June 17, 2018
Father's day

The kids were requested NOT to do breakfast in bed, so they decided to make a special breakfast instead of blueberry pancakes, sausages and fruit.


There was a special hospitality hour after church, so that's what we did for lunch. Father Jared, our curate, is leaving for his own parish. (He's pictured with Amelia choosing her candy prize for reciting her monthly memory verse)


We'd be sadder, except that Jared's replacement is Creighton!!! So Rachel is back from Texas and Elizabeth is ecstatic (although she's also mildly put out that we never actually sent her to visit Texas).


It was warm after church so we pulled out Amelia's paddling pool and spent some time jumping in and out. Elizabeth and Erika discovered that it was great fun to fling their wet hair in the air and spent an inordinate amount of time doing so. It was great fun to photograph too!

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June 16, 2018
Father's day dojo

It was Father's day at the dojo but we completely forgot and I ended up being the parent taking Matthew to his 9am class.


Brendan was not sad that he got out of having to do pushups with Matthew on his back. Matthew was a bit disappointed but the class was so fun that he didn't mind too much. Actually I had a narrow escape having to substitute. Good thing I brought the baby!

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June 15, 2018
End of school picnic

Usually Matthew's school end of year picnic has been the last day of school, but not this year. He did have good weather and enjoyed blowing bubbles and running around the park with his friends.

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Chris has a birthday

Uncle Chris had a birthday, so we got to eat cake! There was much rejoicing among the small fry.


I think he was amused by our "must have candles at breakfast" tradition.

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June 14, 2018
Father's day preschool

Amelia took Daddy to preschool

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June 12, 2018
School concert

We went to Elizabeth's end of year concert. The recorder and xylophone playing is either getting less terrible or it's growing on me.


Elizabeth was all the way to one side so Daddy didn't have a terribly good view but Amelia greatly amused Elizabeth's immediate classmates by running up and down the aisle towards Elizabeth. No comment on what Amelia's mother thought...

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