Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Canada Day 2013

 
We had quite the entertaining Canada Day yesterday.  The morning was spent in our backyard, and in the afternoon we went for a visit to Nan's and Pops' house.
 
Adam brought the kids outside early yesterday morning, and by the time I came out this is what they were up to...
 

 Ella was in her bathing suit sweeping the grass (I'm pretty sure it wasn't even 10am yet).  Apparently she was getting ready for her doll Fleecie's birthday party (see doll on the ground).
 
 
Both of them had their bike helmets on and Harrison was doing some work on the neighbour's house.  For some reason, the kids love to wear their bike helmets while they're playing outside.  We usually get some funny looks from the neighbours, but I swear I don't make them wear the helmets while they're playing!  They really do ask to put them on.
 
I dug out their Canada Day t-shirts and they went a little crazy with the instruments.  The drumsticks became magical wands and the symbols became shields.  I think the trumpet was still a trumpet, though.
 
 
After lunch and two long (thankfully) naps, we packed up and went over to Nan's and Pops' house for some swimming (for the kids) and snacks.   The kids made themselves right at home around the snack tables. 
 
 
 
 
I even managed to sneak away and soak my legs in the hot tub for awhile - it was HEAVEN!  I'm not sure why I didn't think of that sooner.
 

 

The kids successfully pulled out all the outdoor toys to use in the swimming pool.  They had a lot of fun running around in their new water shoes and jumping in and out of the pool.


 

They also got Adam to take them through the 'trail' over to the baseball diamond for awhile...


 

...Adam was very excited about this.


 

After a delicious BBQ dinner, Nan and Pops brought out an assortment of ice cream and ice cream toppings...because the kids probably weren't quite full from the constant afternoon snacking and hamburger dinners they just finished.

Ella got a little carried away with the sprinkles on her ice cream.

 
 
Harrison didn't really care about the sprinkles.  He was just happy to have the ice cream.
 

 
 

The kids played on the deck for a few minutes before they were hosed down (kidding, they went for baths).  There was an interesting game of 'farmers carrying cows to another farm in the tractor's waggon' going on.  I would have liked to watch that play out a little longer.


 
 
After baths, Harrison went to bed, but Ella got to stay up for a camp-fire...
 

 
 
 
 
...sparklers...
 

 
 

...marshmallows...


She's a little hesitant to take the toasted marshmallow because it looked 'dirty'.
 
 
...and fireworks.  It may have been the latest we've ever let her stay up, and she was pretty excited.  I'm not 100% decided yet, but it may have been slightly more exciting for us to watch her do something she really, really wanted to do.




Thanks for reading :D


1 comment:

  1. That seems like the most perfect Camada Day to me! :)

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