Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Summer Vacation

Wow, an entire week since my last post. Sorry about that! The kids and I went to visit Nanny and Bumpy (aka my Dad and stepmother Margot) on Friday and we only returned last night. Phil came as well, but was only able to come for the weekend. It was a great trip, tiring, trying (I flew back with both kids solo - fun times), but worth it, as always. They live on this really great property in the middle of nowhere Ontario, and we look forward to going every year.

Not much knitting got done, or rather, not much knitting that I can share with you here (I worked on my project for Little Miss Enabler, mostly). But for today I give you:

10 Things I did on my Summer Vacation:

1 - Went on a plane with both kids for the first time.

We usually just make the (gulp) 10-hour drive when we go to my Dad's, but this year we decided to fly as Phil was supposed to be working in Toronto that weekend and would be flying there anyway. The trip wound up being canceled at the last possible minute (as in, 30 minutes before he left on Friday), but the tickets were bought, so off we went. The flight went well, but nevertheless I won't be making any reservations to New Zealand with them just yet, heh.

2 - Introduced my 14-year old nephew to Rage Against the Machine. Judging by his reaction to the subtle, pensive lyrics of Killing in the Name ("This song reminds me of my mother!"), I think my brother is going to want to have a word with me when they get back to Alberta.

3 - Was introduced to the Lonely Island by my nephews. Although it could be argued as inappropriate, anyone who hasn't heard Mother Lover sung by a 12- and 14-year old doesn't know what real laughter is.

4 - Watched Emilie hunt frogs. All. Day. Long.

5 - Ditched the kids and made the drive to Waterloo to visit a friend from University whom I hadn't seen in three long years. When I told him I'd be blogging about our day together, he found it amusing that my adventures in travel had taken me from The Louvre to The 'Loo.

6 - Got my nephew to EAT MY DUST when we went out for a run together. After 10 minutes or running, he had to stop by the side of the road for a wee rest. Hah! I RULE.

7 - Went to Sauble Beach with the entire family (minus Phil, sadly). It was great fun, as always. You know, right up until is started to rain, sigh.

8 - Saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Meh! They'll never recapture the magic of the first film.

9 - Also introduced my eldest nephew to the Twilight movie. Despite his assertion that "it sucked" after his first viewing, he watched it TWICE the next day, and once the day after that. One at a time, that's how we do it!

10 - Got my Dad hooked on texting and sms. We were actually texting each other while standing together in the kitchen. It was pretty funny (but maybe you had to be there).

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Sereknitty said...

Aren't summer holidays great? I especially love it when you get to visit with family and catch up with old friends. Sounds like you had a good time!

Sam said...

Nice Summer moments... I haven't had much but reading yours put on a balm on my so-so Summer so far (!!)... which hasn't come yet..

Alrischa said...

Twilight Enabler! Of course, it helps that "Bella" is so damn pretty...

It all sounds fun, especially flying with the kids (woo hoo) and outrunning a kid! I bet that's the thing you're most proud of this month... lol.

Except for converting another one, naturally.

Sinéad said...

Sounds like you had a great week. And way to go beating a teenager running! bet you felt good after that! One for the sisterhood lol

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Looks like you had a super duper week/trip!

Anonymous said...

I'm on a boat! I'm on a boat!