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Family Times!

I’ve been quiet for the last week or so because we have been away having family time! πŸ™‚ The kids and I drove to Edmonton last Tuesday to spend time with Grandma. Tim flew up on Friday morning to join us and we drove back yesterday. We hung out with friends, with family, made connections with each other and really enjoyed our time away. Here are some pictures capturing the fun we had! Enjoy!

Edmonton Trip June 2014

Clearwater – stretching our legs and meeting the Moose!

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BIG MOOSE little man! (Clearwater – June 2014)

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Liam’s First Carousel Ride (our horse didn’t move up and down which I was a little disappointed with but probably a good thing for his first time!) (FORT EDMONTON PARK)

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Grandma went with us! We had lots of fun! (Picture credit for these goes to Isaac)

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Grandma & Isaac – great friends! (FORT EDMONTON PARK)

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FERRIS WHEEL!! At the midway at Fort Edmonton Park

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Looking down at the the world from the top of the ferris wheel! Isaac, Grandma & Liam opted to wait for us at the picnic table rather than ride the wheel!

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Harley Davidson motorbike with sidecar….pretty cool but I’ll take an updated version less the sidecar! (FORT EDMONTON PARK)

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Babywearing at the Fort! Photobombed by Isaac! We were the only people there that were babywearing….I can count on one hand how many people I saw during our entire visit. I was pretty shocked by that!

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Babycarrying! πŸ˜€ Liam loves being up on Isaac’s shoulders! (FORT EDMONTON PARK)

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Getting in some Grandma snuggles! (FORT EDMONTON PARK)

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CHICKENS!!! Liam loves Chickens! These were found in the area of the park depicting life during the 1800’s in Edmonton.

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Chasing the chicken – Liam kept calling the chicken to come to him but it ignored him! πŸ™‚

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BAAAAA!!! Sheep at the Edmonton Valley Zoo (Thursday, June 19)

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“Neigh! Hi Horsey!” Liam loved the ponies, the sheep, the goats at the Zoo… he’s a regular little farm boy! πŸ˜€ (EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO)

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The sheep again!

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Liam thought it was funny that Isaac was petting the sheep and then wanted back in on the action! EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO

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More shoulder rides! Liam and Isaac sure do love each other!

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After the zoo, Liam was a little tired – pausing in the kitchen for a brief little lay down before carrying on with the business at hand….

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“Hey Grandma! Whatcha got there??”

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“Cheese? Oh can I PLEASE have some?? PLEASE???!!!”

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“THANKS GRANDMA! Your cheese tastes so much better than mom’s does!” Never mind the cheese Grandma buys is the same as the cheese I buy, he apparently likes it better at Grandma’s house!!

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Out at the Sweetnam family farm….this tree is actually an offshoot of the original tree long gone.

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Even though it isn’t the original part of the tree, this is part of the same tree that Tim played in when he was a kid! I LOVE the history/continuity/roots that come with that.

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Chattering at Isaac!

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Emily and Liam

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Auntie Shirley has butterflies hanging from the tree and Liam LOVED them!! You can’t hear him but he was SQUEALING with delight!!

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Hanging out in the front yard of the farmhouse Daddy grew up in and that Grandpa Sweetnam (Alan Sweetnam) lived in for a time before heading to fight in WW2.

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Exploring….

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The house that Tim lived in when he was little. It remains in the family and is currently inhabited by his older brother, Don, & his wife, Shirley.

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A little bit of history about the house….

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Heading home! (Liam is in the car but behind my seat!)

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Lunchtime in Jasper! Liam clearly wasn’t impressed that Isaac was leaning so close to me!

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Sticking spoons on our noses to pass the time while we waited for our food!

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Leg stretching stop. Rearguard Falls are pretty cool!

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Family pic attempt #1 – we’re all a little goofy!

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That’s a little better!! πŸ˜€

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First glimpse of the falls…

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This road trip home is taking forever…we’re going crazy!

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Liam’s first look at the falls – he wasn’t sure what to make of them!

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“WATER!!” He thought they were pretty cool!

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So much power in that water.

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My two big kids – love these two!

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My girl and I – she’s one of my best friends and I am so privileged to be her mom!

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Little man. Big staircase. He eventually climbed to the top by himself!

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πŸ™‚

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Checking out that water again!

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Chattering away about the water…not understanding why we can’t go swimming!!

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