Sunday, August 29, 2010

our weekend in st. Jacobs

Fiona's been reading an amish girl series of books and wanted to meet a real "rachel yoder"
so for our 18th wedding anniversary, we ventured to St. Jacobs in search of a family day togther that may or may not fetch us a pen pal
Fiona saw her first hot air balloons on the way into the area.
On Saturday morning, we wandered the market, enjoyed lots to see, went on a horse trolly tour and there was a lovely little 8 year old mennonite girl.
we had printed up pen pal cards and asked if she wanted to write back and forth to Fiona.
She must have been pretty excited as she darted to the house at the first opportunity to ask permission. I met her mom in their little quilt shop and explained the concept and what Fiona wished. The mom agreed, and then they even let us take photos/
so meet Karen Martin and we will share the letters as they go back and forth.

we wandered through the town of St. Jacobs and then met up with cousin Michael Krawiecki
Fiona and their middle daughter Katherine hit it off well. Monique and Michael, with the older 2 kids and Glenn and I chatted for 3 hours. Their youngest flitted between playing with the girls and checking in with the adults.

Mom and Uncle Bill are due to meet up soon. Michael will be sure to get Uncle Bill to wherever it makes sense for them to have long awaited hugs. Lots of excitement as Matthew, Don's son and his wife are expecting in March. He'll be the first of that generation in our extended family to have a baby and make the first Great Grandparents of that layer too!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


to Karen and Glenn.

And many more to come

Friday, August 27, 2010

Buskerfest on Front St.

Chloe and Elvis had a dance together while the King performed for the crowd! They took a lovely bow together.

There were a troupe of circus acrobats that had the crowd mesmerized, including the family. They jumped, did bar balancing and tricks with Pogo sticks. The weather was great, and lots of people attended.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

not that he's supersticious

glenn wonders if things happen in threes

camp pix

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Latest pic with the boys

From Aunt Ann. A recent summer photo of Cousin Terri with her boys Greg, Brandon and Mikael.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I had fun at bradtcamp

This past weekend was such a joy with family squished all over and in between.
there were bickers and battles between kids, grups and all got settled. things got lost and found from people to pokemon, songs were sung, tears were shed, food was eaten and enjoyed, I can't recall a finer time, a longer time, a lovelier time we've been together.
let's just plan to do that again.
open your agendas and lets see what we can manage.
farm hugs!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

another one marks the 50

Happy Birthday today to Terri!
Hope it's a lovely one.
from all us woolley farmers

Saturday, August 14, 2010

nyc with the 50 crowd

Marg, Donna, Peggy and I went to New York City for a weekend thanks to Marg's boys who treated her, and all of us to the trip. We saw WICKED on broadway, ate at Sardy's as well as wondered the streets eastside, westside all around the town!
Marg lead the troops on a journey, I helped us get places eventually. The musical was great and recco'd this fall in Toronto if you haven't seen it yet.

gran's birthday at the farm

Fiona had a fun face of cupcake to help Gran celebrate her birthday at the farm.
She's now off on a week-long adventure around Ontario with her grandparents. What's that sound?
oh, its a wolf chomping on my sheep in the field
other than that, it's quiet at the farm.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Happy birthday!

In France, some would say, would be a fine way to celebrate a birthday.

Chic alors! Zut! Et je me souviens:
Brrrr. Il fait froid aujourd hui. L'auto ne marche pas. Telephonez au garage, Paul!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

it's birthday boy day in france

Hope you're enjoying your vacances
hot here