Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 211 ~ Back To Reality

It wasn't easy to drag my butt out of bed this morning.
Thank God for coffee!
Goodbye quiet, clean house...hello chaos and mess!
The poker table has been transformed into a fort and most of the toy buckets have been dumped out.
BTW...this was at 10:30 this morning. Wonder what it will look like by the end of the day?
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Day 210 ~ A Surprise Visit

Last day of holidays...insert sad face!
We spent the morning catching up on yard work. The afternoon we had planned to spend over at my parents house just relaxing and end the day with a BBQ.
What started off to be a great afternoon, turned into a FANTASTIC afternoon.
My parents friends from Barrie stopped by for a visit. It was great to see them again and get caught up on what everyone has been up to. I don't think I have seen them in about 7 years.
I'd like to introduce you to Steve and Sandy.
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Day 209 ~ New Borns

This photo was from our Geocaching adventure in Rockwood.
Since today was spent cleaning the trailer, grocery shopping, and getting through the mountain of laundry. I thought this was a more interesting photo.
While searching under a rock, Mack found these little babies. Aren't they cute?
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Day 208 ~ Lazy Day!

Fun filled and busy holidays eventually catch up with you.
Even the dog was lazy today!
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Day 207 ~ New Additions To The Collection

Yes, shot glasses are our thing. We passed on the spoons, shirts or postcards. Years ago Devon and I started collecting shot glasses as souvenirs of places we have been.
Here are the ones from this years holidays.
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Day 206 ~ Geocaching In Rockwood

The best Geocaching adventure by far!
Some were only accessible by canoe and a few involved some heavy duty bush whacking...I've got the scrapes and bruises to prove it!
This one was in the back of the cave...good thing for Flash Light apps.
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Day 205 ~ Rockwood

Such a beautiful camp ground!
The Mill Ruins are neat to see, and the nature trails are breath taking. Tomorrow we will explore  via canoe, can't wait!
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 204 ~ 8lbs of Heaven!

A quick stop at The Big Apple in Colborne on the way home = a diet in the near future!
We brought home some apple bread, turnovers, croissants, some yummy cream cheese apple filled pastry (can't remember what they are called), and check out this bad boy...
It's 8lbs of super yumminess!
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Day 203 ~ Boldt Castle

If you haven't seen it, you really should!
I was amazed at the Architecture and in awe of the romantic love story that was the very reason for the construction of Boldt Castle on Heart Island. It's no wonder I took over 100 photos today!
It's an absolutely beautiful Island.
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Day 202 ~ Fort Henry

What a fantastic weekend so far!
We went to Gananoque this morning to check out the Pirate Festival. While we were there, the kids did some rock climbing and of course some ice cream eating!
In the afternoon we took a tour of Fort Henry and stayed for the Sunset Ceremony. It was amazing!
They even included all the kids in the intermission show, too cute. Lining them all in a row and teaching them how to salute and march in unison, LMAO, not an easy task!
What a great day, around 100 photos taken today. It wasn't easy to choose one. I think I'll make a photo book just of this weekend!
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Day 201 ~ Off To Kingston For A Few Days

Packed up and heading out for a weekend with my brother and his family. We are all very excited and hope we can get in all the tourist attractions on our list.
This photo was taken on the 407 ETR. For a toll fee of $16.85, you can bypass Toronto and cruise right along with less traffic and save time.
Look out Kingston, thanks to the 407 the Thompson's will arrive sooner...BWAHAH!
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 200 ~ Mmm Buffet!

Lunch buffet at Pizza Hut, and a trip to Galaxy Cinemas in Guelph to see Ice Age:Continental Drift.
I think the kids are really enjoying holidays!
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Day 199 ~ Happy Anniversary Babe!

‎14 years ago today was the happiest day of my life! It has been an amazing adventure that I can't imagine sharing with anyone else! Happy Anniversary Devon, can't wait to see what the future has in store for us. Continue to hold my heart and my hand, I have a feeling the best is yet to come! Love you forever and always!
(iPhone photo, not quite what I had envisioned. I need to work on shadow photos)
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Day 198 ~ Oh My, What A Hot Day!

By far a hot one today.
Still camping and having a blast!
Check out Mack and Nolan tiring themselves out!
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Day 197 ~ Camping Time!

A favorite with the whole  family! It was a bit a bummer with the fire ban in effect but, we all had a great time!
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 196 ~ Finally a Bit of Rain!

Yay, it's raining! Just look at that brown dead's screaming for more rain!
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Day 195 ~ Mustang Drive Inn

Saturday night at the Drive Inn, equals a great start to the holidays!
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Day 194 ~ Let The Holidays Begin!

Ready, set, blend!
Let the holidays begin and the margarita's flow!
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Day 193 ~ Homemade Water Slide

Great fun for the kids, not so great on the patch of grass at the bottom of the slide.
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Day 192 ~ Just Chillin

Mack and Quasi.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 191 ~ Pita Pizza Lunch

A hit with the kiddos! They just love making their own.
It's super funny to watch too. Some of the kids just pile the toppings in the center, kinda like a drop and run scenario. While a few of the kids take great care (and time) to make sure the ratio of pepperoni is equal to that of the ham and red peppers. And lord help us with the shredded cheese!
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Day 190 ~ Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!

Finally talked the boys into getting rid of their long hair!
I couldn't be happier. Here is my Nolan rockin the new do!
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Day 189 ~ Please Rain!

Gardens and lawns are starting to look very sad.
We need some rain soon!
Here is a freshly watered can almost hear them saying thank you.
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Day 188 ~ Rockin The Flutter Kick

Another year of swimming lessons done with great results.
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Day 187 ~ Trying To Keep Cool

It was 30 degrees C, with the humidex by 10:00 this morning!
Help Me...I'm Melting!
Not the best photo but, hey it was pretty hot and we had to eat fast! lol
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Day 186 ~ Wanna A Slice?

Pretty uneventful day here. It's still super hot and muggy.
Another round of Popsicles and Watermelon for all my friends, por favor y gracias!
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Day 185 ~ Looks Like They Had A Bath

We are still having a crazy heat wave here! That calls for water play! We have the water table, sprinkler, and the kids put the hose on the climber to make a water slide. Genius, really! I love how their little minds work!
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Day 184 ~ Lions and Tigers and Snakes Oh My!

A good friend and I went for a walk tonight. I'll be honest with you, I'm still a little nervous about this 7 foot Boa still on the loose. We managed to get in a good walk with no sight of the snake. However, we did stumble across a couple of White Tigers!lol
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Day 183 ~ Armed With A Bucket and Sponge

The boys are cleaning the dirt bikes today.
Yes it ended in a water fight! lol

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Day 182 ~ Happy Canada Day!

Nothing beats being a proud Canadian!
The sun is shining and the drinks are cold. The perfect snack for today, hands down its Bite Size 'Canadian' Banana Splits!
(the red and white sprinkles makes it Canadian).
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Day 181 ~ Polka Dot, Polka dot, Afro, Circus!

Going to the movies with Nana and Papa.
Great movie!
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