Oh ya, I never had any!
I've got some nasty allergies happening to me right now, thanks to the generous sprinkling of canola fields around my small town. Last week we headed out to Leduc, where my parent's live to celebrate Canada day in the sunshine. While we were there my allergies subsided and I felt back to my old self, with the exception of an asthma attack at the compost facility- I felt great!
As soon as we arrived home in Strathmore, the sneezing and wheezing started again and I feel very exhausted by it all. I know the allergy thing will be short lived but it has been quite a shock to my system.
Ken and I also feel like we need to go out and spend some time together. I feel like I never get to see him and when I do I'm competing for his attention with our kids (rightly so!!). So hopefully in the next month or so we can beg Auntie Jessie to watch the kids for a couple days (and nights!) and have a little time together. I'm really looking forward to it.
Next week I'm back off to Leduc with the kids to watch my mom's animals while she goes to a family reunion in Saskatchewan. She's going to debrief me on the feeding routine of her birds while she's gone, I'm nervous... those little suckers have delicate temperaments and I'm anything but delicate... hopefully they all survive. I'm going to do my best to find things for the kids to do while we are there... lots of parks in the area and a lot of biking paths. I see many adventures ahead of us!
As you can see by the photo above, Ken took the kids fishing in the lake downtown. They had a ball, Paige caught 2 rainbow trout, Nolan caught one and Ken even caught one accidentally as he was bringing in his reel! I got some beautiful shots of everyone and their fish. The mosquitos were keeping themselves on the DL thanks to a nice breeze, it was a great night. I'm sure we'll go out and do it again soon. Here is a slide show of the shots I've posted to flickr.
I should hop a long but I'll update again soon,