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POD: Summer / Hockey Camp begins


Today Violet headed off to Hockey Opportunity camp for a week of Hockey skills and outdoor fun. She was so excited, not even the 6:15 am wake-up on a couple of the days dampened her excitement.

POD: An evil dinner with Nan

Today after school Jacob and his Nan went on a bit of an adventure, it included an evil dinner out.

POD: Winds-Day at Lacrosse


Wednesday is Lacrosse day and when we got to the field we were treated by this site. I don’t know about you, but even after those portapotties were set upright I didn’t want to go in them. Though I must admit it was fun seeing a group of 9 and 10 year old girls pushing them back to their vertical position.

POD: Jacob and his Art

This spring Jacob took an art course after school, today was art show day. So I thought I’d share this collage I made from some picture of the event. It’s amazing what he can do when he takes his time and concentrates.

POD: And then there was Tenis


Last summer while away at camp Violet discovered tennis, and she really enjoyed it. Ever since we’ve tried to find a way for her to continue playing it, but with our busy schedule, it’s been hard. This last parks and rec session we found a 1 on 1 tennis lesson that mostly worked with our schedule. We had a few weeks that we just couldn’t make it because of other commitments and were even late once or twice trying to switch between activities, but violet loved it and I loved watching her progress each week. Last night was her last class of the session, perhaps its time to get the family some rackets so we can play together.

POD: Lacrosse warmup

Today was lacrosse day and Mimico was on fire, the team won both their games. 11-3 and 11-0. After scoring in her ball hockey game last night Violet kept the goals coming with 7 goals in the 2 games today. I don’t know where she gets the energy from.

POD: Birthday Ride down White Water Canyon

Today we celebrated Jacob’s birthday with a trip to Canada’s Wonderland. I can’t believe my little boy is 12 years old.  It was a great day spent mostly at Splashworks, enjoying the Waterslides, wave pool and Lazy river. We did find time for a trip down the White Water Canyon too.

POD: Jacob in a Tree

Today was Ball Hockey practice, and while Violet practised Jacob climbed trees.

POD: Blue Jays Game

Tonight I got down to the Rogers Centre for the first time this season. To see the Blue Jays play the Baltimore Orioles.  It was quite a game. After each team scored 1 run in the first it stayed that way into the 7th when the Toronto reliever gave up a solo home run. The next inning they had back to back homers stretching the lead to 4-1. Thankfully, in the bottom of the 9th, the Jays bats came alive and they tied the game at 4 forcing extra innings. Unlike the Yankee game Wednesday (A lose in the 13th inning), the Jays won it in the 10th. It was a great game.

POD: Practicing taking the Shot

At times it seems that all of our free time is taken up running from one kid’s activity to another. Seeing the joy in our kids as they take part in their different activities makes all the effort worth it. So today I have another Lacrosse picture.