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Friday, July 19, 2013

around here lately

Around here (Ottawa) lately there have been ...
hot hot days, lots of staying indoors due to extreme heat, movies in the afternoon (Rise of the Guardians), ice cream, iced tea and iced coffee (home made), playing in the back yard, playing in water to keep us cool, trips to the pool, trips to nature centers to look for frogs and turtles, mornings at the museum, playing with our baby cousin Ariyana, cuddles with Meeka the dog.
The weeks have gone by quickly here. This Saturday Winslow will join us here in Ottawa (eeeeek, can't wait!) and then we will have 3 more weeks here together as a family. I am really looking forward to having him here so that we can do a bit more around town. It's been a bit challenging at times to take the kids out on multiple adventures in a day. There's two of them and one of me. Throw in some extreme heat, a temper tantrum or two and you've got a recipe for disaster. We've been sticking to one morning outing a day and then a quiet afternoon at home, and you know, it's been nice.
Also, I just have to say this. Is there anything more sweet than seeing cousins play together? This is what memories are made of. It makes my heart so so so happy that Noah and Katia have had this time with their cousins on both sides of the family. Such a blessing!
Hope everyone is having a lovely summer!
move ova' sistah...I'm driving this car!


  1. I was going to say they had to be related to that little girl, she looks so much like Katia!

  2. You are so right...there is just something about seeing your kid play with their cousins!
    You are so brave and strong, going 4 weeks without your man!
    I hope you enjoy these summer months. Winter will no doubt be long in Beaver Creek.


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