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I hope 'owl' see you again!

We’ve been having a major heat wave here lately.  To the point that people from Alberta as well as Ontario have been telling me this is hotter than what they’re used to (and I always thought both those provinces had much hotter summer temps than us).  It’s just that it’s gone on for such a long stretch.  We had a very small amount of rain maybe a week or two ago and I was so not used to rain anymore that I literally felt like I didn’t know what to do!  It’s crazy, because usually in June we’d have a fair bit of rain, but we had little rain in May AND June this month, and as far as I know there’s no end of this heat in sight.
It’s been great in some ways, because we’ve been using the yard a ton and getting out to the park a lot.  I love feeling like we’re not stuck indoors due to rain, we have way more than our fair share of rain most of the time.  But this heat is getting brutal, and today felt so warm that it was hard to be outside at all.  Inside is hot, too, and right now I’m upstai…

A graduation surprise party

Last Wednesday was Andrew’s Kindergarten graduation.  My ‘baby boy’ is going into Grade One in the fall, how did that happen so fast?!  Where did this past year go?!!  It’s crazy to think about.  It literally feels like yesterday that we were checking out the school and we weren’t even sure if it was where we wanted Andrew to go, and now he’s done his whole first year and I don’t worry for one second that it was the wrong place for him to be, because it was a completely positive first year experience.  I love his school and all the staff, I couldn’t imagine not having got to know the people that we did this school year.
James and I went to the ceremony while my mom stayed with the girls, since they would be napping at least through part of it.  The ceremony was nice, just done in the classroom so fairly low key.  I had felt teary beforehand but didn’t have tears during the ceremony.  It was just really cute watching the kids go up when their name was called, and have the teacher tell u…

Father's Day weekend

I’ve been so bad about writing things down lately, I HAVE to change that…
Last Friday (not yesterday!) Andrew gave James an early Father’s Day card, to let him know that on Saturday (the day before Father’s Day) they’d be going to see Marvel Live at the Pacific Coliseum.  Andrew and I got the tickets for it all the way back in January so it was exciting to finally be giving the gift.  They went and had a great time together.  The show sounded really awesome, with lots of stunts and tons of fire and explosions (Andrew was very excited when telling me, ‘The fire was actual REAL fire, too, Mommy, it wasn’t fake!’)  It was a perfect Father/Son thing to do to celebrate!  
While they were at the show I struggled to get the girls to nap, finally got them down and then my aunt and uncle came over for a little visit.  I rarely ever get to chat with them without the interruption of the kids, so it was nice to be able to sit outside with a glass of wine and just talk.  I had to wake Margaret and E…

Better late than never!

(Written on June 18th…)
Last Saturday we had good intentions and had hoped to get the kids out but decided instead to just stick close to home.  I did a bit of a grocery shop, which I don’t tend to do on the weekend usually but we were running low on quite a few things.  We had my parents over for dinner that night and spent a lot of time in the backyard.
On Sunday we decided to cross something off our Summer Bucket List.  We took the kids to New Brighton Park.  We’ve gone past the park quite a few times and tried to go once last year but parking was insane and we had to go somewhere else.  We left early and got there by 10am, and managed to get a parking spot but I think within another half an hour there would have been none.  I don’t know if they don’t allot much parking to prevent the park from getting overcrowded or what, but despite the full parking lots, it really didn’t feel busy.  The kids enjoyed the playground, and then we took them to the outdoor pool for a while, which they …