|Water Balloon Toss Game|
A week ago Friday we decided to hold an End of Summer/Back to School Ice Cream Party. That all got started because the week before we had watched my Sister-in-law's sisters for a day and we had ended up being given payment even though we had said we didn't need it (we really had fun having them here and they weren't extra work), anyway it was decided that we would do something fun with the money and we wrote up a list of ideas and what won was buying ice cream and cones and some toppings and some water balloons and then inviting over a bunch of friends for a party. So that is what we did.
|Water Relay Race|
On Labor Day weekend we thought it would be fun to go on a little canoeing trip. We decided to leave Sunday afternoon after church and then camp and canoe on Monday too. We invited others to join us and quite a few from my family did on Sunday but for various reasons none of them did on Monday but a friend named Benjamin (whom the boys really enjoy having around) did join us for the whole trip.
Our canoes were pretty loaded on Sunday since we had 15 people and luggage and only 4 canoes. Thankfully many of the people were on the little side. :-) As we were getting started our canoe (that Ken, Mara and I were in on Sunday) was the last to get put out and somehow when we were getting in (we are still feeling puzzled about it) we tipped over. Our canoe is narrow with a big keel on it and so it makes it tippy and I think perhaps we were perhaps on something and then I do know that we were pretty loaded down with stuff and Mara was sitting high up on an ice chest in the middle so perhaps that all is why but still it was a bit of a shock. :-) Anyway, we ended up dripping wet quite quickly. The day was on the chilly side anyway and as I tend to be cold blooded I quickly pulled out my dry clothes (that we supposed to be for the next day) and went off in the bushes and changed. Mara did the same but Ken didn't think that a bit of wetness would bother him and it didn't. He was glad to stay nice and cool. We sure do have different body temperatures!
This week we did also get started with our school work. We took it pretty light the first week but we did get started.
How is life going for you?