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
Devonian Gardens (discounted for gardening club members on July 18)
|At one of beautiful lakes at Pierres Grey Provincial Park|
|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)
Rock Climbing (UofA has a good wall)
|Heritage Park - too many beautiful pictures to choose from|
|Calgary Zoo - Where we met new relatives|
|With my godchild at the new exhibit in our local zoo|
Telus World of Science
Wash van with buckets - I can't believe we didn't do this one!!
Outdoor movie party
|Learning to craft with Duct tape|
|St. Albert Street Performers Festival|
Skating in the mall
Cinnamon buns at Kingsway Mall
Batting Cages or driving range
|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?
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.