Thursday, July 29, 2010

busy week

it's VBS week almost at a close
my toothache is still acting up
but I'm coping
one more day and we can enjoy some family time without a plan in sight.
its been better than ever in some ways, and challenges in others.
fiona has had a ball!
Glenn was site manager and kept the behind-the-scenes running smoothly
we had 105 kids and 45 adults volunteering over the week
another great year

Friday, July 23, 2010

DAVE and SUE....Ohhhhhhhhh

Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Haaappy Anniversary

Pour a cheerful toast and fill it
Happy Anniversary
But be careful you don't spill it
Happy Anniversary

Ooooo Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Haaappy Anniversary

(Fred and Wilma Talking)

Ooooo Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Haaappy Anniversary

(Fred Talking)

Happy she and happy he
They're both as happy as can be
Celebrating merrily
their happy anniversary

(Fred and Wilma Talking)

Ooooo Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Haaappy Anniversary

(Fred Talking)

Ooooo Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Haaappy Anniversary

We now state emphatically
its happy anniversary
Not another day could be
a happy anniversary

Ooooo Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Happy (slow)
Happy (slow)
Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy (fast) Anniversary!!!

and fyi;

Practically a restaurant standard, most people don't realize that these lyrics, to the tune of "Thw William Tell Overture", were written by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera for the episode titled "The Hot Piano".

What I did BEFORE my summer vacation

Video of an interview I did at the women's business enterprise national council conference in Baltimore last month...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

From the week at the farm

Visit to the Peterborough Lift Locks

A ride on the Zoo Train

Cousins. Nice Hat Fiona.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hand it down...

The same outfit worn by Natalie and Fiona is now proudly worn by Chloe.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Natalie at the Stampede Parade

Free Pancake Breakfast!

One of the wonderful things about Stampede time in Calgary is the free pancake breakfasts that are held daily. This is the one that Benjamin and I went to. Besides free breakfast, there was a petting zoo, pony rides, a live band and a marching bugle band. You should come and visit us during Stampede!

Stampede Parade

For the first time in the fourteen years that we've been in Calgary, we actually attended the stampede parade. It was great fun! Here are a few pictures from the parade.

Yes, that is a float showing a cowboy riding a wild ferret. It was for the ferret rescue organization.

Stampede Pre-parade

Natalie and Dave participated in the Stampede Pre-parade show on Friday. They met their tae kwon do group downtown at 7 am, and entertained the crowds waiting for the real show. They did patterns, broke blocks of wood, and attacked a well-padded guy with full force. It was very impressive and fun! The crowd particularly appreciated watching small children standing up to someone larger than life.

Monday, July 05, 2010

another day at woolley wondercamp

today started with cereal with the kids (doesn't everything wrap around food anyway)
Fiona headed off to Hope Valley Day camp. then to shop for groceries and fresh supper veg, A few attempts as skyping the parental units worked ok. Then - you guessed it! Time to make lunch.
HAY was due to arrive but not till the afternoon so we scooched over to the hickeys for an hour or so at the beach.
Chloe wanted to nap at home so Simon and I did the egg collecting, tried to visit the wild ducks, but didn't see them, a barn visit then play on the porch in the shade and hot breezes. Tractor man arrived to put the hay wagons in the barn, then scramble off to get fiona at camp (another happy camper)
Dinner, haying, farm animal good nights, install the air conditioners and now it's quiet
and on to tomorrow's busy schedule.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

woolley wondercamp

Simon and Chloe are enjoying a super summer week at woolley wondercamp
the camp just for relatives with lots of fun smooshed into our busy schedule
So, not only do they get to enjoy chores at the farm, but the kids get to help with our variety of volunteer duties. Smiles most of the time - just those tired tears before nap for a few moments from Chloe. Otherwise it's laughter, screaming, manners, toilet lids down, (now if all the boys could learn this one eh?) sharing, board games (the fave is currently a 70's fave called cat and mouse) Good sleeps so far with bathroom breaks in the night alone (we didn't even hear a peep)
No blood, bruises, sticks in the eye - not a sporting place apparently
Fiona's off to Hope Valley day camp in the morning
Hay arrives in bales in the barn later in the AM.
may go for lake swims again before nap time. Have a radio interview to prep for on Tuesday at 8:10 .... listen at if you like
then camp again for Fiona and fun for me and the cuz's

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Susan's Birthday ... part 3: The Cake!

I wish I had two brains...

to control my four arms!

happy birthday Aunt Sue

Many blessing to come your way
on this your July 3rd Birthday
From the farm
to you
hope you got our card!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

More from Canada Day

Canada Day in Banff

We went out to Banff for Canada Day this year. There was a free pancake breakfast to start us off, then sidewalk painting and a hike in the woods.

Happy 143 Canada in Campbelford

The Moppet band got together for a one hour concert along the canal in Campbelford.
Fiona and Maddy (karen woolley and karen taylor's daughters) sang back up
with Karen T on Banjo and Fiddle, Mike on Guitar (same as on my CD), Brian on keyboards and me singing up a storm.
The weather was coolish and the wind died down just before we went on.
The crowd wasn't too big, but we weren't there as the draw - just to sing and play.
Wrigley's gave us hundreds of packs of skittles and we couldn't give em all away. Guess we'll have to find other ways to do so as July moves along

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nana Arlene!

The Zelinski Clan

Diana, Dave, Chelsey and Nick
(and the dog too...)

Dave, always so serious...