Friday, 18 July 2014

A Sun Filled Week

Sydney and I have been sucking the marrow out of the bones of summer these days, merrily enjoying one fun activity after another.  What a great week it's been!

Sydney finished up her week long British Soccer Camp today.  I was so proud of how well she did at soccer camp this year, eagerly participating and working on skills and having fun all the while.  The best part of all was, of course, being able to spend some time with her beloved preschool buddies.

Today while they were playing a match Sydney decided that she wanted to try being the goalie.  Then her friends Julia and Cathy decided they would help her and they stood, three abreast, holding hands in goal.  It was too cute!

To wrap the camp up today her Coach Tom presented each of the children with a certificate with a personalized message for each child.

Sydney's read:

Sydney's fun and energetic approach to camp has made her a real pleasure to coach throughout the week!  She has made massive improvements in her dribbling, now even plays backwards soccer!  All the best for the future!  Coach Tom

Syd made up a little backwards soccer game this week while on the field and Coach Tom thought it was so cute that he had the entire class play a wee game of Sydney's newly developed game!

At the end of the session all of the kids got to soak the coach with water guns, Sydney was right in there with her water gun, shot him right in the face!  She talked about it all the way home!  What a great sport their coach was and a wonderful week at soccer together.

We got together with the preschool families for a picnic and play time after soccer one afternoon this week, it was so lovely to have some time to visit together and for the kids to play as we all basked in the amazing sunny weather.

Sydney and I, along with her buddy Julia, took some time to head to the school garden this week as well.  The girls loved hanging out with Lesley and picked some potatoes, carrots, blueberries, tomatoes and salad greens together along with the ever popular edible flowers!

The girls loved having some garden time and also enjoyed meeting a new friend, one of Sydney's new classmates, Lily.

We had a wonderful time at Locarno Beach this week too with Christina and Jack.  Sydney and Jack enjoyed combing the beach searching for treasures as the tide was super far out and Christina and I caught up and sun tanned.  Felt like we were on vacation!

This afternoon our friends Sarah and Emma came over for lunch and a visit.  We so enjoyed another backyard lunch while the girls jumped in the sprinkler, dug in the sand table and bounced in the castle.

Late this afternoon we headed to our friend Tracy's house for a late playdate and early dinner along with our friends Saskia and Myrtle and Andrea, Aaro and Hattan.  We basked in her back yard while the kids enjoyed her new inflatable pool and then dined on an awesome Malaysian dinner that she ordered in from Banana Leaf restaurant.

The kids were ecstatic to have a make-your-own-sundae bar for dessert along with an amazing blueberry tart that Tracy lovingly made.

What a fun way to end our week with a great visit with friends soaking up the last of the sun for what the weather man says will be a few days...apparently the rain is on it's way.  No complaints though, we spent day after glorious day outdoors this week and loved every minute of it!

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