Sunday, June 27, 2010

Quiet car rides

Grave Yards

Anne of Green Gables

Inside Anne's house, this house was made after L M Montgomery's beloved stories of Anne of Green Gables. It was really the place she loved to go but the old house was made to look as Anne's house would have.

Anne's room

Jake of Green Gables
Tatyanah of Green Gables
Amanda of Green Gables
Shona of Green Gables
Kathy of Green Gables

Amanda, Tatyanah, Shona and I went to Anne of Green Gables today and it was really neat, probably would have been so much better of we read the books, which Tatyanah has begun and we will as soon as we get home. I love the imagination and brilliance of Lucy M Montgomery. I personally enjoyed learning about this amazing woman and her life. She is an icon here but also a strong woman of history. We are all enjoying the island so much!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Argyle Beach PEI

We are loving all the different beaches!
Argyle Beach

We are loving all the different beaches!
We are exploring all the beaches in PEI, we end up spending hours just enjoying the beauty and each other. We are having so much fun!

Finding Crabs and things at Victoria by the Sea

Jake so proud to have finally picked this critter up!
Tatyanah pretending to eat the jackknife clam
Up up got it!
Before his capture

We had so much fun searching the tide pools and the beaches for things, until we were chased by a few crabs. We were laughing so much I think we forgot about the crazy crustation's ability to eat us. Just Kidding. But Jake took forever to pick up his crab and then Amanda was chased by one and was yelling at it to *#@& off and stay away. No one else would pick up the crab but Jakey! We has so much fun. We were at Victoria by the Sea!


I love Stacy, I have known her since forever and she is my niece-by-love! She has been studying Culinary here on the island for the past 2 years and it was so fun to go see her! We are going to the beach today with her too. I love her, she is so happy and loves it here. Her friend Claire is a sweetheart as well.
I just LOVE Stacy!

Sand creations

Jake, Amanda and I started making sane creations. Mine was going to be an orca, my favorite animal but then I made a shark with teeth. Manda made a sea turtle. And Jake began a castle then got distracted by playing in the water. Shona and Tatyanah were on a hunt for sea glass!

Me and my pet Shark

Amanda and her turtle

Jake and Amanda beginning their creations

A close up of my guy!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Prince Edward Island!

It is unbelievably gorgeous here on PEI. People say the dirt and sand is red but it is actually RED. I thought it would have a red tinge to it but it is very red, looks like baseball diamond red. And it stains! I love it, the rolling hills and greens every where is amazing. The water is beautiful and so many different beaches. So far we have gone to 4 I think.

I guess Amanda likes shopping in Cavendish. Perhaps it was the ocean air but here it is Amanda in a dress, hanger and all! I love this pic of her it is so unlike her and so fun! We found this amazing boardwalk market. Jake was so happy to have discovered a skim board which he finally spent a bit of his own coveted money!

As I said we all went a little crazy in Cavendish! Here I am in my beautiful hat, like it?

I love the family photo! The beautiful lady on the end is Amanda's mother, Shona, trying to go incognito but we all know it is her!

More to come have to go eat some amazing breakfast of smoked salmon, dill, eggs, cream cheese and something else.....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

MS Bike Tour 2 days of pain, for people who live with a lifetime of pain!

I am doing it! Amanda and I are riding our bikes this weekend for MS Bike Tour! 2 days on our bikes, our butts are going to be soar but it is for a great cause and I am so excited.

I am saddened by the people affected by this disease and recently one of Tatyanah's friend's dad was diagnosed. He is an amazing father and husband and I understand lose to home how important research is!

Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, we know that it affects children, some as young as two years old. The impact is felt by family, friends and by the community. MS is unpredictable, affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime. There is no cure.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is here to help. No one need face MS alone. In communities across Canada, our volunteers and staff provide information, support, educational events and other resources for people with MS and their families. Researchers funded by the MS Society are working to develop new and better treatments. Their ultimate goal is the cure for MS.

Did you know ...

  • Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world.
  • MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada.
  • Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS.
  • Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men.
  • MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision and paralysis.
  • MS was first identified and described by a French neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, in 1868.
  • We don't know what causes MS but researchers are closer to finding the answer.