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Thursday Nights Are On

With the warm weather upon us the local Ice Cream parlor has reopened for the season and the classic cars are having their weekly gathering at the dinner next door, Thursday night is back on.

Since ET has been fully aware that the cars started showing up two weeks ago and the Ice Cream parlor was open back in March, when on the way back from daycare he let me know that there are "people inside". It was only a matter of time before we went.

Not only did the four of us go, but my sister and her family also came out to meet us.

I always love seeing the kids together. They were so cute eating all their ice cream… I mean the ice cream that didn't melt down their hands. Thanks to Donna for bringing some wipes they cleaned up pretty good.

The kids really got excited when the Impalla started hopping, you can hear them in the video.

Oh and if you're wondering I'm back on the Parfaits.

Just wanted to let you know that I'm really wanting to pay for that pro account over at Animoto. 30 seconds videos are not enough!

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kids, cars & ice cream

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Merry Go Round

Day @ the Mall

Saturday (before the snow hit) we headed over the Mall because they had a Merry Go Round, car ride and a bouncy castle thing. We met up with my parents, my sister's family and my cousins-in-law family. I think all the boys had a great time because they fell asleep on the car ride home.

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Children Invade Bark Lake

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It was quite the busy weekend. Not only did the four of us (Donna, Ethan, Carter and myself) go camping, but my sister Kim and her husband Phil and their daughter Jade and our friends Aaron and Cynthia with their two sons Aidan and Declan also came up.

It's been years since we'll all been up there together. Of course there was hardly any alcohol consumed this time around. But it was still great to have the gang back together for a few hours. Plus the kids are older now and they can for the most part keep each other busy. We just need to keep an eye on them and make sure they don't go over the side of the campsite.

While my sister was trying to get Jade to have a nap my dad and I took the boys for a boat ride. It was a little cold out on the lake. Thank goodness they had hoods on their jackets.

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On the way back we stopped off to see my friend Josh and his brother in law Nick who were wrapping up a week of working and recreation at their cottage. The kids downed a blow of corn chippy things and ran around on the balcony. I did have to pull apart Ethan and Aidan apart few times for the usually kid pushing.

Dinner was great but we had way too much food. That's what usually happens when everyone brings something. On the upside there was lots of food. Better more than less I always say. Josh and Nick come over for a bit after dinner and we had a fire more out of necessity than ascetics. The temperature dropped a wee bit this weekend.

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Sunday morning was freezing. Luckily my dad had just bought a heater and it upped the temperature in the shelter by 10 degrees C.

My dad and I went off to sailing and I actually won the day, first time this year and probably the last. I finished 1st, 3rd and 2nd with 18 points. There wasn't that much wind, but it was the most I've got to sail in this summer. Everything just flows away when I'm out there, it's the most relaxing / stressful / fun time I can have.

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All the other photos from this week can be found in the Bark Lake 2007 collection.

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Phil 30

Last Friday my brother in-law Phil turned 30 and Saturday his brother Nick held a party for him.

Donna and the boys stayed home since Jade had a touch of gastro during the week so we decided to error on the side of caution. Read this post if you think I'm a pussy for not wanting to get my kids sick.

I got totally stuffed (I was still full the next m orning) with dinner. Nick had these… well he called them hamburgers but they must have contained half a cow each. They were massive.

Some of the gang (everyone except me since I didn't bring a bathing suit) played some water volleyball. I took some pretty cool time lapse photos of the game.

Happy birthday Phil!

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Vacation, Part III

My sister invited us over for dinner the day after the Zoo. It was really great to hang out at Kim's house and relax. It was also great to see the little cousins get some playtime together. We were to eat early but time got away from us and we ended up eating late and having to jet to meet Donna's dad over at the Thursday antique car show (but I was just two blocks away).

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You'd think going almost every week to see the cars, we'd have seen them all by now… but there's always some new ones showing up. Ethan really enjoys seeing them because during the six days leading up to Thursday I'm always telling how many days are left.

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After the cars we crossed the street to get some ice cream for everyone and I seemed like everyone else had the same idea. Donna must have waited in line for a good 20 minutes. Donna's dad did a great job of keeping the kids distracted while we waited.

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And I got to also play around with the time delay on the my camera while we ate our ice cream.

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Night Out

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So my sister Kim invited Donna, Carts and me over for drinks and food tonight. ET is with my parents for the night so we have the night off, very at least no 2 years ;-).

Jade is zooming around the house like crazy where as Carts is just starting to rock back and forth getting ready to crawl. And they are less then two weeks apart.

It's really nice to be out and it almost feels like we're still young. Of course I'll have two, three beers get trashed and feel like shit tomorrow.  And ET will be all rested because he actually goes to bed for my parents. So he'll be all go go go tomorrow and I'll be trying to get him to play "lets watch daddy sleep", but never seems to want to play that.

Now I'll go finish off my second beer for the night. PARTY!

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