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Christmas Time and I am Writing Up July

Which is like the reverse of Christmas in July… wow that silliness fell a little flat! Anyway… July.

July is another where the events are already posted, but the month still held some fun. July 1st – Canada Day and July 4th HERE.

Anoka County Fair HERE.

Cotton Candy!

Cotton Candy!

Jeff and Shauna visit HERE.

Momo and Neko-chan worked on their friendship.20180724_120352

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We washed out our tie dye which I think we are starting to get the hang of.20180711_165855

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We spent tons of time outside. IMG_20180710_144259_560

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Trinity bashed her head open at the pool on the water slide stair railing. The YMCA was absolutely wonderful about cleaning it up and keeping her calm. And Ken and Trinity were total troopers at the hospital. 

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And the girls we playdate with at the YMCA were terrific about playing games instead of swimming until her head healed up enough.20180709_184130

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Our friends down the road brought her get well soon Tim Bits!20180707_104350

We even made a trip out to a local dam. It was great fun to wander around and enjoy the water, the wildlife and the people watching. Walkabout Wednesdays.20180718_184032

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We also met the Novaks’ new kitten Yoshi!20180722_155824

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Don’t forget the crochet… here is something with a Canadian flavour – Tiger Ice Cream Cone! IMG_20180705_171145_288

Now sit back and enjoy the furry baby pictures! 20180708_114533

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July 1st and 4th 2018

Well good grief… a pair of very colour coordinate holidays that I did NOT blog yet! Anyway… enjoy!

Canada Day or July 1st… Red and White. A rather at home event this year as it rained, but we made do. IMG_20180701_102037_074

We drove out to a Tim Hortons and enjoyed all sorts of yummy donuts.20180701_112514_HDR

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Hung up our Canadian lawn decoration.20180701_103928

Had yummy lunch together including homemade Nanaimo bars.20180701_184226

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And of course, poutine!20180701_185957

And of course took all sorts of photos of the whole family in their Canadian outfits.

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July 4th was another at home whole family kind of thing for us this year. Ken was very busy with work this summer and on call. 20180704_110646

It was a sunnier day so we did manage some fun outside with bubbles.IMG_20180704_124939_926

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A colour coordinated meal.20180704_184516

Apple swan by Gavin

Apple swan by Gavin

BBQ food.IMG_20180704_182048_001

Sparklers.20180704_210450

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Even squished in some tie dying!20180704_142341

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And of course… MORE PHOTOS! IMG_20180704_134144_568

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And now for the overflow of colour coordinated fun….

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Joy in July

July is, of course, a month that starts out with a bang with Canada Day and July 4th. It is also my mother’s birthday and full on summer activity. We went to the Zoo, entered in the County Fair, and I even made a Dragon. July is always a busy month.

This July we had family come to visit. Nana and Baba drove up with the cousins. So there was lots to do with them. 

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Visits to the park.20170727_121540

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It had been a while since all the kids were together. 20170728_215230

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We were invited to a birthday party at a park!IMG_20170716_185230_219

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Of course there was LOTS of time to get to know Neko-chan better. Seriously I am in love. And so you will be inundated with pictures of fluffy amazingness. I just wish you could feel her through the pictures. SO SOFT!!!20170726_085520

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We visited with Cousin Robbie. Still a family favourite. Echo even got to sit on his bike! He wears all the safety equipment in this helmet optional state.20170710_184225

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Of course we watched some soccer games.

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And walked to the YMCA … A LOT. Ken had a business trip in July and the YMCA being so close was a life saver.20170724_113302

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Emanuel and Echo even won a colouring contest

Emanuel and Echo even won a colouring contest

Trinity and Emanuel have continued in their Karate adventure. IMG_20170727_192510_458

We even saw some produce from our garden.IMG_20170711_125555_800

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Found a Canadian penny on a walk!!20170712_123407

Bought ice cream from a passing ice cream truck.. a first for all of us!20170711_145817

I found time for Tim Hortons… of course!20170722_134506

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Ken and I joined forces to create a lovely chalkboard in the front entry. He does an amazing job with ideas I come up with!20170709_163333

We even managed to squeak in school!IMG_20170718_103122_561

And did I mention I am obsessed with my chinchilla? Cuz…IMG_20170710_143514_920

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It was a great July!IMG_20170708_143810_491