On The Point

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009 - A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

And the fun times continue. Yesterday turned out to be a lovely sunny day, albeit a bit chilly. Grandma and Mom went to yoga (also known as "yogi", sometimes "yogurt") in Admiral's Cove. Sun Salutations went smoothly, and although Grandma came out feeling fine, my yoga muscles were aching, owing to some serious neglect over the past 12 months. When we got home, the "best Dad ever" was putting together the swing set that Harold Boland brought us for the kids. Thanks Harold! When the assembly was complete, all three kids (and later Maggie's friend Claire) were absolutely delighted with the result.

After lunch we went to the ball field in Ferryland for the opening of the Shamrock Folk Festival. We might have stayed home on the swings, but Natalie was singing at the Festival and we didn't want to miss that! First, the kids spent some overpriced time in the Bounce-A-Rama (and there were ructions when the boys had to get out!), and then we found a good spot at the front of the crowd where we could see the object of our affection on stage, and where the boys could have plenty of room for dancing. Some poutine (which Josh enjoyed very much) rounded out the afternoon.

Saturday afternoon Silas and I headed off to town in preparation for the Tely 10, which we ran this morning in the drizzle and fog. Ten miles in 99 minutes for Silas and 124 minutes for me. We may not be speedy, but we are determined. Not to mention sore.

Incidentally, there are lots of lovely pictures of our happy adventures these past two days, but for a variety of reasons not worth mentioning, they are trapped inside the camera. The problem is fixed for future snaps, but these ones may remain in digital limbo for some time. So instead, check out these two links to videos Silas took of the boys. The first one is from Thursday night when they stayed up, literally for hours after bedtime, with Jacob singing our bedtime song:

I love you forever,
I like you for always.
As long as I'm living,
my baby you'll be.

The second is from this afternoon when they whiled away the hours in the late afternoon sun, taking turns in the Little Tykes car that Emily gave Maggie years ago, and that still is a source of amusement here on The Point.


  • At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congrats to you and Silas on finishing the Tele 10 alive and good on Silas for joining in the adventure.


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