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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Trampoline & Water Balloons

…make a winning combination Here’s Blake and three of his big friends.  They are very good to him and he holds his own with the bigger kids. We hope you can watch this one, Grandma! Cleet, Wrenzi, Stina and Blake on the tramp:

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Slip and Slide

It’s my birthday.  The Shanghai sun shone down on us and we had a beautiful day.  It started with a run, moved on to a breakfast with the family, next there was a Links family fun day followed by an afternoon in our friend’s backyard complete with slip and slide.  Here are some pictures and … Continue reading »

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Piggy Toes

We spent the afternoon at a friends house today and Blake found some nail polish.  Next thing we knew… and then this… When (if) it’s time to take it off, we’ll have to head back to Chele’s house, because we don’t have any nail polish remover at our house.

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Camping

Yesterday afternoon we bought this: It’s a super awesome purple 3 man tent ready for a campout tonight to celebrate a good friend’s birthday. Blake has had an absolutely brilliant time in that thing.  He ran in the tent, played in the tent, ate and drank in the tent and this afternoon, he even napped … Continue reading »

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An afternoon at the park…

Blake goes up. Grandma comes down. Blake masters the sand digger.  He’s been working on it for years. Dad looks on. Scott, Grandma Pat, Gaye, Blake.

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Nana Tree

Some lovely friends in Shanghai thoughtfully arranged for a grandma tree for Blake in our yard. My friend Emmy wrote, “One of the very best things about our Shanghai Family is that our children get to know each other as their second family in the world.”  Scott, Blake and I are so, so, so, so … Continue reading »

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We love Grandpa!

Happy birfday dear Grandpa.  Happy birfday to you!!!

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Bzzzz!

There’s a  terrific screened in back porch at my parents house and it’s lovely to sit out back and not be irritated by any insects.  **Side note, Blake can’t say mosquitoes, he says mojitos, which makes those pesky bugs sound a lot more fun. ** The other night we went out back and heard a … Continue reading »

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golfing

The weather in Canada has been surprisingly warm for mid May.  We’ve spent a lot of time outside walking and playing with my dad.  The other day we tried mini putt for the first time.  Blake enjoyed it.  He raced through the course at record speed, barely allowing the ball to stop.  He also was … Continue reading »

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Ontario Science Center

Peg, Dad, Scott, Blake and myself took a trip to the Ontario Science Center to take our minds off things.  To say Blake LOVED it, is a huge understatement.  There was a construction site that you could work on that was pure heaven for this little builder.  Other highlights included an enormous marble run, maybe … Continue reading »

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