Sunday, August 30, 2015

Weekend Review and Orchard Trip

Kids are in bed and we now have another busy weekend behind us, and once again it was filled with fun stuff. We attended our annual “hands-on-trucks” which this year featured a helicopter, which landed whilst we were there.

We had Steef and Ginette over for dinner last night and today we visited the orchard with them. There was also the usual baking, reading, napping, with a little sibling bickering thrown in. Connor and I went on what is starting to become our routine 7 mile bike ride. 

The highlight of course was freshly picked apples; at the orchard I had a Honeycrisp; a Gala plus a fresh peach. Lynne made an apple crisp for dessert this evening which was scrumptious eaten hot with melting ice-cream!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Kayaking on Wildcat Creek

We had a wonderful day today canoeing and kayaking on the Wildcat Creek with Steef and Ginette and their girls. It was fantastic, beautiful, great exercise and all the kids had so much fun. We simply cannot believe it has taken us so long to this activity, its so close, twenty minutes from where we live.

We rented four canoes and a kayak for Anja. The outfitters drove us up river for 20 minutes and we had a great paddle back over three hours. Could have done it quicker but the kids wanted to stop a lot to explore. We’ll certainly be doing this again!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Back to School and Connor to Kindergarten

We had a busy week here with “back to school”. Although they would never admit it, the girls were secretly happy to be back to school and their routines again. The additional highlight however was almost certainly Connor off to Kindergarten. Yep folks, all three are now in proper school and as old as the “where does time go” phrase gets, it’s certainly got some punch! Remember Anja and Isabel’s first days!

To say that Connor was excited would be an understatement; he was giddy to be off on the bus with Isabel this morning. It was adorable; lets just see how long the enthusiasm lasts!!

Sunday, August 09, 2015

IRONMAN Congratulations....

A huge congratulations goes out to Davey Owens and Triona O’Dowd Hill who completed the IRONMAN 70.3 in Dublin this morning. This is no small feat folks, these guys are solid…….well done to you both!

Photos below grabbed from Facebook!