July was the start of our holidays and we both took a week off and travelled to Calabogie for Canada Day. What a great place to spend the holiday weekend.
R, A and Jo on the shores of Calabogie Lake!
All showing some patriotism!!
The kids has a great time and the fireworks were amazing. We spent a few days camping with my sister and her family and my brother as well. Everyone else went home on Monday, but Hubby, Jo my nephew and I stayed until Wednesday morning. Jo, Alex and I went into Ottawa and had a quick play date and lunch with a few fellow bloggers. Silver Creek Mom
, Twin Mom
and Laurie from the Emma Report
hosted! It was great to see them and we had an awesome afternoon!
The weather was a little iffy and of course when we were packing up it started to rain. Thankfully hubby had the foresight to start packing up before it started to rain. I was in town at the Laundry Mat washing all the bedding and dirty clothes from the first part of the week. Both kids decided to wet the bed....too much fresh air I suppose. By lunch time we had said our goodbyes to Nana and Grampa and we were off to Bracebridge were we spent 3 nights atSanta's Whispering Pines Campground
which was conveniently across the road from Santa's Village
where the 4 of us spent 2 full days going on the rides, playing and just having fun!
The rode the Jumping Star over and over
The Airplanes were great fun!
The Roller Coaster was by far the favourite ride
It had apparently rained at home the few days were in Bracebridge, but we only had about 3 drops of rain the entire time. It only rained on Wednesday when we were travelling and then again on Saturday when we travelled home. It was a great place to spend a few days and the kids could pretty much run free through the park. It wasn't too busy nor was it too big!
You can see a bunch more pictures here
Jo, Kelsey and I made a last minute tour to my brother in laws house near Lake Simcoe. We attended a birthday party and spent Sunday at the Toronto Zoo
We had an awesome time although it must have been the hottest day of the summer. Thankfully there is a water park at the zoo and the kids had an awesome time all around. You can see our pictures here
Saturday night of that weekend I left Kelsey to watch Jo with her cousins for the evening and went to Casionorama
and managed to come home with a bunch more money than I went there with. The first time I won the 3 symbols were all on the screen, but not in a line so I didn't think I had won anything. The bells were ringing and the lights were flashing! Brenda forgot to tell me that the "Quick Pay" symbols don't have to be in a line, as long as they were all on the screen. I collected my loot and moved over to another machine and a few minutes later the Bells and Lights were going again! This time I split my win with Brenda! I couldn't believe it! twice in a span of about 10 minutes. What a rush. I could see how quickly it could become addicting. The best part was that I finally got my Camera
. I couldn't decide between the 8mp and the 10.1 mp and finally opted for the 8. I had been dreaming about this camera since before Christmas last year and finally got it. Now I need to go back to the casino to win enough to buy all the toys I want for it! If only it were that simple. Maybe I'll be a good girl and Santa will put some of the accessories under the tree for me.
June and July are covered, maybe tomorrow night I'll get to August and be caught up enough that I'll be able to fill you all in on Jo's first day of school on Thursday.