Friday, July 18, 2014

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Homework burning glee/Wind turbines taking over the landscape at my parents' place/Exploring the Town of Dunnville/The Grand River/Swinging her hair/Pointing out Canada on a map on Canada Day/The visual context surrounding the map/A choppy Lake Erie/Fun with sand and water/A windy day meets long bangs/Lighting up the fire for marshmallows at the cottage/Lunching in town

We are keeping as busy as possible this summer. These are some photos from our first days of vacation. We launched the summer with a gleeful homework burning party for my two kids and their cousin. A great way to let loose and welcome carefree days. We have been sticking around home these past two weeks while the kids have swimming lessons, but we are looking forward to a few beach visits and a trip to New York soon.

How's the summer treating you? Any fun plans?


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  1. LOVE the 5th picture, the one of your daughter. Just beautiful! I'm envious of all the beach in your summer!

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    1. Thanks Laurie! No beach the last couple of weeks though. Can't wait to get back to it. :)

      Jo

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  2. Yay New York trip! One of my favorite places to visit, from Albany to Manhattan-- where are you headed? Love the idea of homework burning-- may have to borrow that one!

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    1. We will be driving, so from Buffalo to Manhattan, with a stop at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen.

      You should definitely do the homework burning - for yourself and hubby! It's a fun start to the summer. It's a great way of getting rid of excess papers too. In previous years we let them hang around until they became permanent fixtures in the basement.

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  3. Beautiful photos, as always! :) Your summer looks pretty amazing so far!

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  4. Ha! Homework burning is awesome, what fun! Looks like things are off to a good start around there, and I love your daughter's poses, she a natural with that camera :)

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    1. She loves the camera and it loves her back. ;)

      Jo

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  5. A day at the beach with the kids is my idea of the perfect summer adventure. We have many beaches within a couple hours drive of our home, and we try to explore new ones each summer. It is so worth the drive!! A couple weeks ago we had a fabulous day at Couchiching Beach in Orillia... a great start to our summer.
    Get a copy of my handy "FUN IN THE SUN BEACH DAY CHECKLIST" at
    http://simplyfunfamilies.com/summer-beach-days/
    Find out how EASY it can be to get your gang prepared for a memorable beach day adventure this summer!!

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    1. Thanks. I always love a good checklist Karen. I wish I were more spontaneous but I have a great fear of not bringing all that we need on an outing! I'm a definite over-packer!

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  6. Wow, great pictures!! Your lovely girl is just so cute in front of the camera, too.

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