Saturday, June 29, 2013


Charlotte & Claire have been discussing Independence Day this week at daycare.  They've learned about how Americans overthrew the tyranny of Britain.  Daddy is not impressed.

Louise has been enjoying good times at camp, particularly Animal Week.  She had such fun at the Museum of Life & Science that she wanted to spend time there at the weekend too.  All the girls had a great time, but they became rather wet.

Neighbour Luke celebrated his fourth birthday in incredible style today.  A pumper truck, two firefighters, a clown, water play, pizza, cake, AND ice cream made the party pretty much the best celebration EVER.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Beach holiday pictures continued - now with actual beach photo

All of these photographs were taken by Grandad:

Photo of Louise's last day at School for the year, with the leaving 5th graders walking by on their very last day at Cameron Park:

 More Myrtle Beach holiday photos:

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Myrtle Beach

We had a great trip to South Carolina.  We visited a petting zoo (sure, there were camels, tigers, lions, and monkeys, but most exciting were the GOATS), a bouncy castle, a playground, a water park, an aquarium, and a children's museum, and we went to the pool every day.  Yes, there was a beach too, but C&C pronounced the beach "bad" because the pebbles cut their feet. 


At the children's museum, Claire enjoyed the opportunity to acquire a bit of managerial experience:

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day, to a fantastic Daddy, husband, and all-around-great Guy!  Happy Father's Day also to the grandfathers: Eric, Geoff, and David.  We love you!!

Friday, June 7, 2013


The pool is open, Nana and Grandad are here, and we're about to head to the beach.  Ignore the calendar - summer is now here!  We've been having a great time as a family, and we've probably spent more time at the pool already this year than we did in 2012. 

Nana and Grandad have earned a VIP ticket to heaven - they looked after all three girls for 24 hours whilst Mummy and Daddy went to Philadelphia to tour the neighborhoods around GSK's other US site.  Apparently the girls were "little angels."  Mummy and Daddy are skeptical of the description, but deeply grateful.


 Louise's last day of Kindergarten (yes! already! we can't believe it either!) finished by 10:55.  The 5th graders (10 & 11 year olds) exited the building for the last time, accompanied by music and high-fives from younger pupils.  Louise will miss school, but she's delighted by what she's accomplished this year: "I see words I can read everywhere now!  And when we're at the beach, should I read 10 books a day?  Is that too many?"