My day started early - with a woodpecker attacking the roof!!!
I didn't bother to go back to sleep though, and instead did some art in bed - art journaling and doodling.
I had a whole list of things I wanted to do on my last kid free day - but in the end I decided to have a lazy morning and then head out at lunchtime....
We dropped Laurence at his friends house, and then drove over to the community centre, to see the 'Art in the Plaza' show. It could be soooooo good but instead was incredibly disappointing - only 4 artists were there and not really anyone else there looking round! What a shame!! The organizers really need to do more to get this up and running well for next year! It COULD be an excellent show through the summer, but instead was just.....'sad'.
There are so many artists in this area - and art schools - and none of that was included. There was NOTHING there to encourage people to stop by and look!
Why not??? It needed music, marketing, childrens activities and arts and crafts....student work!!!
All kinds of things could have been included to make this a GREAT event!
After our VERY quick and disappointing stop at the art show, we headed to the mall for a belt for me!! Desperately needed lol as I was fed up with pulling my pants up!!
While in the mall we noticed this in one of the windows. They had covered up the mannequin's boobs!!! Hahahaha - how modest lol! And yet directly across from this store is La Senza - a lingerie store with nothing but boobs and bras and sexy undies in the window :)
After the mall we headed back to Whyte Ave to enjoy the last day of the Fringe Festival - and especially to see our favourite act - 'Il Duo'.
They are soooo great to watch!! And one of them is total eye candy for me lmao!!!
We also caught another act there - Dr. something or other..and although a few of their tricks were very good, to be honest they had no stage presence and seemed completely unorganized. The audience really wasn't enjoying them!!
And of course we had to have some lemonade as always - no Summer festival is complete without this magic drink :)
We headed home and I soaked in the bath for a while until Sam and Abby got home!
Yay, they are home from their week at their Dads :) Sooo good to see them and I got lots of hugs this evening :) Rosie is soooo much happier now - pleased to have everyone here where they should be :)
We had to pick Laurence up from work at 9, so we went into town early and spent a while at Broadmoor Lake while the sun was setting :) Abigail played at the playground while Sam raced around on his scooter, and I took pictures and chatted with Susannah.
After picking Laurence up, we headed home....but the kids are so excited and happy to be back together again, that getting them to calm down and go to bed took AGES!!! But I'm not complaining - it's nice to have the house full of laughter and chatter again and know they are all here and safe again.
My oldest has hurt himself though - broken bones involved - not quite sure how or what...collar bone??? Arm??? He was in hospital.....he is ok though....We are thinking of him and sending love.
Vancouver seems a long way away suddenly :(