We had a fantastic Canada Day long weekend. Canada Day itself fell on Sunday, but most places were closed on Monday to make up for it, so we didn’t miss out on having a 3-day weekend. I have to admit that Friday felt looooong – Neal had the day off and was home with Claire, some friends (Brian and Jaime) from Saint John who were down for their son’s (Scott’s) regional lacrosse games stopped in, and there were a lot of people out in the office. I made it through, however, and felt very celebratory once 4 o’clock rolled around!
On Saturday morning, we all slept in a little bit and then headed out to one of Scott’s lacrosse games. We had never watched a lacrosse game, and I have to say it was quite exciting! Scott’s team lost, but it was still lots of fun.
Lacrosse isn’t for the faint of heart:
Claire checked out Steven’s (Scott’s brother) lacrosse stick – do we have a future lacrosse player in the family?
Neal’s parents arrived on Saturday afternoon. The weather was really hot all weekend, so we filled up Claire’s pool for the first time. She loves baths, so it was no great surprise that she loved her pool as well!
Neal’s dad LOVES going to yard sales, almost to the point of addiction, and having a grandchild he sees almost every long weekend gives him the perfect excuse to buy cute things. He has incredible luck in finding really cool things for Claire; Neal and I have bought very few toys for Claire over the last almost-15 months because every time Carl and Cathy come down, they bring with them a bunch of things. And they’re all in great condition!
The latest acquisition – Claire has her first car at 14 months!
It was ridiculously hot again on Sunday, so in the afternoon we packed up and went to the beach. Despite the fact that it takes us between 5 and 10 minutes to drive there, I’m sure there was a 10-degree difference in the air temperature. What was the most shocking, however, was seeing the temperature of the OCEAN water on the board at the beach: 17 degrees celsius (63 degrees fahrenheit). That’s incredible for the Atlantic up here in Canada!
Claire wasn’t sure what she thought about this water rolling in at her, but she had a great time running around on the beach and trying to eat sand.