Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Photo Post

Some photos from our summer so far...

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

This and That

As usual, I did well at blogging for about a week and then fell off the map.  Sigh.

Anyway, here are some snippets of what's been going on:

  • I said goodbye to my Blackberry and got an iPhone. I'm in love with it. So many really cool apps and so far the quality has been fantastic.  The only complaint I have is the same as many others in reviews I read before buying- the battery life is not super.

  • Dee and I are almost half way through the Couch to 5K training program. It is 9 weeks of interval training three times a week to go from being pretty much a couch potato to being able to run 5K.  As you may know, running 5K has been a goal for a few summers now and I haven't achieved it. This year I will do it! Our town has a 5K run that benefits the food bank in the fall, so that's our goal date. And the other benefits to running are something I'm really loving- the loss in pounds!

  • In just a few weeks Luca will start Grade 1 and Levi will begin Preschool. Gah!

  • I'm pretty sure both boys have grown a few inches over the last month. They both seem so tall and just so much older!

  • August 1 marked the start of my on-call period from now until December for babies. I have 1 per month at this point. I'll also be subbing again this school year so I'll be pretty busy! As usual...

  • My sister Sarah and her boyfriend Mike have bought an adorable little house in Hinton. Mike was transferred there and they move next week. I'm super excited for them as they start this new chapter but I know I'm going to miss them terribly. Its been nnice having Sas only 45 minutes away and having both planned and impromptu visits frequently.  Now perhaps a wedding will be next?!? ;)

  • The construction beside us is a serious thorn in my side. At 7am on the nose they begin working. For a few days it was so loud and was vibrating the house so badly that the CD I was trying to listen to kept skipping! And forget trying to sleep in...

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Techie Tuesday

My boys are such "techies".

A few weeks ago I joined the iPhone community. My Blackberry bit the dust and I opted to go with an iPhone rather than another Blackberry. Chris already has an iPad so the boys are quite familiar with it.

When I got my phone, the boys wanted to play with it of course. They were asking for a game that Chris has and I didn't. I told them I didn't have that game and Luca's response was "well you can just transfer stuff from Daddy's iPad onto your iPhone you know."

Seriously. How does that kid know that?!?

Then about a week and a half later, while on our way to visit my mom, I was telling the boys that Gramma had an operation and that they had to be really gentle with her.  Levi says "How do you know Gramma had an operation? Did she text you?"

Clearly kids know that texting has become a main method of communication these days! Haha

Monday, August 06, 2012

Summer Bucket List Update

I can't believe its already August! We've blown right through July and have just a month left of summer. Looks like we've still got lots to cross off our summer bucket list too!

Here is a list of some of the things that I am hoping we will do this summer:

  • go camping
  • go on a hike
  • make bubbles
  • make our own sidewalk paint and draw masterpieces on the driveway
  • go bowling
  • have a picnic lunch
  • visit the splash park
  • go on a road trip
  • go to the beach
  • have a weiner roast with friends
  • visit 5  3 new parks in the city
  • make our own playdough
  • go to a drive in movie (there happens to be one in town in August!)
  • go "fishing" in our kiddie pool
  • watch fireworks
  • play mini golf
  • stargazing/ watch a meteor shower
  • make and enjoy our own popsicles
  • run through the sprinkler
  • read a chapter book as a family