We have caught the geocache bug again and are so please that there is a whole series down our road. So, last week, we took a walk from our house after coffee time and found three of the closest geocaches.
Joash found the first one all on his own!
This one was a bit more tricky. Can you spot Denise in the background? I had to fight with a hawthorn for this one.
We let Joash be in charge of this one and with a little help from Wilbert, Joash and Mataya both spotted it.
We hope to finish up the series on the road this summer, but the next ones require the van and a bit more planning. We also hope to find a few more geocaches in a few other places we visit this summer. It is a great family activity.
I don't fully understand how this happens, but Gideon already loves the tractor. If he is in the kitchen or the living room and he hears the sound of the tractor, he crawls to the closest window and has a look outside. When he sees it, he often starts drumming on the window sill, so excited. He repeats a little "T" sound, like he is trying to say tractor. He hasn't actually gone for a ride in the tractor, yet. But I think he will be pretty excited to that some day soon.
Today was Storybook Character Day at Joash's school. I tried to make it easy on myself and encouraged Joash to use one of the costumes we have on hand. So, he picked the chef costume and took the book Sam the Chef.
Notice anything about his face? I didn't have time to take a picture before school and we got a call right around lunch time that Joash had a pretty bad fall on the asphalt at school during recess. He was pretty shook up about, so I went to pick him up early today. He seems pretty much his normal self now, so we are not too worried. And of course, school pictures are on the 31st, so we will have to see how well he has healed by then.
This was supposed to be the first of probably a few post about our wonderful family vacation in Michigan with my parents and sisters.
Instead it is a post about our vacation, on PEI. The kids at home with Oma, Opa, Tante Reina and Wilbert. Wilbert home with the kids or visiting me...at the hospital.
At 4 am on the morning of July 15th, instead of going to the airport to fly to Michigan with the kids, Wilbert and I drove to the hospital where I was soon admitted and fast tracked to have my gall bladder removed.
A little bit of background. I have been struggling for a while with random bouts of pain in my abdomen and back. Back in October of 2016, I did go the ER with this pain. At that time, the doctor determined I was having esophageal spasms, a surprisingly common thing for a woman who had a baby 5 or 6 month ago. After my time in the ER, I did not have any further issues until April of this year.
In April, I had 10 of these episodes in 20 days. Most often they would last for 30 minu…