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Readying for Celebration

June 27-30

We ended our week with a chapter book finish. This time Zander was our proud reader.101_8041

We returned to our original park from Mother’s Day and our first go at geocaching (HERE). Sadly the sun was hotter than expected so it was not super long of a trek but we had a blast going to a different section of the park.

Tiny frog!

Tiny frog!

101_8051101_8057 101_8044All the sunshine and heavy humidity spurred us on to get that pool back up and filled for the kids to splash in. We did pick up a portable air compressor… just a tiny one that needs to stay plugged in. But you really cannot blow these pools up without something like that!101_8059 101_8061 101_8064

Saturday started off quiet…101_8066

Ken was out at a guys only beer and gaming overnighter so we had to make do without his imput. Luckily Renee and her 3 boys got bored and stopped by. Jeffrey photo op! It is great to have a friend who is close enough to just drop by. Makes me a little less homesick for our old place and all the local friends and family who just dropped by.101_8068 101_8070

Sunday was another at home day of course so we started with playing with animals on towels to make oceans and land…101_8071

Back out to the pool where all sorts of floating was attempted…101_8072

Creativity with garage sale find blocks!101_8074

Once Ken DID get back he, the boys and I all played Munchkin. Their being able to read has opened up so many new avenues of ways to spend quality time with them!101_8078

I think it was a great way to end a weekend! We had only ONE day until the real fun begins. Not only do we end June which has been a very interesting and rather busy month but we get to lead into celebrating TWO countries’ special days. But first… SCHOOL.101_8079

Cooperative block building play time…101_8080

And a craft that was perfectly themed for the first of our celebratory days – Red and white placemats made by weaving. You can find the instructions on Activity Village (on right) under their Canada Day section.101_8081 101_8082

And then back into the front yard.101_8084 101_8087

Trinity and I snuck in some time to make felt maple leaf hair things (again thanks to Activity Village). We have done similar ones for Christmas. Perfect to spruce up our red and white outfits!

Echo wore one as a broach for a while!

Echo wore one as a broach for a while!

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And that was that… time to enjoy being both Canadian AND American!