Tuesday, May 12, 2009

little flood helper

One of the things about living in Manitoba in the spring is that every couple of years there is some pretty crazy flooding for a lot of folks, and we all try to come together and make things a little bit better for those who need help. I Love that about Manitobans, I Love seeing the community spirit that I grew up with growing in my own children. This year happened to be some of the worst flooding we have gotten for years, people have been working together to help sandbag the homes which have been evacuated and so many people have lost much of their belongings to flood waters. It's so sad. So Bella and I spent a day out past Lockport helping some people to load their things out to safety, she was a great little helper and we took plenty of time to play together in the mud and water too. these are the kind of days I Love most...the kind of memories that you never forget. we were both suited up and totally right in there....
Check out these fabulous little hands full of nature's best paint!!!

She took a few slides right into the slippery mud and thought that was hilarious!Even found a fabulous and furry new little friend named "Diamond Rose Petal"and we did some very yummy baking too ;)
chocolate cream pie or a milkshake anyone?!

I am hoping to get some time with the bigger girls on the weekends when they are out of school to do some more of the same, helping out people who so desperately need to get high and dry, and having a great great time doing it :)
Feeling Thankful today for good hearted people, God's cool creations, and awesome exploring!!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Weekend away

Once or twice a year we try to go down to the states for a weekend away with Cam's family, the good ol' hotel kind of fun.
We just got back home from a FANTASTIC time!!!
Our Auntie came along this time and Cam's younger brother Kyle, who is in town for a holiday from the air force. The kids just adore both of them, and of course their grandparents are the heroes of their world, so the happiness level was definitely at the highest end of the scale!
There were yummy dinners out, shopping was done, oh yes it was done and done some more...BOOYA!
aaaand the kids had an absolute blast in the pools. Emy was a little fishy as she always is and the little two girlies donned every floaty item possible ( I'm talkin' goggles, life jacket, two blow up rings AND flippers!) and finally got up the courage to join in the water fun in the Big pool

Bella even discovered a water canon to soak us all with and thought she was quite the tricky one LOL!We are so incredibly thankful to be a part of such a loving and fantastic family.
So So Blessed.