Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Soccer Time

This week Sydney is doing a soccer camp with a bunch of her buddies from preschool.  It has been such joy being reunited with several of the families that we have grown to love so much and the kids seem genuinely excited to be together again.

Sydney did this same British Soccer Camp last year with a few of her buddies.  The camp is five days long and last year she sat on the edge of the field for four straight days with me and decided on the fifth day to get up and play for all of about ten minutes or so.

What a difference a year makes!  This year she merrily bounced onto the field on the very first day with her new soccer ball in hand and kicked it around with glee all the while chatting away with her buddies.  And Mommy smiled, she's growing up!

We came home from soccer camp yesterday to meet up with my cousin Sharlene, her daughter Kaylee and my Aunt Trish for lunch.  It was so nice to have them here for a visit, we dined in the backyard and enjoyed basking in the beautiful summer sun.

I was so excited to pull out my new outdoor summer dishes for the first time too!  Am hoping to get lots of use out of them this summer as we dine al fresco!

After Sharlene and company left we headed to our friend Saskia and Myrtle's house for a beautiful play time and visit in her garden with both them and Tracy, Alexis and Avery.

Saskia blew up an inflatable pool for the girls to splash around in, they had the time of their lives in there together!

We enjoyed a beautiful spread of food and an early dinner together with sushi and pizza and cheese and Prosecco, it will go down in history as one of my favourite summer memories of this year!

This afternoon I met up with my friend Mandy for tea at a very cool new tea bar in Kits called Rare Tea Bar.  On a blistering hot summer day we were the only ones in the entire restaurant which was great, we had a super chat and tried some unusual tea and delicious food together in this very funky space.

Mandy never forgets Sydney and brought her a package of Hello Kitty cards and a pen today!  Syd was pretty tickled to get a gift when I got home!

I began the first of what I hope to be many sessions at Body and Soul fitness tonight.  Had a great workout with trainer Steve.  It felt good to be back at the gym and working out my lately tired and achy body!

I was just thinking today about how wonderful summer is in Vancouver when the weather is hot and beautiful.  Everyone around is so happy and cheerful and keen to get together and do fun activities.  It's made for some great fun over the past week or so!  Long live sunny Vancouver summer days!

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