Holy Fantastic Summer Batman!

In the winter, I don’t really leave the house. I’m a couch and blanket kinda gal. But in the summer – whooweee! We’ve been movin’ and shakin’ all over the city. This is all in between buying furniture and assembling it, editing our home study and freaking out about our adoption getting closer, working…sort of…and trying to garden among the hoards of wasps (see below). Here’s what we’ve been up to in no less than 21 pictures, no particular order cause that would be too difficult for blogger…have I ever mentioned just how much I love my Android phone? And how Gord puts up with me taking pictures. All. The. Time?

Fringe Festival and Sunfest. The two go hand in hand. We didn’t get to see as many plays this year as we have the previous two but we still had fun and the weather was fan-freakin’-tastic. We even

 

We bought bocce ball. We’ve only been out once, but it’s ready and 
waiting by the front door for any impromptu game that may pop up.

 One of us went to his first sleep away camp and had blast
 (this was the before where things were a bit more unsure)

We ate at the Calgary Food Trucks one night for dinner. 
It was by the river, it was hot. I had lemon gelato. Nuff said. 
Went to the Chinese Festival with Anthony and his friend Max. Then took them for 
Thai food (makes sense right?) I got the sense it was Max’s first time eating 
something more exotic than a pb and j….he did pretty good considering!

 I made cheese sauce from scratch, with no recipie. I think this officially means I can cook. This is big news.

  We had lumberjack training camp in the back yard. Anthony was pretty good and I was very impressed since he can barely life the ax! He was very determined and worked really hard and did better than I can!
 Enter the rolo smore. Say no more, except this: This coming weekend there are plans for 
some more serious smore testing and experimenting. We know how to rock a campfire.

 I made two baby quilts. The plan is to sell some and fund me getting out of the house while on parental leave. I want to learn Spanish and maybe take some kind of dance class again…anybody in the quilt market?

 We’ve had a couple of wicked storms the last week and this was trying to break into our
house during one of them. So loud it was unbelievable. We were luck though and had no 
major damage like some people who had their windshields smashed out of the cars!

 I got stung by a wasp for the first time ever. I had no idea is was different from a bee sting and man alive did it ruin a couple of days for me! I did not react well to the little sucker but the doc said nothing I can do. These were from 4 and 5 days after the bite. 3 weeks later I still have a small hole in the back of my leg!

 We volunteered at my works annual casino. As you can see by how they serve their tea, it’s
a classy joint. I watched the food network for 8 hours in between my very infrequent duties.

Gord and I found a Peruvian restaurant. We had Inca Cola and an appetizer. Then Gord informed me I just ate beef heart. I wanted to run and hide. But I ate one more piece just to prove I could do it. I don’t know if I need to prove it again. Ever.

This weekend should be a bit quieter…maybe…but we still have lots on the go and lots of fun summer plans in the works. Hope you are all well:)

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