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July 31, 2016

I would have liked to camp longer, but we had some very special visitors home from Chad! My cousin Phil, Merilee and their three girls, who have all grown up a ton since the last time we saw each other.

 

We went to church with Dave and Karen. There wasn't a summer Sunday school for Elizabeth's age (and Matthew flatly refused to go) so they stayed in church and took notes in between wiggling like wild things.

 

After church Dave and Karen headed home to nap their children and the rest of us drove downtown for Buskerfest! Unfortunately I made the unwise decision to allow my kids to stand in a VERY long and VERY hot line for balloon animals, which turned out to be quite expensive and meant I didn't get to see as many acts as I would have liked. The guy riding a pretend horse was voted not that good by our crew anyway. The gymnasts jumping through flaming hoops was much more our speed. My older two kids had fun milking a pretend cow ("That's why farmers invented milking machines" exclaimed Elizabeth), but Amelia was deeply suspicious and would have nothing to do with it.

 

Elizabeth and Matthew did love their pokemon balloons. Kaitlyn was underwhelmed by her pokeball though - I wish I had a photo - it was definitely not the balloon artist's best work.

 

Then we had everyone over for a lasagna and corn supper. What a special and lovely time. Too soon it was time to say goodbye.


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On September 8, 2016 at 09:13 am
Pat Kennedy said:
Looks like so much fun! And what a tableful of cousins!

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