Today's skies are grey with cloud and a mild rain is keeping us indoors. So, why not check out the blogs I've missed of late.....and perhaps, just perhaps, conjure up a blog of our own.
So here goes......!
|Jeanette's mom celebrated her 88th birthday.|
|Deni and Owen celebrating at Mary's 88th birthday.|
|Mary is thriving.......and she celebrated well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!|
Owen is likely not aware that he will be giving up some of his home space to a new baby sister come mid-September. His mom, Courtney is expecting a baby girl near September 15th. So....there is more excitement to come for Deni, Courtney, Owen..... and us.
|Plenty of fun enjoyed in our sun room.|
With our daughter, Ginette still away in the far flung Egyptian Luxor region, we see a lot of Brie and Easton. And with their dad, Trevor's busy schedule, his mom, along with Jeanette and I are spending a lot of time looking after our grand kids. And it is a pleasure to help out.
Although missing her kids and husband, Ginette is thoroughly enjoying her time in Egypt. Texting us (with occasional Face Time chats) frequently, it seems this will be the first and quite possibly the only time she will agree to be away from her little family for such a long time. Although a great contract, she sure misses her kids. Going forward, she may only accept one week contracts or perhaps two, depending on the distances she needs to travel. But what a great experience she is living! And the business contacts she is making cannot be undervalued. Her worldwide contacts list has grown exponentially.
|A picnic in the park with Courtney, Deni and Owen.|
|Owen and I are checking the flow of the creek underfoot while Deni looks on.|
It was a pleasure to spend some quality time with Deni and Courtney too. To be able to hang out and just chat about all things common was a pleasure for us.
|"Where does this path go....?"|
Back in the sun room, Easton (at 3 years of age) shares play time with Owen.
|Our little man is so mature for his age. He is most engaging,|
|Little princess, Brie continues to amaze us too. She is growing so quickly.|
|This was a good opportunity to catch a photo with our three grand kids in one place.|
|Fun in the park.....and a picnic too!|
|A new little orange tractor and trailer for Owen.|
|Deni, Courtney and Owen leaving our driveway.....|
Brie has taken to climbing on anything and everything she can.
|Playing with garden stones is fun for her these days.|
|"Hey....I can see some little fish in the stream....."|
|Little Brie is good to follow our slow walk through the forested park nearby.|
Of course, Easton has to climb anything he has not tackled before.
|Brie surprised me with a little kiss while I was resting my eyes. What a sweetheart.|
It is not all about kids though. Jeanette and I have participated in other activities. I regularly golf with my group of guys and coffee with the 'Open Mic' crowd while Jeanette has had several meet ups with friends. We continue to exercise our motorcycle in the area; often on pleasant evenings and on longer day trips. And we continue to take our walks in the neighbourhood or in the parks nearby.
Our Egyptian business traveler daughter, Ginette will return home in early June to resume her parenting duties. Jeanette and I will then garner a bit more free time. So we'll see what fodder we can come up with to grace our blog pages in the weeks ahead.
That's about it from here, for now.
Thanks for dropping by.