[week + end rewind]

Oh boy summer just seems to be rushing past us it's crazy. Thankfully we have had some nice sunny days lately though. Rewinding back...
On Monday Whit dropped the kids off so they could play here while she did some editing at Starbucks and then she joined us for lunch - and treated me to Starbucks.

The kids all had a blast and played so nicely together. Plus I got to spend time with them and Whit too!

That afternoon it was a hot one so we drove down to another pathway system by us that has some huge ponds for Cruz to swim in.

His favorite face. ;) And he climbs EVERYTHING.

Monday night Justin got home from Fernie so we had some excited kids right before bed!

Tuesday I dropped the kids off at Gramma Debbie's for a few hours while I went into work and took photos for them of the summer program. It was super fun to hangout with some of our students for a while.

 ^ Ryder is in a Swing Thing - it's a nifty contraption that stabilizes wee babes in the bucket swing. It works so well and is made in Vancouver, BC.

Getting so speedy on her bike! Makes our walks a lot quicker!

Delainey convinced me to let them pudding paint again. She asks to do this almost daily. Oh man do they love it!

Thursday we took a little road trip to Innisfail to check out the Discovery Wildlife Adventure Park with Lindsey and her girls.
 It's a really cool place. A very different experience than our Calgary zoo. It's all outdoors and very natural. We saw the tiger show which was really neat too!

Helping Ry see the bears.

Couple of crazy bears after we fed them lunch!

They were so cute together. Makes me wish we lived closer!

The kids napped on the way home so it was Cruz walk time upon arriving home.

Friday we took Cruz on another "adventure walk" Delainey calls them when we drive somewhere to go for a walk. She also decided she wanted to hop like a frog for most of the walk and was quite perturbed when I asked her to walk. Because she was a frog ya know and they don't walk.

Friday night we drove out to Elbow Falls for family photos with Whit. We were supposed to go Wednesday night but the weather wasn't the best and I am so glad we waited. It was a beautiful night and seriously the kids and Justin were awesome. They made me so happy! ha I knew Whit would get amazing images regardless but they were trooper. Cruz is just a natural so I never worry about her. 
And seriously - Whit is incredible. 2 kids plus I will always include Cruz and she still gets photos like THIS:

She posted a few sneak peeks on Facebook for us and I cannot love them more. I am so thankful for them and her. We had a quick picnic afterwards and the kids crashed on the way home and were able to put to bed quite easily when we got home.

 Saturday Justin and Cruz headed out to Bragg Creek for a ride. Cruz was one tired dog afterwards!

Delainey and Just spent more time working on WALL-E.

Jeff and Jolie came over for dinner after being away for 2 weeks on their honeymoon to London & Ireland. We were all super excited to see them and hear about their trip.
 We watched the last Tragically Hip concert on TV along with the rest of Canada I think.

Sunday morning we headed out to hike the Douglas Fir Trail. It's such a fun hike {so many stairs} and most of it is fixed after the floods.

Throwing rocks to cool Cruz down afterwards!

Ryder fell asleep and was so cute all tucked in!

After lunch Delainey and Justin finished WALL-E!!! She is so excited about him - maybe as much as Justin. ;) That's a strong maybe.

After nap popsicles are always a hit!

Rolling down the hill and forward rolls until dinner!

And then hammock time. Have I mentioned how much I love my hammock. I even let Justin join me. ;)

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Ashley said...

What kind of Popsicles did you make? Also what flash card puzzles are those? They look neat and Noah is loving puzzles lately!! Sounds like a fun week and I just love the family pics!! Ours are booked for October!

Lindsey (a running tale) said...

I love your family photos!!
Glad we got to see you guys, I know the girls were so cute together!
I can't believe how fast summer has gone :(
I'll have to try pudding painting one day, I'm sure Avery would love it!

Murdock's mama said...

You're too cute in the hammock together!
I LOVE your family photo sneak peeks! SOOO good!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You are the second Canadian blogger to mention the Tragically Hip concert and how all of Canada was watching it! I have no idea what you guys are talking about but it must have been entertaining. ;)

The family photo you shared is beautiful! You have such a gorgeous family!

Leigh said...

You guys had another fun week + weekend! Your family pictures turned out beautifully- no doubt that they wouldn't though!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

Great week!! So happy the photos turned out! Whit got some good ones as usual!