Okay, so we didn’t actually break up, stop being so dramatic!
The fact is, Summer is my favorite season and thanks to my ever evolving career (standard work week – yeah, shift work – BOOOO) I’ve tried to max my time outside as much as possible.
So let’s catch up, shall we?
For starters, this guy –
Has grown into this guy….
And folks, that photo is over a month old. The most recent check-up revealed that Roman is a fighting 33 kgs and Cane is 27 kgs!!!! He’s only six months old. I’m actually thinking about using him as a sled dog to get me to work this winter!
Naturally we watched ball. M&M was on a kick-ass team and had a very successful season at a number of tournaments, not to mention the Super-Duper Nationals in Nova Scotia in August. They won. Of course.
As you can see, she picked #22 because it is the date of the birth of her favorite Aunt. She’s so thoughtful that way. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.
During the skills competition in Nationals she won for fastest runner.
Which is why THIS is such a dangerous posture for the opposing team.
First Born Son took to the field for his final year in ball.
And he had a great season! Lost in the finals for the A-Side Championship, but hey, going down swinging means there’s no shame in the game! He’s also had some other big events in his life.
Sumthin’ missin’ here? THE BRACES ARE GONE! We are really proud of the fact that he’s done so well in caring for this teeth, which meant the braces could come off early for all the late summer/early fall activities on the calendar.
However, we are still paying for the braces…… For a couple of months…. Seems wrong don’t it?
With a family wedding coming up, we needed a suit for FBS. Thankfully, my Dad was able to help us out with this!
With as much experience as my father has in selling suits, NOT taking him was not an option. Watching him flip through the fabric actually made my eyes a little leaky! Love how FBS is ROCKIN’ the running shoes, shorts and jacket look!
Second Born Son had easily the BEST. SUMMER. EVER. After starting with a party for his Confirmation….
…he only had a few short weeks until he left for camp….
…where the first thing they do is check for lice. I’ll give you a moment to scratch your scalp.
He also got his trip to Canada’s Wonderland, with his best bud, (who also went camping with him).
The two of them mastered the rides. While The Big Guy and I waved from the ground in a couple of instances.
This is Leviathan. It’s stupid big. We STARTED our day on this ride, and the boys ended their day with it. It’s so big, that when you think you should be at the top of the first big hill you look up and realize, you’re only half-way to the top!!!!
That is my child up there. I could not fit the top and the bottom of the hill in this frame. They loved it. I am apparently getting old.
We also enjoyed the prerequisite trips to the beach. We love laying out on a blanket and enjoying the sand. Until some ass comes along and parks right in front of us with la-z-boy style “beach chairs” that obliterate our view of the water. We’ve decided to stick with the more secluded beaches from now on!
Then there is “The Party”. We decided to have a pork roast this summer, which coincided with our 20th Wedding Anniversary.
Yup – did it up right. Got a tent, tables, and waited for the friends and family to arrive! Some even stayed over. We had our own little tent city!
Needless to say, the highlight was the pig. My parents had pork roasts on our farm and I’ve always remembered how much fun we had, and how good the food was!
SBS could have done without the head on the pig, but Roman didn’t seem to mind! Some wanted to contribute and brought their own favorite salads…
So if anyone left hungry, it was their own damn fault! We had a fire pit that night and enjoyed a huge breakfast in the morning for those who stayed overnight. The kids are ready to do it again.
I think I’ll need a year to think about it!
The boys and I headed to the beach with LS’s family and my parents.
The beach is my father’s favorite place. It’s a genetic thing as I’m pretty much ready to live near water NOW! The weather was perfect and the kids had a blast. ALL the kids…
**STYLE NOTE** LS has buzzed 85% of her hair off. And yes, she’s rocking it!
When I had to back to work (shift work – BOOOO) the boys had a little fun in Toronto.
The Hobbit House made out of Lego – such a wonderful, family-oriented place, Fan Expo…
…uh…ahem, where exactly is your hand my husband????
Okay, we’ll wrap this up now. Suffice it to say that it’s been a jam-packed summer and with the “fun” associated with back to school – FBS in Grade 11 (sniff sniff) and SBS entering Grade 8 (whaaaaaaa) I’m just starting to catch my breath now!!!
Would love to hear below how you spent your summer!