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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


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



We spent tons of time outside. IMG_20180710_144259_560







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. 




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


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





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


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








Sliding into June

May 30-June 2

And in a blurry blink May is coming to an end! What better way to learn about Texas and discuss weather than to draw up the 4 seasons. The kids were stunned by the lack of real lasting snow.101_7707

Trinity and Emanuel drew us up a stunning Texas poster full of things the remember reading and hearing about over the last month.101_7708

The big brothers are really pulling out all the stops and reading to the littles. I love it when they do. The storytelling is getting more and more fluid and fun. And the audience is definitely learning more patience as we go along.101_7709

We are seeing more and more gorgeous weather and with a willing Daddy to remove the cars from the drive… well every afternoon we can we are out in the sunshine in our toys with bubbles and books for Mommy.101_7710

101_7713And then back in to make box forts for the girls!101_7714

On Saturday I took the leap and headed over to Regency Hair School and got a brand new CONSISTENT colour! I have to say the price was AMAZING (set price not sliding according to hair length) and the work wonderful. I had an amazing student and walked out with a terrific colour!101_7715

101_7717We managed a few garage sales and came away with new shoes for Miss Echo, a skein of eyelash yarn and a summer dress for yours truly. We are on the hunt for good finds this year… books, a scooter for Emanuel… anything homeschool related. Garage sales can be where it’s at. Sadly so far this year all the homeschool ones posted on the egroup are not reasonable driving distance for us.

101_7719101_7720Sunday was new members service for us! Very exciting, not only did the kids sing at the front first with the Sunday School group but we also came up to declare ourselves new members of Saint Mark’s. With a brunch to follow we had a great time meeting some of the other members, having a lovely meal with our new church community and spending some time as a family all dressed up!

101_7721101_7722We brought home our carnations that were pinned to our shirts and put them in a pretty dish to make into a centerpiece on the table. So pretty!101_7726

We had some amazing Lego creators hard at work to make Pokemon.101_7723

101_7724On Monday we set to work making peanut butter and birdseed on toilet paper rolls for birdfeeders to hang in the front yard. Another Scouts achievement to add to Emanuel’s list for his year.101_7727

101_7728Miss Echo is utterly in love with “doing her mail”. She simply cannot be stopped when it comes to completing the pages Gammie sent her. I think she is going to LOVE the curriculum we picked up at Sam’s club for an absolute steal.101_7730

Our morning was completed with a blanket fort.101_7731

There was planting to be done in the straw bale garden out back…101_7732

Which of course led to playing outside.101_7734

Emanuel chose to use Art for Kids instructions (link on right) to make his very own Mario.101_7735

That evening it was time for one of the last Scout gatherings for the year. Darcy had to be at 6 places at once so we collected Aidan early, hung out for a while and then headed over to the dam. We ended up at the wrong parking lot but in the end the boys managed to meet up with their group for their hike.101_7739


Super high water levels!

Super high water levels!

101_7743We hung out at the Novak’s for a while while the boys played games until the rest of Aidan’s family got home.  A great ending to a terrific day and the start of a whole new month.101_7736