Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer! (pic heavy)

Well it's finally here!  Sebastian's very first summer break!!

I have had  quite a few parents "warn" me about summer break, stating how kids struggle with not having the same routine as the school year and how antsy they can get around the house.   So far, Seb's been great, but I don't believe things have changed all that much for him.  I am lucky enough to be able to stay home with him so he's used to it just being the two of us.  Of course, he may have more difficulty adjusting to the freedom of summer break once he's in school full-time, but we have another summer before that will happen.  However, I think I'm the one having some difficulty adjusting to Seb being home as I had become use to having two days to myself!!  =)

As we're hitting mid-July, this is what we've been up to:

Sebastian has continued with his swimming lessons and although he's not quite swimming independently I foresee that by the end of  the year we'll have a little swimmer on our hands!  He's also playing soccer, as seen by an earlier post, and this week he started going to an art class 5 days a week in the afternoon, which he absolutely loves!

We've also managed one over-night camping trek at Glen Rouge in Toronto with friends, which I would recommend to anyone who lives in TO and wants to attempt camping close to home before venturing farther.  I would also recommend camping there if you are used to the sound of traffic lulling you to sleep!  I must say, the night we came home I awoke in the middle of the night and all I could hear were the frogs in the marsh.  It was bliss!  I do not miss Toronto traffic at all!!

We are also just about to head up to the Pinery this upcoming weekend for a 3-night camping trek with friends and then we have another  3-night camping trek planned in Awenda with Nonee and Papa for August.  Between that, Seb, similar to art class, will be in a gymnastics camp at the end of this month.

In the meantime, we have been enjoying ourselves going on various adventures, hanging out with friends and meeting new friends.  Tomorrow Nonee is coming over and we are going to go for a hike in the woods.  There is a section of the conservation area near our home that reminds me of Awenda with its tall canopy, which is absolutely beautiful that we will be sharing with Nonee.  Last week while I walked and Seb rode his bike through it we were greeted by a couple of deer, which always seems to make my day.   Even though seeing deer is now becoming a regular occurrence for us, I am always in awe when we come across them.  It's almost as if they are "allowing" us into their world.  Seb and I will usually just stand still in silence and watch them, as they watch us ensuring that they have enough space to "escape" into the woods.  It's always a special moment.

Other than that, there have been sprinklers and gardening, groundhogs, baby bunnies, the African Lion Safari, friends and new friends to occupy our time.  I am amazed at the social life this boy has and am continually grateful for being able to experience these things with him.

Loving life,
Baby bunny

Silly Seb!

Mr. Deer

We are constantly being protected by Spider-man and Princess Presto!

Camping with friends, Canada Day 2011

Happy 30th Birthday Uncle Danny!

Mr. Groundhog

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