23 August 2010

Sweet Summer Ends

Summertime saw us travelling, camping, partying, and spending time with our new puppy, Gulliver.

Hyland and Addison spent some time camping in Bakkum and I joined them for the second trip. It's kid paradise there. Several of his classmates have caravans there, so they spend some time running down dirt paths to see each other.

Then there's the beach, the dunes, and just hanging around the camper sites.

It rained a bit while we were there so Hyland painted Little Guys and we played Monopoly.

When it dried out a little we collected pine cones and sticks and made a little art fence and a garland to decorate the campsite.

Later on in the summer, the gigantic event, SAIL, happened within walking distance of our house. This event phappens only every 5 years, and in 2005, 1.8 million people came to see it. Addison and I walked around and checked out the ships and other attractions. They had fireworks 4 nights in a row!

After a sunny and dry weekend, as fate would have it, it rained cats and dogs the morning of Addison's first day of school. And of course, because of SAIL, we had to ride the long way around to get there. Needless to say we were drenched to the bone.

And a new school year begins!