Other things may change us... but we start and end with FAMILY

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Our Summer.....

I literally have 100's of pictures from this summer.. and although I am sure some of you would want to see them all (and I love you for that!) I figured it was best to cut it down some and give you a taste of our summer.

We spent 6 awesome weeks in Blind River ( ok.. the first 1.5, when everyone but Chris got sick wasn't so great.... but you get the idea) and did lots and lots of fun stuff.

The first week that we were there, Mom and Dad got baptized in the lake right in front of the cottage. We had the whole church over for a BBQ , and 3 other people from Church were baptized as well. It was so neat to be able to be there to be a part of that.

Blind River got a brand new kids park ( it was awesome) and Madi and Ryan loved it! Madi would sit and wait for Ryan to come and slide so they could slide together.. but Ryan was a bit fast..( he was usually at the bottom before she had time to push herself down)

Madi and Ryan discovered teeter totters at the park. It was by far their favourite thing to do. They would go up and down and then ask one of the dad's to shake them ( I have a video of that I will upload later!)


Grandma loving on Madi

We were able to be in Blind River to celebrate the Baptist Church's 100th Anniversary. They had a really good service on Sunday and the followed that with a yummy lunch and program. Madi got a little bored during the program but reading some Thomas books solved that problem!

Madi found a new friend in Bill Slater ( the Martin's son in law). He made a crown for Charlie ( the green frog and Madi's "best friend") and she loved it!

Mary and Beth Martin took some of the stars that were decorating the table and stuck them on Madi's cheeks. She loved it....and them too!

Lily is fascinated with her feet....case in point!

Madi learned to jump while we were in Blind River ( bet you never thought jumping was hard to learn... but it surprisingly is!) and she jumped everywhere!! Its been hard trying to get her to stop in the apartment.... sorry to the people below us!

We took the girls to Niagra Falls went we went down to Southern Ontario to visit family. I had never seen them during the day ( we went one night really late during one of my years at college...can't really remember why!)

Not the easiest to take a family photo... too many people walking by.. Lily was easily distracted!

Lily bean HATED wearing her hat this summer. She would try and pull it off and then suck on one of the ends.. she was so determined and usually got it everytime!

My Madi being a goof!

Lily wearing Grandpa's glasses!

Lily and Aunt J (Dad Mobach's sister)

Lily with Auntie Sheila ( Dad Eby's sister)

Lily with Uncle John ( Auntie Sheila's husband) She was fascinated with him!

She wanted the dog SO badly!

Me and my girls with my grandma ( their great grandma!)

Madi learning to crawl like a crab

Doing the wheelbarrow walk!

Getting thrown up in the air by Daddy

Me and my Madi on a really windy day!

Lily in "baby jail"!!! We had to put up a blanket to protect her from the wind. It was taking her breathe away!

Madi learning how to cook a hotdog from Grandpa

Me and Madi at the fire.

The girls in the boat!

Helping Grandpa blow out the candles on his birthday cake

If you click on this picture you can see how fast asleep Lily is!

Learning how to hold her bottle

Madison wanted to try everything new at the park.... gave me a heart attack a couple of times..but Daddy was there with a helping hand.

Lily with her Great Grandpa ( Anne's Grandpa)

Madi jumping off the dock. It took about 3 weeks for her to get the courage to do this, but then she loved it!

Me and Madi in the water

Lily was still small enough to have a bath in the sink!! She loved it!

Madi after a hard afternoon of swimming. Her lips were blue, she was shaking but boy did she have fun!!! She wrapped herself up in the blanket and watched a Veggie Tales while she warmed up!!!


Captain Momma said...

What an awesome thing to be able to go for 6 weeks!

Great pictures of your summer, who doesn't love looking at pictures?!

Hope all is well,


Koala Bear said...

Looks like you had a wonderful summer, I enjoyed looking at all the picture!

Anonymous said...

We loved your pictures but we loved your visit even more. It is so good to see you once a year at our BBQ at Uncle Norm and Aunt Glenna's. He makes super hamburgers. Next year I will try and surprise you with a different dessert!
The girls are beautiful. Good for Madison jumping off the dock.
Love you, Grandma and Grandpa Eby