Summer solstice was June 20th, the longest day of the year. It was also the first day of our first camping trip! And the first day for Sara and Sky to break in the new Slip 'n' Slide! We've been busy since summer officially started - and also blessed with some wonderful, sunny days! Here are some pictures of our summer fun so far.
When I first set up the Slip 'n' Slide, Sky wasn't so sure he wanted anything to do with sliding on that cold, slippery plastic! So, this is how he spent the time while he was getting used to the idea!
Sara, on the other hand, got right on there and was sliding away! She's usually my more cautious child, so I was pleasantly surprised to see her leading the way!
WIPEOUT! Sky finally decided to give it a try - it was more slippery than he thought!!
After coming home from last weekend's camping trip, Joshua had to leave right away for a week long business trip up in Edmonton. He was home for about 3 hours - long enough to help me empty the car, set up the tent in the backyard so it could dry out, mow the lawn and pack a new bag. So, the kids and I spent 5 long days alone. Things went fairly well, but it's never fun to have the man of the house gone for that long. I spent the first couple of days doing laundry and drying out and packing away all the camping equipment. Whew! What a job!
On Wednesday, I took the kids to the zoo with my friend, Trina, and her two kids. Eric is 4, and Katelyn is 2. Here are the four of them, humouring me for a group shot!
I talk about Trina a lot, so I decided to post a picture of her this time!
I thought this was a cute shot of Sara taking a picture with her pink camera! The kids are watching the otters swim.This one's my favourite!
That was out big adventure for the week. Thursday I had to go for an ultrasound on my abdomen/gallbladder. A couple of months ago, I was out for dinner with Trina and another friend, Penny. I was having pain so bad that I couldn't even stand up straight, my face was white as a sheet, and I was shaking and sweating. Penny ended up driving me home that night. (And I had to figure out a way to go get my car the next day!) It was drama, let me tell you! I've had similar episodes, to a lesser degree, for the past few years. So, I decided to ask a doctor about it. After hearing my symptoms that night and my family history, he ordered the ultrasound and some bloodwork. Well, the ultrasound found NO gallstones and everything else looked really healthy and normal! So, who knows... Maybe I was just crazy, like Joshua told me...
Friday I spent the day cleaning and doing MORE laundry. All this summer activity sure produces a lot of dirty laundry! But, it's worth it - we get so little summer around here... Daddy finally came home around 6 p.m. Yay! We grilled hamburgers for supper and just enjoyed being a family of 4 again.