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Summer Vacation 2017

This was supposed to be the first of probably a few post about our wonderful family vacation in Michigan with my parents and sisters.

Instead it is a post about our vacation, on PEI. The kids at home with Oma, Opa, Tante Reina and Wilbert. Wilbert home with the kids or visiting me...at the hospital.

At 4 am on the morning of July 15th, instead of going to the airport to fly to Michigan with the kids, Wilbert and I drove to the hospital where I was soon admitted and fast tracked to have my gall bladder removed.

A little bit of background. I have been struggling for a while with random bouts of pain in my abdomen and back. Back in October of 2016, I did go the ER with this pain. At that time, the doctor determined I was having esophageal spasms, a surprisingly common thing for a woman who had a baby 5 or 6 month ago. After my time in the ER, I did not have any further issues until April of this year.

In April, I had 10 of these episodes in 20 days. Most often they would last for 30 minu…
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11 Years

Our 11th anniversary was last week and Wilbert and I were able to spend a good chunk of the day together away from the farm and it was wonderful.

We decided to head to Point Prim to have lunch at the Point Prim Chowder House. But, our meandering back road trip we over shot the point, but ended up at Roma at Three Rivers instead, which was just as nice. It is a nice historical site with a lovely view on the water front and a nice little cafe with soup and bread. So we had lunch there instead and had the tour of the historic site.
 After our lunch and tour of Roma at Three Rivers, we did head to Point Prim and climb to the top of the lighthouse.

A great view and a nice climb. We also stopped at Hannah's Bottle Village on the Point Prim Road. We decided we will come back another time for a meal at the Chowder House.
Then we headed to Charlottetown. We found three geocaches in town, which is always fun. We had supper a little Italian restaurant that we had never been to before. After …

What are Uncles for?

We were so pleased and surprised to have Jander come for a visit. And he spent time almost every day of his visit working with Joash on riding his bike without training wheels. Today, on Jander's last day, Joash was able to start and everything by himself and went very fast on the driveway. Thanks Oom Jander for helping Joash be able to ride a two-wheeler!

Emil, Karisa and Ezekiel Visit

We are enjoying our summer so much, especially since summer means visitors. We were so happy to have Emil, Karisa and Ezekiel visit last week. 
They flew into Charlottetown and captures some great photos of our farm from the plane.
 We got to meet Zeke for the first time. The cousins were not quite sure what to make of each other. Zeke and Gideon are about 7 months apart and pretty much the same size.




 We really wanted to get some nice pictures of all the kids together. Unfortunately the kids were not in a very cooperative mood at all. So this is what we got.



 We also had lots of fun on the beach together on Canada and took in the fireworks in town as well.
 Thanks for coming to visit Emil, Karisa and Zeke. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Holiday Weekend

We have been having a lovely holiday weekend.With some family visitors, it has been a great excuse to get out and do somethings with the family.
Last week Thursday we went to downtown Charlottetown and saw the Young Company show for the year at the Confederation Center. Since it is a free outdoor show, we had a picnic lunch during the show and it was very nice. Then, of course, we needed some Cows ice cream for dessert. It is so nice to eat some ice cream on water front.


Normally our church has a picnic at the beach on July 1st, Canada Day. However, the weather wasn't looking all that great, so the picnic was postponed to Monday.  There are lots of fun games and activities, we have lunch together and it is right on the beach! This year they had a contest for the most Canadian outfit or costume. Joash came up with a grand plan and spent sometime time writing and drawing. I helped him tape it to his clothes before we went to he picnic. And Joash won a prize for "most creative,…

Gideon - 14 Months

M(om): Hey Gideon! You are 14 months old now! Yipee!

G(ideon): I know, Mom. But what is this? A day late and only two pictures?

M: I know. We have just been having too much fun enjoying summer. And the weather has been so nice to be outside. It is just great!

G: It is fun. I love to be outside and crawl in the grass, play in the sandbox and eat dirt.

M: What else do you like to eat?


G: Everything! Food is so good. I love to eat and eat and fill my mouth too full. I just can't get enough

M: That is for sure. What else do you like?

G: I am starting to be more interested in books. I do like it when you read to me.

M: I like that too. Anything else?

G: I love to climb. I can climb on the desk and small table in the office. I try to climb on the coffee table and the couch, but I can't do that by myself yet.

M: You certainly do keep me on my toes. Thanks for talking Gideon!

Summer Vacation

We are two days into Summer Vacation and things have been great so far. The weather has been lovely, though it could rain today. But we have been outside and it certainly feels like summer (though a bit windy to hit the beach, yet.)
We are also trying a little more structured chore chart thing this summer for some extra motivation and to give some structure to our day. The kids have things they need to every day and a job that will change each week. I wanted to do a little bit of  "brain time" each day, so Joash has a math sheet and reads independently for 15 minutes each day. Mataya didn't want to be left out, so we found a little alphabet workbook for her to do. It is so fun to see them using their brains.  It makes this book lovers heart glad to see her oldest starting to love to read. He really, really likes to read non-fiction, especially about history and animals.