Monday, September 10

Bits & Pieces - August

Hello! It has been a very busy week of settling our oldest into kindergarten, dealing with colds, sleep schedules, and teething, and, ultimately, getting into our new swing of things. I became a bit behind sharing these photos from August, but rather than hold onto them for another month, they are here. 

It was a lot of fun going over all of the memories of last month. Time flies by so quickly and we did so much. We traveled to a few places for our summer holidays, we experienced some new things, and ate some yummy food. I worked and finished a big knitting project (I will post more on that soon - do I keep saying that?). We went to the farm, we camped, and we went to Japan for the day (ha! if only). It was a very good, busy month, and I am super glad for all the memories. I hope you enjoy these photos.  
Bug, my four year old, got to go out for frozen yogurt because she finished her second book chart! She was pretty happy and her yogurt showcased her love of all things rainbow. 
Sister wanting in on the piano lessons and I finally started Bug's socks - yarn from Bunny & Toot
Breezing through her third reading chart like its no big deal. She has also been getting into drawing and its so fun seeing what she comes up with. This picture is of us girls going out for a walk in the rain!! 
Farm sitting! If you want to see more photos from our farm adventures, feel free to click here.
Pretty doorknobs and reunited with my pup friend from years past. Look how cute he is! Such a good dog. 
Camping! First time taking Birdie camping, and man oh man, it was fun, but we were all pretty tired afterwards. Feel free to click here for more photos. 
Pizza, because a) why not and b) she finished her reading chart. mmm Two Guys and a Pizza Place in Lethbridge is the best. 
Visiting the Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge. So much fun on such a hot day. 
Pokemon snuggles in the hotel room and girls holding hands on the long car ride home.
Board game fun and the baby is getting more confident in standing and walking every single day.
Birdie is having fun exploring different things and cardboard boxes are her favourite at the moment. Bug is working on her second egg, she needs to dig out whats inside. 
Bug is working on her fourth book chart. Her love for reading is growing and it makes me so happy.
Birdie has been showing interest in music from a very young age and she is super happy whenever she can play the piano. 
Working on Bug's socks whenever we drive somewhere. Also getting out to the park on beautiful days. Summer is almost over and we are trying to make the absolute most of every single day.  
I finished the Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowey. More photos to come soon - I almost didn't give it to the person I made it for! Birdie loves putting on other peoples shoes. Mimi's are spectacular. 
Painting on the new easel Auntie Gracie bought her! She is loving it and wants to paint all the time.  
Teaching Birdie how to colour. Patience is required on both of their parts. One want to teach the colours, the other loves eating the wax. 

Thursday, August 30

Camping, Waterfalls, and Sleepless Nights

During our summer holidays we had decided we wanted to go camping for a couple of evenings. Over the years I have grown to love camping, however, this year, I was extremely hesitant to go out into the wilderness since my youngest is known for her horrible sleeping. I received so much encouragement from friends just to try it out so we went out to Lundbreck Falls. The days were awesome - so many memories, yummy food, and relaxing. The evenings were worse than I had expected - screams and crying all night long. Besides all of that though, we had an incredible time and I am very happy that we tried it, even though I was so doggone tired afterwards. The good ALWAYS outweighs the bad - I need to remember that.

I love how much the girls enjoy being in nature. Discovering rocks and sticks, playing in the sand and the river, watching out for bugs and squirrels. Adventures everywhere. Even my youngest had an incredible time when the sun was out. Bug fell in love with roasting things over the fire. She wanted to cook all the hotdogs and marshmallows for us. We read books, we coloured, we explored, and we just sat enjoying and thinking of nothing at all. It was such a lovely time. I hope you enjoy our photos. xo 
Bug loved setting up the tent! 
The beautiful river. 
Bug taking off her shoes before going inside the tent and Birdie is enjoying taking everything out of the diaper bag. haha. 
I love this picture of the three of them! Love my family!! 
On one of the days we went for a walk to see the falls. They were beautiful and it was fun watching the girls stare at the water. It was so hot outside that I had the thought to take off my shoes and dip my toes into the water. After some encouragement the girls also got their shoes off and their toes wet. Next year, if we decided to come back to this location, we will definitely be bringing swimming suits and water shoes so that we can enjoy playing in the river more. It was so shallow and calm, it would have been fun to play a little without hurting our feet so.
 
We decided we needed to get closer to the water! 
Toe dipping!! It wasn't as cold as we thought it would be. 
Back at the campsite. Card playing and knitting!!
Roasting hotdogs (thanks Bug for feeding us!!) and then evening drawings afterwards. One of Bug's favourite things to do lately is to draw. She is getting so good and its fun watching her imagination come out. 
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