|Oh look! A picture of me :) A rare occurrence.|
We made our breakfast in the woodstove, roasted our lunch over the campfire, went for a walk in the bush (I had 4 ticks, ICK!) and also a ride behind the quad.
The second weekend of July, we celebrated Keith's brother-in-law Darren's 25th birthday. We all met at a park and enjoyed the sunshine. The kids had a blast playing at a different playground than usual, and we all enjoyed the time spent together.
On the 15th, we went as a family to visit Keith's parents. Keith, Emery, and I stayed just til Saturday afternoon. We left Rowan and Bria there for the week, and headed home! I know the kids had an awesome time, and we got to hear some hilarious stories when they came home the following Saturday. Emery kept me busy as she REALLY missed having her siblings around. She didn't know what to do with herself, and I got the brunt of her sadness and confusion. She sure was happy to see them when the arrived!
So Rowan and Bria were gone from July 15-23.... during which time Rowan turned 6. Yup, my big boy was away from home for his birthday! It was a very strange feeling to not celebrate the day with him, but I know he had a great birthday with his Grandparents.
Since my Mother-in-law's birthday was the 25th, and Bria's was the 30th, we had a big party at our place when the kids got home on the 23rd. I loved hosting Keith's whole family for the day :) We don't get to do that very often.
My Dad also had his birthday in July, but they weren't home at the time either, so we never really celebrated at all. It's been a crazy busy month!
During the week that the kids were gone, I was actually surprisingly busy. I went to a training session to be an enumerator for the Provincial election (I'm just a sub, so I haven't done anything yet). I also had an appointment to prepare for dental surgery next Monday. I'm definitely NOT looking forward to that! I'm getting all four wisdom teeth, plus one other molar, pulled.
Oh, and hey, did I forget to mention that Keith and I celebrated our 8th anniversary on the 26th? Yup! It was really simple, but nice. We went to Boston Pizza for supper, and then to look at some real estate :) I'll have to post about that another day...