Monday, August 20, 2007

"This is fun".....did I get any sleep?

So our weekend was filled with all around fun......On Friday afternoon Nana Anna and I took the girls to Neill Public Library.....you know I had never taken the girls to the Library....anyway we walked in and immediately found the children's librarian....and she showed us and the girls around the children's sections of the library and all the play areas....she was great....they also have programs for all the girls on Wednesdays....we will be going to those...sounds like so much fun.....and they have these really cool check out items called LOCKER Boxes....they are themed activity boxes that contain books, DVDs, activities and any other items for the kids to learn with that pertain to the topic of the LOCKER Box....So we checked one out "Eat and Play"....its really cool and tonight we are to start the activities.....We are so excited....MJ loved the library so much that she didn't want to leave....we whined all the way to the car.....poor girl....

Friday night I headed downtown with Anna and Sindy to do a little wine tasting....I haven't been in so long it was nice.....then we met up with Shawn, Jerry, the girls and the Gecas' at the Lentil Festival......we all has some free Lentil Chile...So good....we also met up with Chris, Miranda and Holden......So great to see some of our friends....

Saturday morning I was up early.....it was shopping morning....Wal-Mart, Winco and the Farmers Market.....I went with Sindy and Anna....we got it all done by 9.30am......oh and I had the best Orange Roll I have ever had at the Farmers Market.....I really hope the stand we got them at has them again this Saturday.....After we got home it was salsa making time again.....yup we made another batch.....I just love fresh salsa.....this batch turned out great.....Joe, Erin, Jade, Cole and Sally came over Saturday afternoon for playing in the pool and spending some time together before Shawn heads out on Wednesday.....We had a really good time....Shawn, Joe and Jerry set up our tent in the back yard.....we decided it would be fun to camp with the girls......Jerry set up his tent too.....So after dinner we started out mock camping trip.....we got the beds set up in the tent.....we started a campfire and made s'mores......I LOVE S'mores....and of course for mine I used Hersey's Special Dark Chocolate.....man talk about tasty.....then after teeth brushing and cleaning up sticky marshmallows we were off to bed in the tent.....the girls slept together in 1 sleeping bag and Shawn, Lila and I attempted to sleep in our double sleeping bag......all was pretty good until MJ started talking and getting up, walking around the tent....then we would tell her to lay back down....and she would for about 5 min (long enough for me to fall asleep) and then she would be back up running around and talking.....finally after about and hour or more of this Shawn went and grabbed another sleeping bag and laid with her....I think he literally had to snuggle with her to get her to stay in bed....Ahhh Peace and Quite.....Plus Lila and I then had the whole sleeping back to ourselves....and wouldn't you know it....Lila slept until 6.00am....Must have been because she was sleeping with me....when we finally woke up around 7.00am or soo we had a traditional morning campfire.....and of course it then started raining.....we headed inside for some hot cocoa....and coffee.....then we were off to breakfast at Great Gram and Great Grandads.....we had a wonderful meal, Nana made a pie, Shawn and Jerry worked on a frame in the shop and then we were off to home for naps, dinner and bedtime.....ahhh what a great weekend!

August 2007 Camping

2 comments:

Georgiana said...

Great Pictures... Love MJ.. What a girl... She is so cute... Kiara must like to camp if she went to sleep or she was just tired from swimming all day. Wish I was there for the hot Chocolate.... Mom

Erin said...

thanks again for a great weekend! sounds like camping pretty much turned out - the hot cocoa looks so appetizing right now - it's pouring down rain - ugh! have a good day!