Justin and Maklin toured the parks in Shaunavon and found other ways to entertain themselves. They did stop by the Show both days, but short visits.
I had Mak on a horse with me last summer, but he was pretty little, and he wasn't overly interested. This year, he rode around with Nana ... he loved it! He kept asking to 'bounce' (trot) and was fearless to ride on his own ...
|my old tricycle ... it's seen about 30 years of Saskatchewan winters!|
Or sometimes with something old ... 'driving' never gets old!
A highlight of trips home is always visiting with all the Great-Grandparents. This year we got to watch Great-Grandma Annette ride in the horse show (and kick butt in the gymkhana as always!!); and we stayed a few nights with Great Grandma & Grandpa Simmons. Maklin too much joy in running in their big open basement ... with all this space he perfected his new move: "spin". I'm sure I don't need to elaborate any more than that!
Great-Grandpa clearly left a mark on Mak this time ... he walks around saying, "hey-hey! ... hey-hey Dappa!" (in the same tone as Grandpa's 'hey-hey..." very cute!)
The trip back to Edmonton we split into two days, with an overnight in Strathmore. It was a hot day, so we stopped at the playground/splash-park in Brooks to break up the drive:
|I sat in the back to read Mak a story so he could nap ... at least one of us ended up napping!|
|We always stay at the same hotel in Strathmore ... Mak is getting very comfortable there!|
We arrived home from our trip two days earlier than originally planned, having decided to by-pass our planning camping days in the Cypress Hills. Next summer. This trip was long enough, and we were all looking forward to being home and sleeping in our own beds ...