Apologies for being such a bad blogger lately! The summer has been busy and scrapping and blogging has been taking a back seat to kids, their activities, their needs for constant snacks, their needs for clean clothes, ... you know ... LIFE!
Here are some pictures of the goings on in the House of Day this past July 2010.
Marley started her summer with a week of Soccer Camp. Just so happened that it fell during our little heat wave out here!! Yikes! On the last day they had a Wrap Up Party with fun tournaments using a giant ball ...
... and a slip and slide to cool off on. After Marley tested it out and cracked her head by going feet first, a general head first rule was imposed.
Paige was a bit reluctant at first but after some help from Greg she fell in love with it. So much so we had a hard time removing her when it was lunch time!
Here's a rare picture of me!! I asked Greg to take it. Yup, that's what it's come down to ... begging to be IN the pictures instead of behind the lens! LC was having a "I'd rather be napping" moment!
But it passed when she discovered the cooling effects of the slip and slide spray!
The next day (July 10th if you're interested) our local Otter Coop gas station had a free BBQ party to celebrate the opening of a new car wash. Whatever! All I heard was "free lunch and cake"! They also had a fabulous face painter. Watch out for my post (whenever I get to it) about our trip to Osoyoos - I'll talk more about her then. Suffice it to say (and I think the pictures speak volumes!) this was the best face painting the girls have ever had!
That night was the Tour de Delta Ladner Criterium where hundreds of riders (kids, amatuers, pro ladies and pro men) tear around a circuit in "downtown" Ladner. It's lots of fun to see and feel them zoom past! Greg and I have volunteered the past 2 years and even billeted riders. This year I decided I couldn't handle the billets or the setup so Greg was on his own. Poor guy! For all his griping I think he had a lot of fun!
You may be wondering what Paige is shutting out ... look below and you'll see it's the Delta Police Band that piped the riders to the start area. Not much Scottish blood made it into her I'm thinking!!
That's Greg in the safety vest on the left walking the riders up to the start line. This is the final race - the Pro Men. Some of these guys go on to more well known races like the Tour de France!
That's the winner coming down the homestretch!
And this is how LC felt about the race!! LOL! Just kidding. She put her head down for just a few minutes at one point. But she was pretty tired - poor girl!! No naps for the wicked!
Jump ahead to July 17th - still in the grips of a heat wave and enjoying some backyard sprinkler fun. LC was given this play mat for her 1st birthday and the girls loved it. For all of a week or so before it got a huge hole in it which meant the sprayers stopped spraying. Bummer!
July 19th - Blueberry picking with Grandma and Grandpa Day at Emma Lee farms on Westham Island.
July 25th - Jonina and Andrew had us over to celebrate my completing my Interior Design Certificate. (Yes, for those of you who are wondering, I passed that final course ... barely! I haven't put out a big celebratory post 'cus I didn't get a high enough mark to continue on to the Diploma which bums me out. I know, I know, I should celebrate the small victories ... I'm sure my brain will get that message eventually!)
Greg decided to celebrate my accomplishment by drinking lots and letting me drive home. Hmmm .... not sure how that happened!!
This was where our play mat got a huge giant hole in it. COULD have had something to do with the kids jumping on it ... maybe ... But they had fun - especially LC and cousin Sadie!
Okay, I had to include these pictures even though they don't strictly deal with our family. Sadie has a fairly strong personality (comes by it honestly!) and she wanted the hose. Jonina wanted to keep the hose in the pool to fill it up. Sophie just saw an opportunity to play tug of war! And play they did!!
Sadie eventually won! And then celebrated by spraying Jonina!! Gotta love it!
Well, that is pretty much our July. Lots of sunshine, water, kids and time spent outside.