Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Snapshots of Summer 2011

Fall has struck with a vengeance in Southern Ontario. Yesterday, the first day of school, my poor babies nearly froze in their summer-y "first day" outfits. Today dawned cold, gloomy and rainy. I think the weather-man has forgotten that the calendar says it's still summer! So today I've decided it's time for a pictoral retrospective of summer 2011, if only to bring a little sunshine to my mood.
The summer started with just a few days hanging out at home in London, before we were on our way to NB!

Grandma had a feast and all the cousins waiting for us when we arrived after two long days of driving.

We spent some time at the new Q-plex with Jill and Charlie and friends.

Connor was happy to see his buddy Aidan again this summer.

Movie night — while Moms and Dads and grandparents played Wizard upstairs.

Papa put Connor to work.

And started Janelle's training!

Ahhhh... Water fun at the cottage!

Janelle was happy to be part of it all this year — no broken arm this time!

Craziness at Grandma's house!

Sweet little Hailey — She loves those berries!

Janelle and Jillian had a great time at camp at Caton's Island!

Heading home on the barge!

Ready for Grandma's 70th birthday bash!

Time to celebrate the other two birthdays — Charlie and Janelle!

Jill made Janelle a special card!

Charlie caught a tiny fish, but with some creative camera tricks...

We made it look like quite a catch!

Hanging out with Nana in Freddy Beach!

Nana brought a cake for Janelle to the cottage.

We had family pictures taken for Grandma's birthday.

We took a trip to Hopewell Rocks, since our New Brunswick born kids had never been there.

On the way home we visited the Hartland Bridge, which the kids had also never seen — shameful!

We were home to celebrate Janelle's "real" birthday!

And in time for a visit from Grampie and Grammie and the Labelles.

After that our vacation flew by! Connor and Janelle went to Kids Camp at our church. Connor spent a week at basketball camp. And we had a couple of weeks mostly hanging out at home. The summer flew by, school has begun, and fall is just around the corner. But I'm still not ready for this fall weather!

1 comment:

  1. Great Pics Leanne !!! Wow, Two days and Two updates to the Blog - very impressive.