Wednesday, August 02, 2017

end of the year adventures

 So again, these are all my cellphone pictures I'm blogging. You're going to have to relive everything when I blog the camera pictures. BUT...

...Larry had been begging me to take him to Cultus Lake Waterslides and the Adventure Park. So once they finished classes, we pulled the other kids out of school and headed for the lake!

Ever since his class trip to Playland, David has been itching to go try out some rides. This place is unexpectedly big.

Funnily enough, the boys spent most of the time sleeping in the shade. Not David, he's just here for the photo op.

It's been a year of hanging out with family

I was looking through the blog this afternoon, and you know? I've spent a lot of time with my family this year. And in my mind, that makes this a pretty good year.

The weather finally turned for good and so we got the pool out.

Just in time for some visitors who were pretty excited about it.

In particular Adelaide loves the pool. We can pretty much get her to do anything if we promise to throw her in the pool afterwards.

Ruben likes splashing his arms in the water, but aside from that, he's not really interested. On the other hand, he loves these cars.

Squirting the people on the deck.


I happened to see that the Alumni Department was having a meet up at one of the Lion's preseason games. You know I was ALL OVER that!

 I guess we kind of missed the meet up. I didn't really know who the other alumni were, but that's okay. The game was awesome. SO MUCH action.

 And we were actually really close, so we got to see some of my favorite players up close.

 Course, you can't really get any good shots of the game from up in the stands, so we just took selfies.

 Using an upside down popcorn bucket as a drum.

Also, at the game I found out that you can get a kids' pass to the Lions' games for $10. Actually, all summer, kids tickets are $5. But for $10 you get a whole bunch of team loot and a free ticket. Then I found out that tickets are buy 2 get 2 in the entertainment book. So we'll be at another game before you know it!

What do you do when it's sports day, your team's colour is red and you literally have nothing red to wear? Go for serious jock.

 While Lizzie was workin' up a sweat, I drove to Point Roberts for the second time in a week to pick up a teacher gift. Everyone wants to fill up on gas in Point Roberts...

 Then, we took Tommy up Grouse Mountain cause it was time to use those passes.

What a beautiful day to be on the mountain.

 We were really excited.

 Our friends were meeting us at the top, so we hung out here to admire the view.

 And a light snooze.

 And then we went off to enjoy some snow!

 The bears are up, so we went in search of them too.

 We found them too.

 Then I built a snowman.

 Which Tommy promptly stole and attempted to kill.

 By this time the bugs were coming out. Our late winter means that the little black flies are late out, and they are HORRID this season. We tried to sit on the balcony but Griffin and I didn't last long before we had to run in and hide.

 I was a little late making it to the car, and Tommy was missing when I got there. ha ha ha.