Thursday, July 3, 2008

catching up

Alrighty, so the end of June was really busy with year end stuff and helping the older 2 prepare for exams...I am very pleased to report that all of the boys are moving on the next grade in the fall and with pretty darn good grades I might add!
We survived all the crazy scheduling that often required me to be in more than one place at almost the exact same time but I managed to catch everything the boys were doing...recorder recitals, mini games day, track and field and class parties!

So far, the first week of summer vacation has gone pretty well...the first few days I thought I'd end up the town drunk if the boys kept up their behavior...seems that we have all adjusted to being home together during the day!

We were lucky enough to have Brian come home a day early last week...that meant 6 whole days and nights of him being home! I can't tell ya what that does for all of us. The boys were sooo excited but...it just made it that much harder yesterday when he had to leave :( Gavin said to me this morning, "Wasn't it so fun having Dad home Mom"...I darn near cried! The good news is, there might be some changes for our family that will have Brian here. Please keep your fingers crossed for us!

We had an absolutely fantastic Canada Day...started out with the whole family getting decked out in red and white and walking uptown to watch the parade...





these are the only ones I can show that just have my family in them or floats that don't give away where I live (ya know for those creepers that might stalk my blog...lol)

Later in the afternoon, we hosted a bbq with 28 people attending...I can't tell you how much fun this was! We provided all the food and non alcoholic beverages and I had some games planned and a prize for every kid...they loved it! I wish I could show you pics but I don't have permission from the guests to post them on the net so I'll have to show you the yummy patriotic desserts I made...



I finally put the maple leaf cookie cutter I bought 3 years ago to good use...



we were able to sit by the fire in our backyard and watch the fireworks...managed to get s couple of snapshots that turned out...




Brian parents were here for a few days, it was nice to see them. They bought themselves a trailer so they stayed at a campground in town and we went to spend some time with them at their site yesterday...all that did was get us all back on the camping band wagon. I've been looking at trailers for hours on the net!

Our patio was not built during the time Brian was home..the bobcat has been delayed till late this week or early next! I want this job done soooo bad...can't wait to show you all when it's done! We did manage to get a few other yard things done but I won't share it till we're done! That way, you'll get the whole picture.

We've been spending quite a bit of time hanging out by the pool and just enjoying not having anything to rush off too...hope you are able to enjoy some down time too!

I should go...my to do list for the day was pretty long...now I can scratch 'update blog" off the list...lol!!

I'm outta here!

5 comments:

Stacy said...

your desserts look awesome and so do the pics we went to jessi's house for a canada day bbq we are going out there again for haileys birthday party on saturday should be fun i know what you mena about the town drunk my kids have been crazy crazy !! all good though need some downtime soon though i may just go to work to get away from it all they do have vbs all next week so that will keep them busy!

irisbleu said...

Girl your desserts look scrumptious!! Glad you all had a great time and that everything went well.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Boo said...

Happy belated Canada day!!!! Your pictures are great! Looks like the boys were having a great time! I've made that dessert before for Canada Day. :o)

I don't know how you survive with 4 boys and mainly on your own! Super Mom you are!!!!!

grover said...

great way to use that cookie cutter!!!!

love the pics..sure sounds like a great way to celebrate the day!

Anonymous said...

Wow, wish I could have come to your Canada party. The desserts look delicious.
It must be so hard on your own when Brian is away. I whinge when Andrew does night appointments.
Heike x