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I thought southern Alberta was supposed to be dry…

It's a wet, wet weekend in Alberta.

We made it to Coaldale on Thursday a little after supper. Eden did ok; she was a bit sick but not too bad. We hauled all our stuff inside (we want to repack for the trip home so we brought everything in), and after saying hi to the kids and visiting for a bit, we went to bed.

Friday, the kids had a day off school. I slept in until 10:00 or so, while Ali played with Eden and the other kids (I assume). I spent some time teaching the three oldest kids how to build a house of cards (or a “card castle”, as they termed it), and then we went to visit Aunt Erna and Uncle John for supper. We had a very nice visit with them and Tristan, and got home just in time for bed. We drove home in the dark and in the rain, so I had a hard time finding the turn into their driveway, but we made it!

I think there are six different decks of cards here.

Second cousins.

Reading the alphabet book.

This morning, we woke up to a cold rainy day. In fact, it rained all day, and the forecast is for rain tomorrow and Monday too. The kids were bored, not being able to run around outside, but Dimitri and Wyatt got some time outside after I suggested garbage-bag raincoats :). Unfortunately, Ali isn't feeling well, so she spent most of the day in bed. I made more card castles, played with Eden, read books to the kids, and generally took it easy. Later, I drove out to Lethbridge for a little shopping and to pick up pizza for supper — Dimitri came along for the ride, and restrained himself from eating a slice on the drive home!

As soon as I was up, this is what we were doing.

Storytime!

Playing shy?

Relaxing before bed.

And now it's dark outside and the rain is still coming steadily. Apparently if they get all the rain that's forecast, it'll be the most rain the area has had all summer…talk about timing!

 

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