Saturday, July 31, 2010

Little J

He's such a booger. He wanted me to take a picture of his pool-slicked hair, but it rapidly became a giggle-fest.

Good thing he's cute :)

Chokecherry jelly

Making chokecherry jelly. Set up the big boiling water canner on the Coleman stove outside, which was good for not heating up the kitchen, but not so great for keeping the jelly hot while pouring it into the jars...

First batch turned out great. Next batch I think we'll do inside...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Just a little getaway.

A Friday departure to the campground where my parents have their trailer.

A LOT of rain.

A day trip to Mississauga for Krispy Kreme doughnuts!

A quick visit with Princess Maya.

Some swimming fun.

A drive down the highway and a ferry ride to the cottage.

More swimming fun.

5 days in total, but wonderful days all.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Heat Wave!

We're really appreciating the pool right now in this heat wave, but at 85F it's almost bathwater-like. What a difference from last summer's weather!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Another summer camp adventure for the Princess


Using papa's gigantic canoe pack to haul her summer camp gear. Off to summer camp - week 1.


I'm scrapbooking today, dappled sunshine through the windows, Manhattan Transfer blaring from Grooveshark. I'm a terribly messy scrapbooker, but there is such satisfaction in putting our stories to paper. I don't want to be as much a mystery to my grandchildren as my grandparents are to me.

Friday, July 2, 2010

July 2, Amazing Sky

Red sky at night, sailor's delight... wonder what orangey-purple means?

Our neighbour was outside photographing it too. The whole street was bathed in a strange orangey light. It was magical.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Fireworks at the community centre of our wee village, always an amazing show.

Happy Canada Day!