Thursday, August 22, 2013

More Summer Fun

Our third camping trip this year was at Mount Kidd again.  This time, we went with Mamie and Pepere.  The weather was great and good news, the pool was open!  Our first day there went well.  We spent some time at the pool, went for a bike ride (my first of the summer, finally!), played some frisbee and visited. 

However, having the world's worst teething child, we headed home a day early.  Sophie has been working on her two-year-old-molars (yes, they are still not out...I look in her mouth every night with a flashlight to see little to no progress) for months now and it can cause her to have trouble sleeping (no surprise there, she has never been a good sleeper).  She spent the second night tossing, turning, calling out and crying, and because we were in such close quarters, we were all up to hear it.  Unfortunately, this meant Mom, Dad and Sophie were tired and cranky the next day so we decided to just pack up and go. 

The following weekend we had some very special visitors.  My brother, Dan, his wife, Tina, and my niece, Madeleine, came to Calgary for a night.  It had been a very long time since we had all seen each other.  I was really excited to see Sophie and Madeleine together.  They got along famously.  Being so close in age, they seemed to understand each other and play on the same level.  Madeleine will be a big sister as well in November, which is wonderful news.  We hope that once all our kids are older and a bit easier to travel with, we will get to see them more often.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Family Time

After Elise's baptism, Aunt Janae stayed with us for a couple days.  Sophie and Elise enjoyed some quality time with their very special aunt, putting puzzles together, playing games and balloons, going to the park and just hanging out.  We also spent an afternoon at the splash park in Airdrie with Aunt Ave, Ally and Grace.  Thanks for the visit Aunt Janae!

 Our second camping trip of the year was the Van Orman Reunion at Mount Kidd.  It was the first time in a few years that the whole family could come.  I think we had the nicest weather we have ever had but unfortunately, the pool was closed due to the recent floods.  We had a great time anyways.  It was wonderful seeing everyone and Sophie had lots of fun playing with all her cousins.

One of Sophie`s favorite camping activities - Painting rocks

A walk by the river

Sophie and Gus hunting for ground squirrels
Sophie and Dad

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