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July 14-17 The AFTER VBS Version

After the VBS half day…

July 14-17

We had so much fun at our church’s VBS that our afternoons were not overly busy.. a few runs to Sam’s club… the odd errand. Miss Echo, especially wanted to do her Gammie mail and practice her colouring, tracing and other fine motor skills. 101_8551 I really wanted to share the beautiful handwriting I see on so many of my packages and letters from Gammie herself. I love seeing my name in cursive! 101_8597 Thursday evening we packed up the kids to go and cheer on another of our favourite soccer players – AIDAN! He plays on the same team as a few of Emanuel’s other scout buddies so it was fun to run into the other parents and say hi.

Aidan played a good game and the kids ran off with Alex and played at the park so we managed to see all the action. They don’t play for score but for the experience. It was fun to sit and enjoy another game with Darcy. She is one busy lady this summer! And with that… enjoy the action shots!!!

Alex helping out in goal before the game for practice kicks

Alex helping out in goal before the game for practice kicks

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Anthony and the USA Cup

July 15 and 16

So much going on overlapping… VBS, our afternoon activities AND USA Cup. Anthony is once again registered to play. We missed his games last year but went the year before and then to some this year. We lucked out as it is basically in our backyard.101_8564

We went to two games… the first was a game versus another American team. The boys did not do too well but they played hard.101_8563 101_8566 101_8567

The second was with a foreign team – Columbia. Neither games ended in a win but it was great to watch the boys play in a different venue.101_8626 101_8621 101_8627

Our little ones ran off with Aidan and had a blast as well.101_8584

101_8618 101_8643As we have gone through stuff in the house we came across the pins KEN got and traded for at HIS USA Cups. We decided to gift them to our godson as well. He was very pleased with them. I am glad that we could pass them along to someone who is so obviously passionate about the game!101_8596

Of course we took a boatload of pictures so please enjoy our godson in action!!!101_8574


The ridiculously good looking ref!

The ridiculously good looking ref!

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St. Mark’s VBS

July 14-17

Monday the 14th was the first day of our VBS at our own church. We did make sure to go over on the 13th after all the other fun stuff and help set up.101_8542

The whole experience was pretty amazing. We had a Monday through Thursday program of half days. 9am to noon. One thing it DID show us is that we really do enjoy our flexible beginnings in our mornings. Our homeschool day starts BETWEEN 8:30 and 9… depending on our eating schedule and if we all have a late evening.101_8548 101_8550

The kids were broken up into 4 groups and we had kids in each one. I was in charge of following along with the littlest ones. Ages 3-5… lots of adorable energy. By day 4 they were rather fed up with the routine. I think it was really the little guys’ limit at that point. It was nice though, while the twins were together it was fun for the other 3 to spread their wings a little. And since Echo was only MOSTLY potty trained I really had to be there anyway.101_8552 101_8657

We had various stations… science, craft, storytime, music, snack and games. I was the only one who was attached to an age group and not a station. Each day there was the same rotation for each group so it was nice and consistent.101_8553 101_8599 101_8609 101_8651 101_8652

There was lots of creativity… snacks were themed as well and the pastor was there to open 3 of the 4 days. We had one day with no water due to road work but we managed! And the science teacher brought owl pellets for the big kids to dissect (just like we had seen on Dirty Jobs… the boys were so excited!).101_8607 101_8598 101_8604 101_8600

So here are the pictures… I tried to get a bit of everything and everyone. So much fun!!!!101_8547 101_8545 101_8560 101_8557 101_8559 101_8608 101_8647 101_8610 101_8668 101_8654 101_8656 101_8660 101_8661 101_8665 101_8669