Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bee Beard competition

Random shot of the monkeys.
Jennifer looking at a skep, the old fashioned way of keeping bees.
Jillian checking out an old bike.

Getting ready for the bee beard, first they attach a Queen bee around the neck of the competitor, next pour on the bees. They will go to their Queen, it is definitely an old tradition for the beekeeper. It was a very humid, cloudy and rainy day, the bees were not happy so there was a lot of stinging going on, yikes!!
The bees are cradled carefully in the arms until they make their way up to the Queen which is dangled in a cage around the competitors neck. It is hard to see, the pictures were taken through a thick screening to keep the cranky bees contained for crowd safety.
Another picture taken in the bee yard.
Superman in the old train station(which hubby helped move to it's new location), it's used for demonstrations and a classroom teaching area.

My beekeeper getting on his gear, I have to say Hubby never usually wears a veil or gloves, he is used to the bees and the odd sting.
A very funny, trained Billy goat. Goes across the bridge to retrieve his own cup of food, which he pulls up on a string, it is the cutest trick ever. Needless to say he is a crowd pleaser so he gets fed a lot!!!
Girls on the bee tractor.
Having a swinging good time.
Jennifer by the honey extracting area.
We had bees for many years(in my hubby's family for generations), we sold them off last years, we run out of hours in the day!!
When the girls get a little older we will get back into having just a couple of hives which will supply us with enough honey for us, family and friends. Jeff is excited to teach the girls the hobby of beekeeping.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vacation highlights.

Jennifer feeding a reindeer at Santa's village.
Santa's Elves.
Vacations are very tiring, LOL.
Mommy and Daddy.
Telling Santa what they would like for Christmas.

Reptile show at MacGregor Point Provincial Park
Home away from home...
A little scenic beach.
The entrance to the park.

My little bathing beauties.
My Superman.
I love!! this shot of Puddin' Pop!
Cuddling with Daddy on the beach.
We had such a great vacation, had to come home for a rest. We started out going to Port Burwell Provincial Park then it was off to Santa's Village in Bracebridge , finally off to MacGregor Point(another Provincial Park).
The girls had a terrific time camping, they loved staying up late for campfires and marshmallows, going to the beach and seeing the HO-Ho guy(that's what Jillian calls Santa Claus).
We are not finished camping, there will be a couple more adventures before school starts, the girls can hardly wait.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Were on the road again!

Promise to catch up with you all when we return, we are going to this site to camp for a few days. Isn't this beautiful (definitely no high speed here, LOL)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Were outta here...

We are all packed up and ready to roll, the girls are so excited they will be up at the crack of dawn, LOL.
See you when I return, no high speed at the provincial parks, LOL...

Friday, July 11, 2008

In the secret garden

Taking time to smell the flowers.

Sharing secrets in the garden(giggles too)!

Cuddling cousins.
Prettier than the most beautiful blooms.
So beautiful..
Sharing another secret in "The Secret Garden".
The girls had so much fun playing with my cousin's daughter(their 2nd cousin)Maddy,we love it when she comes down to visit her Grandma, we can hardly wait until the next time!!
Love you Maddy, xo

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Getting ready...

I have not been visiting too much, I'm getting ready for holidays. Packing has started, we are going camping Sunday,The girls are so excited!!!!
Picture taken from net, note the passport, wish we were packing one for an exotic location, LOL. For now (with 2 rambunctious girls)we'll settle for a trip an hour away from home, LOL.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Clark family picnic.

The all time favourite candy toss, they both had a large bag full, made for very happy girls, LOL.
The only time Jilly-bean stood still, LOL.
Another game, hot tomato, this was funny to watch!!
The human chain game, this just proves(and to some other people at the picnic), my girls are so tough(and competitive).I don't know where they get it(Daddy??).
Some Grandpa time for Jilly-bean, I just love this shot(Grandpa will be getting a framed copy)

Daddy's girls
Our view for the day, it was just perfect..
Teasing Grandpa, they got his hat, LOL.
And the game is on, LOL!! Who enjoyed this game more, I think Grandpa!!
Puddin Pop relaxing.
A couple of days ago Jen got bit by a mosquito in her forehead, she is very!!!!! sensitive and her face blew up like a balloon. We gave her Be#na dryl and A*dvil to ease the discomfort, it didn't stop her from having fun but she was pretty self conscious. I can't believe at 6 this was an issue, she even replied that "She wasn't beautiful anymore"!!!!!????
I was dumb founded and explained it wasn't the beauty on the outside that mattered, it was what was on the inside.I told her she was the most beautiful girl in the world, both her and her Mie-Mie. This really bothered me, this is something I never thought I would be talking to my 6 year old about.
The Clark picnic has been tradition in my hubby's family since 1900, to all those giving of their time to make this a wonderful, memorable event for our family, we thank you.
We can't wait for next year, we volunteered our time, we are table managers, we felt the girls should also be involved in the set up, it's going to such a great time.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

To all my American friends, have a fun and safe 4th of July.
Enjoy your holiday!!
Love the monkeys ;)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

My life in 6 little words....

If you're up to the challenge (and fun), here are the rules........ you need to describe your life in 6 words, link back to me, and then tag another 5 people. Leave them a comment to let them know they are tagged. It really is fun. And with that, I tag:
Just keep swimming

Long weekend recap

No Canada day is complete with out sparklers..
No burnt fingers, thank goodness...
Fireworks in the backyard, the girls loved them!!
Put them in a wheelbarrow full of dirt, safety first...

This is the official letter, Jillian is enrolled in Junior Kindergarten...
Daredevil, look at her expression, I'll be hiding the keys in a few years, LOL.
Making strawberry freezer jam for Daddy...
Going to the local festivities, the girls had a wonderful holiday weekend. ;)