Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Summer Fun with the Grandkids

Summer is well underway. The temps have been hot, it's been humid and thunderstorms have ruled the night skies. This past weekend however, Mother Nature ruled on our side with lower temps, lots of sun and cool evenings for sleeping. My eldest son Jeff and his family dropped by for a visit and we filled the weekend with loads of summer fun. 
Check it out - first stop Prehistoric World in Morrisburg, ON!

My grandchildren, Oceanne and Summer.

They were joined by my step-granchildren, Yanie and Loik.

Even the adults joined in the fun!

Uncle Dan

Pascale under attack!

Prehistoric World has been around for 31 yrs now. It is filled with 50 life-sized dinosaurs complete with an info-filled tablet on each species and a sand pit filled with fossils for the kids to root through. 
As you can see, our family has been enjoying this attraction for years. Here's Jeff at age 5 and me with Daniel, age. The place hasn't changed a bit as you can see in the photo of Jeff and Pascale that follows these two pics.

Jeff & Pascale

After returning home from the afternoon we filled our faces with an awesome meal of pork tenderloin, rice, corn on the cob and greek salad. It was topped off with peanut butter pie and chocolate sauce. I couldn't believe how much these kids could eat! It was time to head off to the park and work it all off.

Bob stayed at the house and cleaned up, bless him, but it wasn't long before he joined us too!

This one was a little on the blurry side  and not too flattering (lol!) so here's a much better pic of him.

It wasn't long after returning home before it was lights out since everyone was pretty wiped out.

The next day turned out to be just as gorgeous as the previous one.....definitely boating weather. Bob took the whole family out in two shifts for a tour on the St. Lawrence River.

Poor little Summer is sporting a mark on the bridge of her nose from a collision with a Frisbee during a visit to her Grandpa John.  The kids spent the day at the beach with their Grandpa a day or so earlier.
Summer is Grandma's girl though and spent time in the gazebo with me whispering secrets in my ear.

The boat ride was followed my another meal. It seems we were always filling our faces. As you can see, the kids had a great time hamming it up!

We had an amazing visit with them! Congratulations if you've stuck it out this far through all these family pics. I only see my grandchildren a couple of times a year so you have to bear with me over my gushing and numerous photos. A lot of this is for the benefit of my mom and siblings too.

All good things must come to an end though and it was time for them to head back home to Quebec where they have a camping trip planned. You can't leave without a family photo! My son Chris was the only one absent. Unfortunately he had made plans weeks ago with some friends and couldn't join us.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope your summer plans are going well. For us, the next adventure will be a visit from longtime friends and then off to Muskoka. Can't wait!


  1. Wonderful pictures Lynn! Love that one of you in the boat. Looks like you all had a great time together!


  2. What great family memories you're making! Your grandchildren are all so cute. I always think of my neighbors when you talk about yours, because their names are Summer and Sky. Unusual names, small world.

  3. So glad you all had such a great time together!! Lots of memories to treasure. :)

  4. What great pictures - it looks like a lovely, and memorable, day.

  5. Thank you for sharing your happy and special times with your beautiful family Lynn, what wonderful photos :)

  6. Wonderful family times ~ memories were certainly made!

  7. Good times with family! Thank you for sharing. The kids sure are cute.

  8. Beautiful children...looks like you had lots of fun! We had grandkids here last week also... exhausting but fun, LOL


  9. Fabulous fun! I love the big dinosaurs.

  10. what a lovely post, thanks for sharing Lynn!
    you had a lot of fun, I can tell! :)
    hugs and happy xxx,

  11. Such a nice post Lynn. I love that last picture of you all so happy.

  12. Sounds like a very fun and busy time! I'll bet you spend a few days resting up? (At least until your next company arrives!) Happy Summer!

  13. I can tell from all those smiles what a great time the kids had with you, Lynn--they are all adorable. I'm sure you're tired, but fulfilled after their visit! Hope you won't have to wait too long for the next one...

  14. Wonderful pics Lynn! Everyone looks like they are having a fantastic time :)

  15. So many happy smiling faces, what fun times you had. Thanks for sharing your special family time.

  16. I was so enjoying all your family pictures. They make me want to leave immediately to see my grandson again. But I have to wait another two months, sigh.