Since our initial trip to the ocean five weeks ago, we have:
Explored the lakes around our house;
Discovered the lakes, rivers, and trails in the mountains;
Had a bear encounter with a friend and friend's kids (she wasn't with me)
I hiked for three hours on the Bayden Powell Trail (with above friend -- where we were informed there was another bear sighted where we were headed);
I got her hooked on the driving range at the family-run Par 3 course;
Saw two beavers and had bats fly above our heads;
We did part two of our summer trip which was going into the interior;
We ran into her grade three teacher on the top of a mountain pass;
I swear I drove past my old boss at a rest stop;
She got to see bestie (who just had the fire evacuation alert lifted the day we arrived);
We met my friend who I haven't seen in a decade -- her kids are cute and fun. They have an awesome backyard;
I waterskied on something called suicide boots, on a real waterski boat, with a couple of dudes, a GoPro and a 7am start... Hardcore;
She got towed behind a glittering Ski Nautique boat on a wakesurf board;
I got up wake surfing;
I fell a half dozen times wake surfing;
I decided I didn't like wake surfing (the water that goes up my head -- and every orifice and nasal passage in it);
Visited another friend with an equally fun backyard. Had a Nerf fight.
Hung out with our old neighbour (PP!!) and her fam at their campground;
We camped in our car for one night;
She is skateboarding with her friends;
She mastered a song from Frozen 2 on the piano;
She is creating, selling and marketing her artwork with Aunty S as her mentor...
The boogy board I bought used (because I don't buy anything) for $5 is no longer -- thanks to continual and awesome use, big ocean waves and being pulled behind a Ski Nautique boat;
I completed the first module a year long 'Resonant Healing Practitioner' certificate program offered by Sarah Peyton;
I learned the beading loom and scored 14 trucker hats from the thrift store to paint.
We returned to the ocean;
Canada earned another Fabulous Fail on UNICEF's latest report on children's well-being... (For the record, Canada was nearly last 20 years ago when I took my Early Childhood Education program)...
We are averaging 30 minutes - 2 hours per day on the cell phone/devices;
I set out this summer to keep her active and engaged. Mission = accomplished... Childhood remains alive and well in our world.