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To The Beach


To The Beach


We are going to the beach,
to the Beach, to the beach,
We are going to the beach,
in our bathing suits.
We will find there rocks and shells,
Rocks and shells, Rocks and Shells.
We will find there rocks and shells,
to gather by the water.
We will build a sand castle,
Sand castle, sand castle,
we will build a sand castle,
with bridges and a tower.
We will have a picnic too,
picnic too, picnic too,
We will have a picnic too,
With Sandwiches and oranges.
Home we head with Sunburned Cheeks,
Sunburned Cheeks, Sunburned Cheeks,
Home we head with sunburned Cheeks,
and treasures from our visit.

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Sung to “London Bridge”

Song from PreschoolEducation.com

I’m Back!


Hey everyone!


It’s been a pretty hectic few weeks for this family.  In the middle of July, we left to go spend 16 days with my family as my sister is moving out of country and I wanted to get in some quality time with her and her son before they left.  We had an amazing time.  I got to snuggle up my precious nephew and had long chats with my sister.  The Princess helped my Dad build a fence, which was one of my favourite things to do as a child.  We slept out in a camper one night after a bonfire and even went to a local fair where the Princess wrestled baby pigs!  I don’t know who squealed the loudest, the pigs or the kids chasing them.  She also had her very first pony ride and groomed a Percheron.  We met up with old friends and hung out with our relatives.  The kids played like only cousins know how and got lots of love from their families!  After we said our goodbye’s, we were headed back home.

But we weren’t there very long.  Only 2 days later, we were off for a family vacation to the cottage for a week.  We were without TV or phones but that was ok.  We kept ourselves busy with swimming and boating, and the Princess went tubing.  Turns out I have an adrenaline junkie!  The Rainbow had his first boat ride but was asleep for most of it.  Hey there is always next year.  We enjoyed the peace and quiet of being away from the big city and got to spend quality time as a family.

It’s hard to think that school is not too far away for the Princess and our Rainbow is already 2 months old and making big strides.  By a month he could hold his head up and was smiling.  By six weeks he was cooing and now he’s pulling himself up while holding someone’s fingers.  The doctor has told us he’s doing very well for only 8 weeks and that’s he’s very strong.

So far we’ve had a very busy, but also very enjoyable summer.  We made hello’s and said goodbyes.  We’ve gone to birthday parties and a baptismal.  Ate great food with great people, laughed, and loved.  I will go on the record and say thus far this has been the very best summer I have ever had.

Whether The Weather



Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!

Eat Outside Day!


National Food Days in New York City

This is the perfect holiday to wrap up August on the national food holidays calendar. Eat Outside Day celebrates the time-honored tradition of al fresco dining, reveling in the warm summer nights where dinner can be enjoyed with the outside air around you, transforming a dining experience from a meal in a stuffy restaurant to something feeling far more intimate and homey. And no one in the country does al fresco dining quite like New York City in summer: almost every self-respecting restaurant in the city has claimed a little space of their sidewalk with brightly colored partitions, making sure their guests can enjoy their meals out in the plain air of New York. Sure, there are some down sides to al fresco dining in the city–sweltering summer temperatures, roaming panhandlers, and the unique smells of some of Manhattan’s streets being just a few–but the trend of eating outside doesn’t…

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5 Days Without Princess


Last Wednesday, Princess went on a camping trip with her Aunt Mimi, Grampie and Nana.  Hubby and I still had to work so my brave girl had to go on her own without us.  She had a blast.  And so did we.

She left with my family bright and early Wednesday and when we came home that night, it was surprisingly quiet and the house had stayed tidy for longer than 5 minutes.  Hubby had cooked us a lovely meal of roast chicken and wild mushroom rice pilaf. Mmm.  After that we were able to sit down and watch a movie without any distraction.

On Thursday, Hubby spent the night at his brother’s so I had the house to myself.  It had been so long since I was able to have a night to myself.  I had a quick chat with Hubby to go over our day and I let him go about his boy’s night.  I got into my coziest pj’s and had a chick flick night.  I cried, I laughed, but I had a great night.  You just have to enjoy the little things.

Friday was a special night.  Hubby had gotten us a hotel suite for the night.  He had our bag packed up by the time I got home from work and soon we were off and heading out to dinner.  We did the same thing last year and have decided that it will be an annual event.   Sometimes you just need to get away.  Saturday morning we were able to sleep in which was wonderful and then go out for brunch.  It was great to finally reconnect as a couple and enjoy each other’s company as adults.  It wasn’t our anniversary or any special date, but a much-needed night away.

Sunday was the day the Princess came home.  As expected, she had made many new friends at the campground, tested the limits of her extended family and was covered in bruises from being her overly rambunctious, clumsy self.  After giving hugs and kisses, I asked her what her favourite part of her trip was, she said “spending time with my family.”  ❤

Quotes about Summertime


I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer.  My bank of
wild grass is majestic and full of music.  It is a fire that solitude presses
against my lips.  ~Violette Leduc, Mad in Pursuit

Ah, summer,
what power you have to make us suffer and like it.  ~Russel Baker

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds
are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.  ~James Dent

If a June night could talk,
it would probably boast it invented romance.  ~Bern Williams

Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare,
And left the
flushed print in a poppy there.
~Francis Thompson

To see the
Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie –
True Poems
~Emily Dickinson

What is one to say about June, the time of
perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and
with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.
~Gertrude Jekyll

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by
~Robert Louis Stevenson

In June, as many as a dozen species
may burst their buds on a single day.  No man can heed all of these
anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.  ~Aldo Leopold

I question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I
need not reach
When all is summer there.
~John Vance Cheney