Growing Out On A Limb

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Parlee visit

On Labor day we all traveled to Parlee beach to spend a long weekend at aunt Betty’s cottage – Nana and Papa, Ali and the girls, and us!  It was a cold, rainy, and grey weekend so there wasn’t a lot of swimming time at the beach but we still enjoyed walks on the beach and managed to fill the time and have lots of fun!

We took a walk the first afternoon to the pier – it was really windy and the skies were angry but we didn’t get rained on!  20170901_151504


Cutest lobsters I have ever seen!  20170901_152556

A little walk on the beach, complete with sweaters.  The sand always feels good on the bare feet though!  20170901_184501


The kids couldn’t resist running into the parking lot which always seems to be filled with seagulls!  20170901_190851This handsome boy… 20170902_135938

The big inflatable made a comeback on this weekend!  20170902_153813

The sun came out for half a minute.  We were only there to have a walk but the boys couldn’t resist getting wet!  20170902_161212

The clouds were dispersing (for a while anyway)… 20170902_161353

The kids really loved combing the beach for treasures.  There were seashells, crabs (well, mostly their shells), and a TON of little hermit crabs in the shallow water.  20170902_162954We did manage to make a couple of campfires, though we dressed warmly for them!  20170902_195212What trip to Shediac would be complete without a visit to the big lobster?  It’s a great playground for the kids!  20170903_110510


Not sure what he is looking for … hmm.  20170903_110624


Papa and a few of the grand kids taking a break…20170903_113950

There’s the big ball again.  The kids got tired of rolling in it and decided it would better serve as a landing pad for launching themselves off the deck.  Good times (and no injuries!).20170903_125453


Ali has clearly been practicing her pitching but I think dad’s batting needs a little work (maybe a new bat would help)!  20170903_130511

We did get one afternoon at the beach.  A few of us got in the water (though briefly) but it was a really good time playing frisbee, wandering the beach, and wading in the sand bar pools.  The only pic I got of the whole afternoon was these two lovely ladies basking in the sun.  20170903_145202

We celebrated Aaliyah’s birthday while we were there, which included opening gifts around the campfire.  And glowsticks.  Lots of glowsticks.  20170903_203634

The weather might not have been what we hoped it would be, but it was still nice to spend time with family and relax – good grub, time at the beach, lots of UNO games.  It’s hard to complain about that!


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David’s Camp

In August we parked the camper and spent a nice weekend at uncle David’s camp in South Brookfield with nanny and grampy, the hills, and david, mary, and willa.  It is right on the Medway river so it is in the woods, quiet, and peaceful.

The kids had a couple of evening swims in the river.  It was too cold for me but they enjoyed a sunset swim.  20170825_192832


20170825_193134We spent most of the weekend playing games, eating good food, playing outside, and around the campfire.  The camp is really near Kejimkujik park so we headed there to see Mill Falls and for a quick walk in the woods along the Mersey river.  The trail was beautiful.  20170826_152259



It was a really lovely weekend and I’m sure we will be back again and again and again!  (Fair warning, David…)