Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lunch at 9 Lambert

May 30, 2015

On Saturday, after Samuel's soccer practice, the Bowman boys and Boots came over for lunch. They were happy to get four new "nature" placements from Barbara and Bill's friend, Hilda.

After lunch Sam and Uncle Grant watched a video about hummingbirds and David had a nap.

Then Maman, Papa and Sam went shopping. Sam was proud of his new "big" sleeping bag. David was happy to get a new headlamp. Then it was time to head home for supper...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

John Deere Comes to Chelsea

May 19, 2015

Papa and Samuel finished building a "garage" (a rainproof cover under their back deck) for Sam's Christmas John Deere vehicle. It would share the spot with Sam's kayak and their roof box. Although he had driven it several times at 9 Lambert, he wanted to have it at his place. We delivered it after supper on Tuesday.

John Deere was popular with Sam, David and Ross.

Check out the action videos. Lots of smiles!

David delivered yummy desserts to everyone. Then it was time for a big clean up bath.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


May 17-18, 2015

The Chelsea boys, their parents and Boots arrived for a cottage visit after lunch on Sunday. First thing - check how many frogs are in the pond ( 5 green frogs).

Next item: christen the new Legend fishing boat. Let's have some champagne (sparkling juice for kids). Samuel's name for the boat: Tubeboat. Pop the cork, serve the drinks, make a toast and pour a little liquid over the bow. Followed by a snack served by David.

Now Tubeboat went on its inaugural run.

Sam was excited to try out his new minnow trap (from Mary Janet/André) . Then he transferred the minnows to our aquarium (5 minnows today).

Then the boys had a little inside time followed by supper on the deck.

After supper we decided to take the leftover champagne to Terry and Colleen. Terry had helped Grandpa launch the boat from the trailer into our lake at his beach. He should celebrate too. The Chelsea boys paddled over in a canoe and the rest of us walked. Champagne delivered, the boys paddled back.

Story time for Sam.

Monday morning, the fishers set out right after breakfast. David played "throw rocks into the lake for Boots to catch".

Sam came back with a 2.5 lb. lake trout. He was very proud. He watched Grandpa clean it.

Then it was time to put yesterday's and today's minnows back in the lake and say goodbye to the lake.