This summer has been so perfect. There are lots of weeks that seem to rush by, but overall I feel like we have squeezed in so much fun over the last few months.
Here is what we have been up to:
Park Dates: I seriously could throw a rock and hit 4 different parks from our house. I love that Lethbridge has so much invested in kids having fun outdoors. This picture is from one of the only rainy days this month when we met Nicole and her littles at Henderson. We stuck it out and the kids had fun despite the dreary weather, and we introduced Roman to the joys of toffee nut steamed milks
We have hit up the Raymond pool a few more times as well. It is totally worth the 20 minute drive and wearing a bathing suit in public.
Side note: take older cousins with young kids and they do everything together. Scores.
Of course, we went camping again. This time was for my birthday, and we had a great crew! About 10 people didn’t show who were going to, but it rained buckets at night so I can’t say I blame them. We all went and bought new floaties and were SO bummed that the weather didn’t cooperate with us using them .
Danielle picked me up after work and we drove down in the dark…and rain…and lightning…and frogs. She and her awesome little Soul got us there safe and sound!
No joke, Tyler made the best corn ever with my birthday supper. Gracie crushed this thing in no time flat!
I really appreciated that people drove 2 hours each way to come sit in the rain with me. Poor Jeremy arrived in a monsoon only to have to leave 12 hours later. C’est la vie!
We went to one of our favourite summer/fall spots, the Robinpick Berry Farm for the petting zoo and play yard. The girls can have fun there for hours, and the people who run it are just the sweetest. Somehow the owner even remembered they love the rainbow popsicles and dug two out of the back of the freezer!
This week is Whoop Up days, so we headed out for the parade. It was raining that morning so we slept in, but when the sun came out we changed our minds late minute. Unfortunately that meant we didn’t get a front row seat, but thankfully friends had a spot for the girls up front. They loved the horses, floats and free swag. Abby especially loved the trance like music coming from the Jewish Temple float!
After a long nap, we tackled the fair grounds for Whoop Up days that evening. The girls were both big enough to go on a lot of rides, and Abby even tried out some of the ” big kid” rides with me. I haven’t been on rides in years, and I am sure I had just as much fun as she did! Turns out the girls are both almost fearless.
We let them do any ride they wanted, eat what they wanted and would have let them stay as long as they wanted, but at 9pm we eventually coaxed them out to go home. They had a ton of fun, and can’t wait for next year!
This morning we found a pancake breakfast that ended at 11 ( we do not get up early enough to get anywhere much before 10) and met Rachel and Beckett there. The girls packed back pancakes and sausages while listening to an old cowboy sing some mellow tunes. It was actually really nice sitting in the sun and listening to old songs. We may or may not even try to get up early enough to hit the one at the hospital tomorrow!
That is our last two weeks or so have looked like. Next week we are headed to Whitefish, and are going to try renting at a campground before we start our (condo) vacation at Meadow Lake. Hopefully it will be fun!