Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer weekend

You've got to make the most of summer while it's here, because it's very short. Didn't we have snow a few weeks ago? We spent the weekend outside.

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day. That was awesome because we had a very busy day of activity. It started out with a city-wide "Soccer Fun Day" and Beth's team had a game scheduled in the morning, followed by a hotdog lunch, castle jumping, and visiting with the clown. Beth even scored the winning goal! Whoo-hoo! They are now in the top of the standings with only one game left tonight.

We had to miss her team's actual party, but Alice got to go to a party in the West Edmonton Mall.

No, she didn't ride the roller coaster. What 5 year would? What sane person would? Well, okay, I've done it, but not since pregnancies have made my stomach queasy at the thought of even going on a swing at the playground. It's just not going to happen.

Then we went to the Easter Seals Relay while Alice played with her friends. Out of the city's teams, our team raised the third largest amount. Thanks to everyone who sponsored us!

The kids were smiling more at the start of our walk than the end, but I didn't think to get a picture of us until after we were a bit tired. It was really hot!

It's a nice walk through the park though, and the baby geese are always entertaining for the kids. This park is built on what used to be a landfill. Nice, eh? It smells better now than it has in the past.

They had a group of students giving foot massages and full massages in one tent. I really wanted a foot massage, but I felt sorry for them working on people's dirty, sweaty feet all day and couldn't do that to them. Laura took advantage of the hair-styling though. Isn't she lovely?
We've done the Easter Seals Relay for four years now. It gets more fun every year and I do hope to set up a tent there one day and stay overnight, doing one of the after-dark shifts. It's the only time of the year they allow tenting there and I'll bet the park is really beautiful at night.

After a free swim in the rec centre to cool off, we drove home all tired and clean. At some point one of the kids said "We didn't eat lunch or supper today!". Well, trust me, we did not starve. We ate constantly from the fruit and snacks in the company tent. We had a great, hot, summer day.

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