Well I haven't written a good blog post in a while so I thought I would bombard you with pictures and stories of what has been going on in the world of Gillis. We kicked off summer with a trip to shining waters.. I was really busy having fun to bother with too many pictures but I did take a few. Sweet pea was miss scaredy cat with almost everything. She went on these little cars meant for toddlers and looked to be having fun until she looked like this....
I don't know if she suddenly decided that the ride was going a little too long or what but they had to stop the ride for her! Silly girl. Since that was the first ride she had been on, she was timid the rest of the day. Although I did get her to go on one of the water slides with me and she had fun there. She also had fun playing in the water at the wading pool.
The rest of the kids had a blast though! They ran all over the place exploring the woods and going on rides!
My sister and her family joined us and Sweetpea was so very happy to have her bestest bud G with us.
And Sweet pea caught this gigantic fish... no not really... actually when she saw we were walking towards it she wanted to go a different way but I convinced her that it was okay. That face tells you everything she's thinking... "Mom says it's okay but I don't really believe her...."
Last week we also to a trip up to Cavendish to the Avonlea village. Here I took lots of video but for some reason only one picture. Here Sweet Pea is making her letters on an old slate in the school house.
When we aren't out roaming the roads, the kids have plenty of stuff to do here at home. We are doing a bit of schoolwork during the summer. Just some reading and some ancient history. Here's Jules with her cuneiform and hieroglyphic writing.
We also have some great kids who live next door and they are always over playing. Last week they decided to have a lemonade stand/yard sale. They made signs and sold cookies, lemonade and random toys. What I didn't know was the signs that they made said things like "Raising money for Africa" "Every dollar you spend goes to Africa" Here I was watching from the house and wondering why when people stopped they gave money even without buying something. One guy gave them 5 dollars for a blue crayon. Another woman gave them 7 dollars for a little tealight candle holder one of the girls had made. They made about 130 dollars in two days and gave me the money to take to Africa. What sweeties!
And then there was Canada Day last weekend. We celebrated the day by going to the beach, having a bbq and seeing fireworks with our good friend Holly and her girlies.
While we were relaxing at her house for supper the kids were just begging to come down to the shore and get good seats for the fireworks. Then we had some time to wait so I took pictures! Here's me and my hunny!