Bug had a joke that she told several times a day for about six months - usually told back to back many times over.  She would sometimes yell out the punchline first.  Often she was laughing so hard before she even started telling the joke that it was impossible to understand what she said.  I didn't want to forget this about her.  Here's the joke.

How did the balloon cross the road?
The balloon popped.

Ha,ha.  This was usually followed by some really loud laughing by her.  It was hard not to laugh along with her.

This week

We have had a crazy and exciting week.  We kicked things off with some dancing with the Ole Time Fiddlers until late last Saturday.  This gathering is organized monthly.  We were by far the youngest there and the first to leave.  As we headed out the door, a couple old gals stopped to warn us that we would miss the feast.  We asked when it was happening and they said in about an hour - it was already 10:30!!!  These guys know how to party.  We were shown all sorts of new dances, bounced around, laughed. It was a blast.

Monday we took part in a cow eye dissection that a fellow home learner had organized.  For a buck an eye, we explored the inner workings of the eye ball.  We did this at the local Science Centre with about 50 other home learners.  The science centre even set up an exploratory video for us to follow along and inform us about the eye.  I made sure to purchase a cup extra eyes to dissect at home with Dad. He, he.  Bug was right in there.  This was a lot of fun.

Tuesday we had our Co-op Gathering and headed or a walk around a nearby lake.  When we got to te lake there were some youth skating on it.  they had drilled through the centre of the lake and the ice was already 6 inches think.  so instead of walking around, we walked across the ice.  It was really cold out and the kids were really ready to head home for jot chocolates.

Thursday we headed to the local observatory to star gaze and learn about the stars.  It was cloudy, but we still watched an informative slide show, checked out the second biggest telescope in the province, and p,ayec with some smaller telescopes.  

By Friday the kids and I were ready for some R &R.

Today we are off for some fun at the Y.  There is a big do for National Children's Day. Fun.


Randomness from Beefcake's phone

Matching hair!!
(Psssst - it's just gel.  He, he.)

Look out.  They are on the loose.

Three of them slept together in the top bunk.

Feeding time.


For Uncles wedding.

First day of Judo.

One hot molecule.  Notice the finger pointing.  It's just what he does. ( builder)


Flying - or close to.

Oh, Yes he did.  Up, up, up - then drop! Some kids cried, he yelled, "let's do it again!"

The clan at the camp ground. Just do'in the rounds.

This just had to be climbed.

Mountain biking. 

Lots of fun and there is more.

Puppy cuddles

Oh and Uncle, too.

Fun on the Coast

First stop: marine wildlife center.

There were 2 octopi to view up close.  Very cool.

Second stop: exploration museum with marble run,

And all sorts of wooden instruments, inventions, and contraptions to explore.

Good for all ages!!

He was determined to relocate every ball in the place.  Can you see the flying ball?

Marble hand crank elevator.

Who me?

Third stop: Ice cream and some final baby smoozing.

Can you Guess Who?

Dance Class


Summer Fun

Ready for camping
Nearby Historical Site Exploration

Lake play
River play

Testing out the river flow

Gorgeous sun



Geocaching with friends

Building the new Fort - it's huge!

Kinetic Sand play.  This stuff is a lot of fun.

LEGO - always a project on the go.  Creating a set for some Stop Motion Film making.

Why is it cold where we are and warm in Hawaii?  Flash light represents the sun.


Dead grouse in our yard.  We checked it out thoroughly - naturally.

Learning to whistle with grass.  He did it.

Young Naturalist Club outing.  Notice the mushroom left to dry in a tree by a squirrel.  Builder spotted the first one.  There was a whole bunch strung up in the trees.