Wednesday, July 22, 2009


We've been so busy around here, lately...swimming lessons are over, trying to get some yard work done...we had a killer wind storm here on Saturday night, winds were up to 105km per hour!!! That's 65 miles per hour, it was just unreal. The whole city was without power for hours, and there are downed trees everywhere. A few blocks away, there was a car crushed under a giant tree that fell...but thank goodness no one was seriously injured. The kids occupied themselves with playing their DS's, but Jake was pretty scared when the power went out.

Anyway, onwards...

This guy has been hanging around our yard lately, and we were all puzzled because the only white birds we see around are gulls and pigeons, and he's neither. So after a bit of Googling, I found a local photographer on the internet who was kind enough to tell me that our guy is a leucistic magpie. So he's not albino, but it's sort of in the same vicinity. That's kind of cool. If you're interested in seeing this bird expert's photos, there are here on Flikr . He's very talented, some beautiful pics there.

Jacob made himself a camera bag from an old t-shirt sleeve. Orange, his favourite colour :) .

Kylie had a giant M&M cookie for her birthday instead of a cake.

Photobucket rained, and left enough puddles for Sam to have some fun in. I honestly thought it wouldn't happen this year.

The Jonas Bros. concert was on July 2nd and it was really fun. I have a few pics, but they aren't very good at all. I'll have to see if I can fix them up a bit. Kylie sat in her chair, clapping and singing along quietly, until I made her stand up and scream and wave her hands frantically like everyone else was lol. Gawd, it's a concert...have some fun lol!!! I wore earplugs the entire time...I never thought I would see the day where I was sitting at a pop concert with earplugs in my ears.

This picture was taken on Canada Day (July 1st) at 10:15pm, no where near dark yet. Even by 11, you could still see the sun on the horizon. It's funny...people buy those solar garden lights and in the summer, you're in bed by the time they come on...and in the winter, there's not enough sunlight to charge them fully lol.


Josie said...

Oh my goodness I couldn't handle sun that late at night! lol

Coolcook said...

Kylie is so photogenic, she has the makings of a fashion model. She is darn pretty and seems to have an attitude (for the camera).
Hope you are having a good summer so far.

mackey said...

Thx for sharing your summer pics. Glad your summer is going well.

Nico said...

Kylie is one lucky girl! I bet the Jonas Brothers were super-cute :)