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Monthly Archives: July 2012

The doctor will see you now

My sister bought a Fisher Price doctor kit for Blake at the end of the summer.  He quickly informed her that he would need a new doctor’s coat as well, and so she bought him that too.   Aren’t aunties great??  The whole family received check ups before we left and we are in mostly … Continue reading »

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My little Salamander

We signed Blake up for Sea Otters early on in the summer and he had so much fun that we signed him up for Salamanders the very next week.  He had the same lovely teacher, Jen.  Yay!  And a new and equally interesting bunch of classmates. heading to the deep end with their noodles working … Continue reading »

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A visit to Wonderland

Peggy, Scotty, Blake and I went to Wonderland on our second to last full day in Canada.  It was a long, full, fun day of play for all four of us. We went on many rides, had a picnic lunch by a wooden playground, spent hours in the waterpark and finished with a rousing game … Continue reading »

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Making Muffins

Grandma, Blake and I made some bran muffins yesterday.  1/3 chocolate chip, 1/3 craisin and 1/3 rhubarb.  Blake loves baking and he was especially excited about grandma’s mixer.  We don’t have anything quite so powerful in our kitchen. Blake has always loved the texture of flour.  It’s so soft and silky.  By the time these … Continue reading »

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Soccer Team

Here is Blake’s soccer team 2012 – the Blue Jays. Ty, Turner, Natalie, Coach Jess, Marin, and Blake. There are some kids missing.  Cameron, Justin, & Joel, and their second coach, Coach Sue.

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Last blastball pics and some by the falls

Last at-bat of the year. Which was followed by his last thrown bat of the year.  Watch out! The blue box highlights the flying bat.  The red arrow indicates the kid that Blake ran over to get the ball when they were fielding.  Poor wee thing, nearly got hit by a flying bat and then … Continue reading »

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The beginning of the end

*sob* Tonight was our last Blastball.  Tomorrow is our last soccer.  And Thursday is our last swimming lesson.  There are so many things to squeeze into such a short time.  I need to learn how to make Pat’s bran muffins, eat as much Ontario corn as humanly possible, drink in the sunshine and blue skies, … Continue reading »

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Dad and Peg come to St Marys

Today’s agenda took us to swimming lessons, then lunch, then the barn and home.  Busy and fun! I love this picture! Who’s the naughty one in the middle with his tongue out? The four of us are playing Labyrinth.  That’s been the game of the summer.  It’s a winner because Blake loves it and it … Continue reading »

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Blake and Little Bear

Each summer for the past four summers we have visited Erin, Kirsten and Gilly out at the farm where they ride.  Each year Blake has ridden a sweet natured pony named Little Bear.  He has come to think of Little Bear as his own and often tells our friends back in Shanghai all about ‘his’ … Continue reading »

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Sharon and Tony

Two of my best friends from Shanghai came to Stratford for a few days.  I got to hang out with them 3 days in a row!!  We ate, we shopped, we played, we biked!  It was WONDERFUL seeing them again.  Friends like the Dents makes me so happy.  We see each other once a year … Continue reading »

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