August 20th – Back-to-School Shopping

August 26, 2008

Another lazy morning – this is becoming a habit! It’s not like we’re doing nothing – and we’re up by seven most days, but it’s that feeling of not *having* to make breakfast for a certain time… or keep the kids quiet… or do all that cleanup and laundry…


D’Arcy tries to get some time in each day on his Thesis, and we each try to get for a run or bike ride. Evan has been glued to the Olympic coverage, live, each morning and the girls are happy to play. Since it was raining, we decided that it was a great day to go to Charlottetown and do our back-to-school shopping, especially since there is no PST on children’s clothing in PEI! We had lunch before we left – the kids had leftovers from last night and I had a ham sandwich to finish up the ham we had brought with us from home.

We had a very successful shopping trip in record time. I’m not much of a shopper, so I was glad it was done quickly and with few negotiations! We agreed on everything they chose! We got back in the van and made a stop at a local market for milkshakes, fresh scallops & corn-on-the-cob.

We got back to the cottage and made a beautiful supper, but I was not feeling great by this point. I had a headache and some chills. Supper was really good – we had barbequed steak, scallops, carmalized mushrooms & red onions, parmesan risotto, corn-on-the-cob and sweet potato fries. The sunset just topped it off!

After supper, we got ready to play Canada-opoly. Olivia wasn’t co-operating, so I happily left the rest after a few turns and took her to bed! Evan & Sarah bankrupted both Alex & his father, who were playing as a team!

We’ve decided that one of the funniest things that’s happened so far is that Olivia has learned to pose and say “Cheeeese” for the camera! And so it begins…

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