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POD: Another Camp for Diva


Violet heads to her second overnight camp of the summer. This is her usually overnight camp. This is the 4th time she’s gone. The second time it’s for 2 weeks. I know she’ll have a blast, but I’m a little sad that we won’t see her for another two weeks, and when she’s back summer is pretty much over.

POD: Picking up Diva


Today we picked up Violet from camp. It was her first time at an overnight hockey camp and she seems to have really enjoyed it.

POD: Looking back at a scary momment


As I try to get back into posting a picture every day, I still find days where I have failed to capture a moment worth sharing. On days where that happens, I plan on going through my thousands of photos at sharing a moment from years past. Today I have a picture from August 24 2016, one of the scariest moments I’ve had as a driver. While driving home from Oakville with the kids and my mom my tire blew out. I managed to get from the left lane to the right shoulder where we waited first for Suzanne, who took the kids and my mom to safety, then the tow truck.

POD: A sweaty day at Camp


Today I have a picture of Violet and two of her friends from Hockey Camp. They look like they are having a great time.

POD: Where’s the Playground?

On the Friday before the Long weekend, I noticed a lot of workers in our neighbourhood park. At first, I thought they were just doing repairs but it soon became clear that they were taking everything down. I believe it’s for an upgrade to the park, but apart from an announcement for consultations from 2017 I haven’t found the plans. At the time I thought it strange that they would do it right before a long weekend. A weekend that usually sees lots of kids playing in the park. I assumed that they would begin work on Tuesday, but as you can see, they haven’t.

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: 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.