitchen a good cleaning and organized my homeschool cupboard.  There is just something about straightening things up that makes me feel good.  Then in the afternoon I found a nice quiet spot to sit and found these delicate splashes of colour and just had to snap some pictures.







Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Day 244

And the hole is gone!! And the new lighting is up.  Still lots of patchwork to do before I can get the primer up there but, I am ever so excited about this!

Today we went to homeschool group where the parents planned the upcoming weeks while the kids played.  Looking forward to our fall excursions.

We ran in town for some errands and then made a trip into our library to round out our day.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Day 243

Today was my birthday!!  It was a rather low key day. My folks called and sang Happy Birthday which is always a great start to the day.  And then I was just doing the usual Monday things with stripping the beds, hanging laundry on the line, made some laundry detergent and enjoyed a cafe mocha latte on the deck. 

Then my most amazing friend Claire and her lovely daughter Holly popped in.  And she brought butter chicken!!  And not just any ordinary butter chicken but butter chicken fresh from the Juice Box. (Just rereading that sentence and realizing how weird that must sound..the Juice Box is a great little cafe here in Montague)  And it was ever so yummy!!  And she brought me my very own mini colouring book.  And it is ever so addictive.

After they left Sean and I worked on baking my birthday cake.  Sean got out the ingredients and I dumped them in the bowl, mixed it up, put it in the pan and threw it in the oven.  Once it was baked, I pulled out the wire rack and put it and the cake on the kitchen table.  This was a mistake... I then went back upstairs to put sheets back on beds and take a little rest myself.  The kids all came up with me and we chatted and what not until Nate realized that Levi wasn't with us.  Levi had found the cake and decided to take on the task of quality control and helped himself to part of the cake. Nate came scrambling back up the stairs to report and we all went back down to find this:





Somehow Sean was able to frost most of what was left of the cake and we all enjoyed a piece except for Levi, he got to go to bed. 

We had just got the kids to bed and we were settled in the living room when the thunder storm started.  Marko tried to get the kids to stay in bed but they were kinda wired for sound with all the lightning and thunder. We invited them to come down stairs with their blankets and pillows and they camped out on the floor while Marko and I sat on the couch in the darkness to watch the light show. Great finish to a lovely day.



Sunday, August 30, 2015

Day 242

 My, what a day!  We got a late start but enjoyed a lovely time at church.  I missed Sean reading Psalm 136 which Marko had him do for a surprise for me. But I asked Sean to read it to me later that afternoon. I am so proud of my hubby and his preaching. A very convicting message that reminded us that God's mercy endures forever! So thankful!

After church Grammie Peric came and watched the kiddos while Marko and I went out for lunch in honour of my birthday tomorrow.  We had hoped to eat at the Juice Box but they were just closing up when we got there.  So we decided to run down to the Station Cafe instead.  We both enjoyed our bacon chicken burgers and potato salad.  After our lunch we went to the Superstore to pick up a yummy chocolate truffle cake.  I was expecting that once Auntie Linda and Uncle Henk arrived we'd have cake and ice cream and enjoy some time together.

However, when we arrived home something was definitely up.  Emma-Lyn met me at my car door and even opened it for me. When we walked in the kitchen it was decorated with balloons and streamers.  Emma-Lyn grabbed my hand and dragged me to the living room giggling all the way. And then my wonderful friend Denise, her mom, her kids and my kids all jumped out of their hiding places shouting, "SURPRISE!!"  I screamed!!  It was so wonderful, funny and scary all at the same time! We had presents time and then it was coffee time out on the deck.  Linda and Henk soon arrived and we enjoyed the chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream.   It would seem that Sean was the mastermind behind this surprise party.  He called people up and invited them over for cake this afternoon.  So impressed with the thoughtfulness of this young man!

Once all our guests had left we decided that this evening was a grand evening to have supper on the beach.  We packed up some roast beef sandwiches, grapes and cookies and headed over to Panmure for a relaxing evening together.

Not sure what all we'll actually end up doing for my birthday tomorrow but I do believe it will involve baking a cake.

 Frisbee at the beach.

Gorgeous sunset.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Day 241


Today was the perfect day to head don to the Dundas Plowing Match.  We got there a little before 11 and enjoyed wandering through the barns checking out all the different animals.  We also looked into the 4-H exhibit area and looked over all the different projects members had worked on.

We found our friends Janet and her girls and spent the rest of the day together.  There were multiple pony rides, a wagon ride, multiple fair rides, music and walking. Lots and lots of walking.  It was great to see and visit with other friends as well.  Our favourite bit of fun was watching the pig scramble.  They let young children come into the pen and attempt to coral the little wiggly piggies into their little house.

Afterwards we all walked down to the waterfront to check out the big barbeque event that was going on there.  Unfortunately we were a little late and not much food was left.  We did manage to grab some hot dogs and enjoy some of the live entertainment before heading over to Sobeys in search of quick easy supper ideas.  We grabbed some subs and headed home.  Now the kids are in bed and I'm going to finish my hot lemon drink, read a little bit and then hit the hay 'cause I am tired!!


Friday, August 28, 2015

Day 240

 It was a great day to head down to the waterfront and take in the live performance art.  The highlight today was that ALL the kiddos got a chance to paint!  And I have to say I was surprised at just how much Sean enjoyed it.  He worked at it for an hour and a half!


 David Trimble is an incredible artist and he was so good with the children, showing them how to mix colours and make different effects with the brushes.

 He even held Levi and guided his little hand!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Day 239

It's a Lego loving kind of day today.  Gonna take it easy today. It's grey and kinda chilly out so I'm going to tackle some more bathroom this afternoon and the kiddos will have movie time with popcorn and hot chocolate.