Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Victoria Day Weekend

Wow, I haven't updated on here for a while. I haven't even had my camera out lately. Just busy, I guess!
The first long weekend of the summer season is now behind us. It was a good one. Friday we headed out to Jarvis for fireworks and bonfire at Brian and Barbara's. A little chilly, but lots of fun. We swapped Deanna for Zachary overnight, as Brian was taking the kids to Ruthven Park to participate in some bird banding. Those of you who know Deanna will know that this is right up her alley! She loves birds... they spent 3 hours there, but were rewarded with seeing one of the rarest birds in Ontario, a Prothonotary Warbler.

Apparently there are only 5 pairs of these in Ontario. The pictures on their blog were taken by Bethany - good job, Beth!

Saturday was the Elementary Schools Baseball Tournament. London's team played very well, even though they lost most of their games. It was a rather dreary, rainy day, at least until the tournament was over. Then the sun came out! Oh well, since B&B came back to our place (we had to swap kids back again) it was nice that the kids could play outside.

Sunday was a much appreciated day of rest before spending most of yesterday outdoors again. Deanna and I got the gardens cleaned out and annuals planted. I'll try to get some pictures up later. After getting the three little girls off to bed on time (very sleepy after playing outside all day!) Tim, Deanna and I played a game of Settlers of Catan. This was the first time Deanna had played, and lucky girl, she won! Or was winning, when I realized it was almost 10 o'clock and they needed to get to bed!

All in all, an enjoyable weekend. Hope yours was too.

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