Wednesday, August 28, 2013
First job yesterday was to scrape our chosen hydrant clean of paint flakes and cobwebs. We sent these two intrepid explorers to the hydrant with old BBQ tools to prep.
Next step is paint it white to get it ready for our design of...a sock monkey.
More updates to come...
Friday, August 2, 2013
The girls bravely headed off for two weeks of camp. For them, it was the great unknown. I was very proud of their courageous and positive spirits embarking on something so new.
They had a great time. There were awards...in kayaking, sailing, swimming and the polar bear dip. Following in their mother's footsteps, they went for a swim in the lake every morning before breakfast. If you don't miss one, you get an award. There were only six this session, campwide. Two are coming home with us.
Here is Finny in front of her cabin:
Thursday, August 1, 2013
With Les away for 6 days picking up the girls from camp, Lukey and I are getting some serious father son time together. Like a lot of 6 year old boys (and I guess 39 year old ones too), Luke loves playing sports and games.
Today we spent pretty much the whole day playing. Because I had returned home late from my Police and Fire basketball team practice in Blaine, and stayed up even later talking with Brady, I slept in for a bit. Lukey very considerately and patiently entertained himself playing Wii vacation for an hour.
After a quick bite to eat, Lukey decided (honestly it wasn't me) to do a basketball workout in the drive way. I think he loves the music playing (he dances a bit during some of the ball handling and dribbling drills) and that I bribe him with a sour key when he's done.
After he finished that, we played a best of 3 series of "In the Bank"shooting game.
Les and I are very clear that we write this blog for ourselves, and for our kids to look back on when they are old enough to be interested in what their childhoods were like.
At the same time we realize that lots of our family and friends also read it, which is great. As I write this however, I have nagging need to explain that I'm not a crazy pushy parent. This day really was lead by Luke. Sure, I may have introduced him to a few ideas like working out, but he really loves sports and wants to improve.
As soon as he was finished his basketball workout, Luke decided to do a street hockey workout, which included this slideboard.
The early afternoon was spent in playing in our yard, on the trampoline and running on the grass. Lukey, feeling a little faster these days, decided he wanted me to time him sprinting around a course in the yard. He kept going and going.
The result was that he crashed, in the middle of our conversation, on the drive into town, sour key in hand.
He managed to recover in time for a quick bite to eat at the Arbutus Club before we headed to the UBC game versus Rice University from Texas.
Luke, who brought his own money for a snack, decided he wanted a Snickers, just like his uncle Joey eats before games.
Our last stop was for a late night blizzard before going to Vanier Park for the fire works. We had a great day and Lukey was a fantastic companion. I can't remember him whining or complaining once. He is positive, energetic, friendly, fun to hang out with....just a great all round guy.