Thursday, September 6, 2012

Summer Activities List Update

School is back in session and I am glad of it.  Does it make me a bad mother that I cheerfully send them off to school?  Should I cry as my babies disappear for hours each day?   I spent a lot of time with them this summer and I love them lots, but I am thankful for the break now.  A few more hot days on my own would have been nice though.  The weather is very crisp and fall-like.  

I just wanted to finish the summer with our Activity List and let you know what we managed to cross off.  We definitely have some things left for next year, but we've had a busy summer.  Here's some picture highlights.

2012 Summer Activities List

Alberta Art Museum (free on the last Thursday night of each month)
Devonian Gardens (discounted for gardening club members on July 18)
Swimming/kayaking (but we need to do more)

At one of beautiful lakes at Pierres Grey Provincial Park
  124th Street Art Gallery walk

Where we "luxury camped" in a beautiful trailer in a beautiful park just south of Grande Cache

Fishing (with someone to teach us and assemble our rods properly)
Paddleboat rental
Rock Climbing (UofA has a good wall)
Mini golf
Horseback riding
Weiner roast/s'more making  - hopefully there's still time to hit one of the parks on a weekend for another campfire
Heritage Park (planned for August long weekend)

Heritage Park - too many beautiful pictures to choose from

Calgary Zoo (planned for August long weekend)

Calgary Zoo - Where we met new relatives

Shakespeare in the Park (Pay-as-you-can on Tuesday nights) - We went twice, once to each play

Valley Zoo

With my godchild at the new exhibit in our local zoo

Telus World of Science
Humane Society to spend time with adoption animals
Wash van with buckets - I can't believe we didn't do this one!!
Movie -  We saw "The Lorax" together.  It's showing for free on Community League Day, Sept. 15 at Britannia Youngstown Community Hall in the evening.  Come by and see me!  It's followed by The Hunger Games for the slightly older crowd. 

Outdoor movie party
Visit my parents
Theatre production
Street Performers Festival

Learning to craft with Duct tape

St. Albert Street Performers Festival
Stony Plain Museum/Gallery (a church friend has paintings in the gallery this summer)
Stay in a hotel (went to Hinton/Jasper for the May long weekend)
Skating in the mall
Cinnamon buns at Kingsway Mall
Batting Cages or driving range
Taber Corn Festival (Aug. 25-27) - includes a rodeo, so we could cross two things off!

World's largest corn?

A car show was on mine and Laura's personal list but didn't make the family list!  Still did it.

Corn Maze - why wasn't there one in Taber?  Sort of makes sense.
Ukrainian Village - Alice went in the spring with her class.  Does that count?
Torrington Gopher Museum

Picnic in downtown park
Visit Mandolin's Books & Coffee Shop - no pictures, but Beth and had a coffee there and shopped.  I wish there were one like it nearer to home.

Eat at Mr. Wong's restaurant (a substitute teacher that the girls all like)
Go to every outdoor pool in the city (we've gone to 3 so far) - We didn't make it to the others in spite of the heat this summer.

1 comment:

Coralee said...

looks like a lot of great adventures!