Summer part 2

Before my memory of summer fades, I better share the rest of our adventure to the Okanagan.  It was a trip with our whole family this time (Daddy came with us) and we had so much fun stopping along the way.

We stopped at Mara Lake cause Sophia saw the beautiful water and immediately wanted to get out and walk in the water
First stop in the Okanagan was at Mara Lake.  Sophia saw the beautiful water and immediately wanted to get out and go splash around.

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It was a beautiful, warm day when we arrived and I remember the water feeling like bathtub water.  It’s no wonder my girls didn’t want to leave.  Kids love playing at the beach and I can remember growing up, my mom took us to the lake everyday and we never got bored.

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More time at the beach with my sister in law, Katie.  She brought her paddle board and taught me her skills of how to do this.  It was so much fun, I only regret not getting some photos of doing it.  Auntie Katie even gave Ava a turn on her board.

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And here, Sophia had just returned from a whole week at summer camp that her Gramma was teaching crafts at.  This was her first time going to kids camp and she had so much fun!  Ava was sure happy to have her big sister back though.  This was their first week apart from each other.  And as much as she missed her, I think it was good for Sophia to have a break and have a chance to make some friends.

More beach time!  We found a beach that Charles really loved going to, so we went there every day that week.  Some of our good friends met us there one day and we had a good visit with them also.

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Our last evening in Kelowna ended with a BBQ at my brother and his wife’s place.  The kids sure enjoyed visiting with their Aunties and Uncles.  image image image

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This concludes our time in the Okanagan and it was a bittersweet ending.  I had a whack load of pictures to share, but for some reason they aren’t uploading properly.  I know we will end up living out there in the near future.  It sure feels like home and I know my husband loves the idea of all the family support we would have there.  Until then, it helps knowing they all love and support us

 

 

 

Dreaming of summer 

Well it’s already September and I’m not gonna lie – I’m not ready to embrace fall just yet.  The temperature here has significantly dropped from the high 20’s, down to around 13-16 degrees the last few days.  It is Alberta, afterall and we could have snow 3 weeks from now.

On a happy note, dreaming of my summer spent in beautiful BC makes me feel a WHOLE lot better 🙂  It was an adventure the first time down there.  Just my 3 girls and me on an 11 hour road trip.  Many people kept on commenting along the way that I was doing a good job, braving a drive that long with 3 kids, all ages 5 and under.  It kept me going hearing the positive feedback.  Especially because the hardest one to deal with was my little Ava (the middle child)  Oh, how I love her, but she can be a problem every 5 minutes.  She has a stronger will to have things her own way, than any child I’ve ever met.

We spent nearly 2 weeks the first time down there and had such a nice time mainly visiting family and spending as much time as we could at the beach.  The girls just loved it, as the beach is foreign to us people in Alberta.  I don’t know why, but it still surprises me today what people here consider  to be “a lake”.  

Anyway, here are a few pictures of our time in Kelowna. My girls loved story time with Gramma, but were very tired as this was the first day we arrived.

This was a picnic night at the park with Aunties and Uncles. Auntie Lesley and Tessa bonded well.uncle Matt getting Sophia ready to take her out on the sea doo.

Fun times messing about in Uncle Matt and Auntie Katie’s pool

Playing in the sand at strathcona beach and time spent with Gran 

Happy Canada Day! Sophia got to spend time with some of her cousins and they took her to the Canada day parade.

That’s it for now. I will continue part 2 later.