Growing Out On A Limb


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Last day of grades 2 and 3!

Another school year in the books… Wow, did that one ever fly by!!

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First Bike Ride

The plan was to bike to Hubbard’s on the trans Canada trail. We were heading there to check out the market that we have heard is really nice.

In hindsight it was a lofty goal, both for Emery who who needed many breaks and for me, who hasn’t really biked since I was a teenager.

But we biked about 11 km, stopping for breaks and chatting the whole way. The morning was beautiful, the trail was great, and the company was even better.

We got bailed out and headed to the market anyway. We enjoyed some coffee and treats and will definitely be going back… maybe next time on our bikes?


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Curling 2018

Today was this guy’s last day of junior curling for the year.

He is a good curler and loved doing drills but they switched to games a couple of months ago and he isn’t loving it.

Sadly, I think I am losing him to hockey next year but there is a lot of time between now and the fall. As long as he is happy, I will be too!


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Christmas Concerts

Its christmas concert season! Now that the boys are in two schools we had two to go to (and potentially three next year!) But I’m not complaining… it’s better than not having any like last year.

Emery’s group did two songs. The second one was a french version of the twelve days of Christmas where they held up objects when it was their turn. Early on Emery dropped his paper. He reached for it as it fluttered to the floor and I tensed up as I watched him looking at it – what would he do? Would he get upset? Would he jump off the risers to get it? As I waited I could almost see the gears turning in his head.

But it finally came to their turn (he was 12) and he just very quickly and nonchalantly raised his hand up right alongside the boy beside him, as if nothing was going on and that paper was still there. I told him later I was proud for how he handled that and he said that was his plan all along “because that’s what I did when we were practicing without the papers, mommy”. No big deal, mommy!

Oliver’s group also did a mix of French and English songs. He surprised me by wanting to dress up in his shirt and tie (albeit a crooked one). It’s usually a struggle to get him out of gym pants!

I love the concerts – there is nothing quite like singing children at Christmas time (or any time!).


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Downtown in June

Yesterday we headed downtown for something a little different.  

We all love the market, especially before the summer crowds get too big.  We all said how the market is a nice place to be because everyone seems to be in a good mood.  

Smoothies…

… and cookies are a great treat!  

It was the 150th anniversary of the public gardens so we went there for a picnic lunch.  We have been there for other celebrations and it’s always a good time – live music, treats for the kids, period costumes, and the prettiest setting. 

It was finally one of those beautiful summer days we have all been waiting for.  Sitting there on the grass was so lovely!  

We topped off a lovely day with a lovely afternoon in the pool!