The end of the school week arrived and we were able to be done just after lunchtime. We had a bit of a breezy day today which cooled the pool off a bit. After a BBQ lunch out on the deck, the kids finished up and David took me to Michael’s to get the kids all the art supplies they would need for this year's Art Course. Looks like a fun year ahead of them!! (I knew I’d have a hard time finding the specifics in Fort McMurray). Once we got home we blended up some cold drinks & sat out by the pool - love those kinds of afternoons! The kids have made neighborhood friends, so they were across the street playing basketball for the afternoon. Megan & I played a game of Carcassonne again. Great game! We were all excited to get together with our “American Friends” for a dinner tonight. It’s been so great getting to know Mike & Leslie and now their new little baby girl, Isabella. Such kind, generous people. We had a fantastic time and the kids loved the baby and also their two little dogs!! As we enjoyed a yummy dinner and a patio fire, the time ticked away and before we realized it, it was 11PM! Sarah was fast asleep snuggled up to Megan who was reading and Joshua was tucked in on her other side dozing off. Too cute! We packed up for the evening, bellies full and time well spent with friends & headed home. We look forward to getting together with them again before we leave. Kids crawled into bed, Sarah still fully clothed! We have a field trip tomorrow so it’ll be a short night for them..... perhaps we’ll head out a bit later than planned :)
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
David got up & went for his morning bike ride ☺. It was a cloudy day today and we wondered if we’d even see a little rain. After school the kids played outside while David was waxing the truck. We began to feel a little sprinkle of rain so Sarah ran and grabbed her umbrella, and yes, she LIVES in that bathing suit!! It didn’t turn out to be much rain, just a few minutes of sprinkles. It was a quiet day at home, pizza for supper & "Survivor night" in the evening with the kids.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This morning we decided to get up and have a big family breakfast out on the deck. It was a gorgeous morning! We sliced strawberries, whipped cream (by hand!! no mixer) and cooked up some Belgian chocolate chip waffles - delicious!! We got going on school a bit later which ran into the afternoon a little bit. David & Joshua went for a quick quad ride together then is was POOL time!! David did lap after lap after lap after lap!! I think I got stronger just watching him! :) Once the kids jumped in they spent the afternoon, diving, playing their “dart game” and enjoying time together. Everyone finally got out and we had to move quickly to get the kids to youth group. They decided to try out the youth group at the Baptist Church we have been attending. Sarah was even allowed to go which gave David & I an opportunity to head out for a date night! So once the kids were settled in we went out for a nice dinner date. We picked the kids up and they all had a good time. After bedtime snacks they were tucked in. Joshua got up not feeling so well, so we made a bed for him in our room and went to bed early ourselves. It’s amazing how the heat can tire you out! :)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Kids are doing great with their school work. Megan will be done her Math in the next week or two, and Joshua was thrilled to have completed his novel study unit and have one less thing to do each day! I’m hoping to start the new year with them July 1st as we’re going to run school this year as 3 weeks on and 1 week off for the whole year. This gives us mini breaks all year long and we’ll also take some extra time off once baby arrives. It also will coordinate well with David’s schedule; I love the flexibility we can have. Once school was finished David, Joshua & Megan left for some quadding time. We ate dinner while watching one of the kids’ favorite shows, 18 kids & Counting, and then the kids were back outside playing with friends until the sun went down :).
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
David was up early this morning and took the truck in to Ford to get our oil changed before our trip to Vegas. It took him longer than expected, so we got out a bit later than we hoped, but we still managed to get on the road by 10am. It was due to be a rainy day in Havasu, so we figured this would be a good day for a field trip to Las Vegas. Actually we never actually made it into the city, but went to Henderson (which is where Costco is) and enjoyed the day there. David drove us girls to some stores we were wanting to shop at, we went to visit an outdoor Catcus Garden, took a tour in a chocolate factory and ended with a trip to Costco. We had a great day.