I like to find ways to enjoy my time when I take the kids around to their various classes and activities. Daytime activities mean I'm managing and hanging out with Cai. Evening activities mean that I have time which I can call my own. In between the taxiing part. At cello, my favorite thing was to go for walks through the river valley. I had a beautiful 2 mile walk I enjoyed that helped me feel exercised and soul satiated by the immersion in nature.
The kids and I enjoyed a concert by Michael Mitchell one afternoon - the musician that has the Canada is For Kids series; songs I used to play quite frequently when the kids were younger. The concert was brilliant with a lot of learning opportunities. Even for me! I never knew the donkey in "Donkey Riding" had nothing to do with an animal. Mind blown.
He even got the kids and adults dancing. It was super fun.
Cai found it loud and mostly enjoyed the dandelion blowers by the play park.
|Aidan's creations with his 3D doodler pen. |
They're very impressive as the device is remarkably difficult to operate and create with.
|Visits to the Rock Garden at Lake Beaumaris.|
|The girl's practice yoga at one of our many park days.|
|Cai's been enjoying all our excursions to the park. |
Almost as much as Summer with her friends.
Lately Summer has been having two or three sleepovers in a week. It's tough to keep up with her social life but I love to see how it's blossomed and how it fulfills her. On this particularly day we took one of her friends with us to the Telus World of Science to play, following a sleepover.
|Summer holds brand new baby Isam.|
|Playing in the park.|
|Summer enjoyed going to the movies with a friend before a sleepover.|
Yes the photo bomb was intentional.
|Aidan has a fun day at a friend's birthday. They made clay penguins|
in a workshop, played and ate Minecraft cake during a 6 hour party!
|Finding a geocache. Always fun.|
|Father's Day game night at my mother's house while we house sit.|
This week has been spectacularly hot, for us Canadian's anyway. Temperatures have been hovering around and over 30 degrees Celsius. We've enjoyed getting through the heat of the day with epic water gun battles. I laughed so hard I actually felt like I had an extreme workout later in the evening!
The ebb and flow of life is filled with so many moments and times that don't necessarily warrant blog posts or discussions, but they are so much the crux of it all. It's the breakfasts, the laughter around the dinner table and the lazy evenings watching the sunset from the hammock as the kids laugh and swing. It's the quiet moments. The noisy moments. And everything in between.