Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Those Summer Nights

These are the sunset clouds outside our house the other night. Kennedy came running upstairs saying, "look at that, look at the pink, take a picture, take a picture!" so of course, I grabbed my camera and snapped a few.

Here are Kennedy & Daddy enjoying the sunset together on the deck. What a beautiful ending to a beautiful day...

We had another bonfire tonight - Kennedy is obsessed with burning sticks in the fire: holding it in there until it lights, blowing it out and repeating the process. Hope we don't have a future pyro on our hands! :)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

First Weekend of Summer Vacation

Yesterday we headed down to New River Beach for the big sand sculpture contest - it was a nice day, not too hot with a slight breeze. We loved looking at all the sculptures (although Kennedy just wanted to get down and play in the sand...) and we had a picnic on the beach. Afterward we went down to the blueberry stand to visit Nana B and have some ice cream. On the way home, we stopped at a few places I've always wanted to photograph and I got some great photos. Here are a few, starring Ms. Kennedy of course most of the time...

Cool Slideshows!

Today we are going canoeing - I really must get back to studying statistics one of these days!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Summer Days Are Here!

"No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks"
Remember singing that song on the last day of school??

Well today was the official "last day of school" and I am excited to have the kiddos home for the summer. A couple of days ago, Kennedy's class had a fun day where the kids went for a walk, did some outdoor activities, and got their faces painted. She looked so cute when she came home after school I had to take a few pictures. Here are a few photos from that day, including her last ever homework for grade three. I love her little hands when they are doing her school work. Click on the pages of the little book to look through the pictures.

Cool Slideshows!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Three and a Half Days Left of Grade Three

One of the last times Kennedy will be doing her cursive writing and spelling homework for grade three:

Look at the quiet intensity while she does her spelling in cursive writing:

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day 2007

We had a nice relaxing morning then we were off on our quest to get a chimney/fire pit for the backyard. Kennedy LOVES camp fires and eating toasted marshmallows, so we decided to get a pit for the backyard. Mom & Dad came over for supper and stayed for the inaugural run of our backyard chimney.

Kennedy with Nana & Papa, just after Dad lit 'er up for the first time:
Kennedy Mom & Dad at the backyard firepit

Marshmallow Haze:
Marshmallow Haze

Sticky Fingers:
Sticky Fingers

The Two Favorite Dads in my life:

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Day Trip To Nana & Papa's Trailer

Kennedy & I took off up to visit Mom & Dad today. We stopped on the way and took some great photos and took the Gondola Point ferry at Kennedy's insistence both ways. It was a nice relaxing day and I think we will be seeing them again on Father's Day tomorrow for a special dinner.

The road up to Mom & Dad's trailer:

Kennedy on the Gondola Point Ferry; there's nothing more fun than hopping out to look at the water on the way across!
Kennedy on the Gondola Point Ferry

Friday, June 15, 2007

Sandbox Fun

Kennedy's Corner of the Deck
Kennedy loves to play in the sand and we love to encourage her to do anything that doesn't involve a screen (although she very much comes naturally by that between her father & I and her two brothers!!!), so we set up her little sand table today and cleared away all the icky spider webs and stuff so she could get onto it when she got home. She had fun making sand tunnels and getting dirty.

I love the little lines she says about what she's doing...she cracks me up!

Field Day!

Kennedy is very excited today because it is "Field Day" at her school. Ryan & Kyle used to get really excited about it back in the day as well, because that school does an amazing job and a lot of fun things with the kids. She woke up this morning saying, "Happy Field Day, Mama!" A good dose of sunscreen, a hat, and way more energy than I ever have this early in the morning and she bounded down the front stairs and was off to have a blast at Field Day. I'm still on coffee number one; after writing almost 6 hours of exams yesterday, I need more than one.

This weekend is my first weekend "off" of crazy studying for a while with 2 exams down and a week before my stats exam, so you never know what Kennedy & I will be up to; I'll post some pictures later on in the weekend. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Our Weekend

We started out yesterday with a trip to Rockwood Park to feed squirrels, go on a nature walk, play in the sand at the beach and go to the playground:
Kennedy & Daddy feed the hungry squirrels! We have been feeding those squirrels for ages - they will eat right out of your hand at times. Kennedy loves feeding them and gets extremely aggravated when the pigeons fly in to try and get some food, she claps and chases them away!
Holding onto Daddy's hand with both hands - he keeps her safe from all the bugs!

Higher Dad, higher!!!

Today was Kennedy's flower-planting and GIANT BUBBLES Day!

"Look at that!"

This is Kennedy getting frustrated when the bubbles don't work!

"Watch this! Cool!"

Here she is planting her impatiens and geraniums:

Poor Kennedy, she picked the wrong mommy to have to be interested in gardening - my thumb is BLACK!!

She is very proud of her beautiful flowers and we are very proud of our beautiful flower.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Kennedy Is Now A Guide

They used to call this a "Flying Up" Ceremony when I was in Brownies; however, it is now simply called "Advancement Ceremony". Kennedy had her last night as a Brownie and moved up to Guides, which will start in the fall. I remember making pretty wings and walking over a bridge when I was a kid - now they line up and give each other "high fives". It's a different world! She was very cute and very excited about it, though. She wanted to go to the Girl Guide store to buy her Guide shirt after Brownies, even though it doesn't start until the fall and the shop was definitely closed at 8:30pm!

Here's a quick clip of Ms. Kennedy movin' on up:

Kennedy Goes To Guides on Vimeo