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Check out this squirelly character.

This guy showed up at the kitchen window a number of days in a row to lick the window.

 

Even getting the "ever scary" Jake after him did not faze him. I guess he must have seen Jake jump and figured he was in no danger.

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 Mary and friends came over to swim and . . . .  
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Silly kitty. Jake is having some fun with the railing.
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Welcome to Toronto, Agnes and Chris

We had a Swiss Chalet feast to spend a couple of hours with Agnes and Chris on they way through Toronto.

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Who could ask for a better afternoon. Shared with our very special family and a couple of favorite nephews and niece?

Check out the special time we had at Aaron's and Leah's engagement party

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Congratualtions Aaron and Leah

What a lovely couple you make
         
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Lots of Sun
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and Lots of Fun
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It was so nice to see the whole familiy again

Let's not be leaving this so long all of the time
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Next, on our busy August, it was time for Dennis to be 30 YIKES

I was invited to a lovely party for Dennis and Christine's birthdays
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That was pretty good thinking, Jean.

Have them at the same time and just one party per year.
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A very very happy birthday to Dennis and Christine

Keep on having fun every day
         

The time has come the car owner said to talk of no more repairs and gas prices.

Yup. Time for the great white boat to be off to that Cruisin Beat in the sky.
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Next: Visit the kids
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Finally!

I get to meet Charlotte and say hello to Mommy and Daddy after such a long time.
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I even get to hold her and say hello fo the very first time.
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Can't forget Cabot came to visit as well
     
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Steve will do the holding (acting very nicely as a baby chair)

While Mommy feeds pretty Charlotte
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Daddy can be the bed.
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Finally Mommy gets a minute to have a bite.
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That's it. A lovely day with all of the wonderful children, babies and dogs comes to an end.

Time for a little Blue Jays break.
   

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Kim came to visit me in August

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Yes, I have decided to try my hand at a little bike riding this summer

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