Gabriel starts his week at fun camp today. It is at the Yara Centre in
Moose Jaw. He cannot wait. Kristin found this week of day camp and got
Gabriel registered. The day camp is about holidays. Here are some of
the holidays they will celebrate. Valentine St-Patrick day, Canada Day,
etc. Thanks, Kristin, this is a great idea.
Day one. Yara is an international fertilizer company that has a
mine nearby. They donate lots of monies for stuff like the Yara Centre.
A little history about the name Yara.
The name Yara stems from an old runic symbol and the word “jardar” in
the old Norse language of the Vikings. It means a good harvest — a good
year. The image of the Viking ship that’s been a part of our logo for
almost 100 years represents our heritage and our endless quest for
Since it is just Michele and me, I decided to cook my breakfast
sausages on the new grill on the BBQ. It works great.
It is a hot day (+35° C). They have planned most of the activities
Gabriel comes out at the end of the day pretty tired, but happy.
Back at the campground, time for the cold ice cream.
Jeremy and Natasha came for a visit before supper. It is the first time
Natasha spends some time inside the MH.
One happy boy.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
He is ready for another day.
Gabriel is eating the same thing as me for breakfast, one egg and two
Today's holiday is Halloween. Gabriel is dressed as a police officer.
Ready to protect and serve.
In the lobby of the Yara Centre is a message board. This message was
This was another busy day for Gabriel. He is tired.
What? Crepes for supper! My mom made those for me. Now Michele makes
them for Gabriel and me. He loves them.
Another visit from Jeremy and Natasha. Kristin takes this time for
either gym or playing Baseball.
Nothing like a daddy as a cushion.
Danielle, Gabriel's mom, asked Gabriel to write a diary about his time
with his dad. This way, he remembers what happened during his
stay. Good idea.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
He is a happy boy when he wakes up.
Today's day camp is at the Kinsmen Sportsplex.
This is the inside of the Sportsplex.
And a rink.
They played floor hockey in the morning and went to the pool in the
He loved his day.
Back at the campground, Jeremy has the fishing rods all set up for
The chances of catching a fish here are pretty slim. It is almost a
Fishing is hard...
Kristin came for a visit with Natasha before supper.
What is this?
Gabriel and Jeremy are having fun with the RC cars.
Natasha is eating the leftover crepes. She does not have a sweet tooth
Kristin and Natasha left before supper.
We had chicken wrapped in bacon for supper.
At the same time...
There is nothing like a good snack and a little TV before bedtime.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Another beautiful and hot morning. What a view from the back of the MH.
Today they have a bouncy castle and a slide.
A new message on the board.
With Gabriel at the day camp, we get the MH ready for traveling.
We will be home in less than 15 minutes.
With the MH all set up in the driveway, I finish the installation of
the pool. It is another hot day (35° C).
When Gabriel is back home, we went in the pool, but the water is still
Friday, July 16, 2021
A morning with Natasha, she loves my egg and sausages.
Nothing changes, still hot out there. We play outside for a while.
This is the last day of day camp for Gabriel. Today is the celebration
of Canada day.
This is the inside of the Yara Centre. This is only half of the inside.
Three corridors are running/walking areas along the exterior
walls. They also have all the exercise equipment.
Back home, Jeremy is back from his bike ride and needs to cool off.
Natasha is out and about with grand-maman.
A childhood friend of Kristin is in town. They are going for lunch.
Natasha is going with them.
Natasha plays outside once she is back home. Jeremy loves to tease her
and she loves to be teased.
Abby, Kristin's friend.
A good snack and some TV time before bedtime.
With Natasha in bed, Gabriel and I went for a dip in the pool.
Just like the little one, he has to have a snack and some TV time
Gabriel is very tired from his week at the camp.
We have smoke in the air from all the forest fires up northern
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Natasha did not have a good night of sleep. She is still very tired
But she loves having breakfast with grand-papa. It makes her feel
This morning Jeremy and Gabriel are out fishing with some friends
on some river south of Moose Jaw. They had fun and caught some fish.
Kristin is preparing some protein balls for her lunch. Natasha and
grand-maman are watching and learning.
Mommy reading to Natasha.
The two muchachos.
After I did some stuff outside, I went in the pool to cool off. It is
hot and humid today, again!
In the afternoon, it was time for everyone, almost, to be in the
pool. This is the first time Natasha wears her life vest. She gets
better quickly. She can touch the bottom so she moves around. She loves
One of the jobs I did this morning was cleaning the patio stones. This
way, we can use the patio.
The little family.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Another breakfast with grand-papa.
And a long walk to make that breakfast go down...
Jeremy, Kristin and Gabriel went fishing for carps at Buffalo Pound.
They were with friends.
Kristin caught two nice carps.
Jeremy had to ask his friend for a "ride" to get his fish from weeds.