Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cutie pie

We did get to see Ruben and Ada more than I thought we would this summer.

Which was wonderful.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Back to school hair

This year Elisabeth wanted more wow in her hair. We talked about it for a long time and I had her look through Pinterest before we bought the colours. She settled on green, teal, and purple. And then she coerced me into colouring her hair.

 I can't believe how pretty the colours look on her.

 She was pretty stoked about it too. Though she refused to go in the pool again once it was done LOL

It's not a perfect job, but considering it was my first attempt at this much colour, I was pretty proud of myself. Now that the purple is almost gone you can see the different between the green and teal much better. Still loving it (this blogged from January 18, so it's been almost six months since we coloured it! the purple goes on virgin hair, we bleach for the green and blue, so it lasts almost the year).

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Camping the last

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and so too did our camping trip. Even Cubby was singing the blues over the end of our trip.

 The kids mourned the end of our mini holiday by having marshmallows for breakfast.

 And the big kids helped take our tent down.


So much epicness in these boys.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

More Camping (Cause I take a lot of pictures) (this should not come as a surprise to anybody)

One of the things I love about camping is the early mornings. I'm usually the first person awake. If we're allowed a fire, I start one. Then I read. There's no other responsibilities for me.

Eventually, Cubby and Denis come out of their trailer and Cubby always sits with me.

One by one, the rest of our family comes out. Sometimes Elisabeth takes Cubby's place.

Camping is super relaxed. I try to read a book a day.

There was a car show in Harrison and the boys really wanted to go. We girls weren't super stoked, but there is that delicious coffee shop in Harrison annnnnnnd I do like classic cars. So in the end we went.

They've spent a lot of money in Harrison over the last two years improving their waterfront.

I'm a sucker for a good wagon.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Hey wait, we DID go camping this year!

Though we didn't get to do our usual trip, for various reasons, we did make time for a quick weekend at Bridal Falls with our usual camping cohort. This year, there was a new pool to check out.

This one seems more geared towards the smaller crowd since there's a really shallow end (like 18 inches) with fountains and a ledge to sit on.

We quite liked it!

 Oh yeah, and I think the temperature of the water was a bit warmer too.

 Okay, probably too many pictures of his face, but he's so cute!

 What you mean we have to leave the pool?

Luckily, there's no better place to get my reading in than beside the pool. And, now that they're big, I don't really have to do much entertaining or supervising. So I really can just read.

 Then it was back to the site to do more reading.

 It's no wonder we love camping so much. Aside from when I'm sick, it's pretty much the only time we slow down.

 Heh. Mine and Elisabeth's air mattress had a hole in it.

She made up for the lack of comfort with a chocolate breakfast in bed.

 Another day, some more pool time...

 My cousin Michelle came to visit, bringing her partner Shawn and their new puppy (OMG we were in LOVE!)

 We hoped that if Andrew held her, he'd fall in love too. You can tell from his face that didn't happen.

Although I think he did warm up to her a little bit.