Scratchings in the Dirt

Hangin’ with the boys

Not my boys.  Cute little precious bundles of joy boys.  They belong to my brother and his wife, and the latter invited me in to the city for the afternoon to accompany them to the annual Children’s Festival.  This was the last day of a four day event held on the shores of the beautiful Saskatchewan River in downtown Saskatoon, with the stunning Bessborough Hotel as a backdrop.  It was a gorgeous day – not too hot, with a bit of a breeze (she said with her tongue in her cheek – come on, this is Saskatchewan!), but it is quite sheltered on the riverside.

Anyway, I got up a little earlier than usual and headed out for a nice morning drive.  (Props to the highways department for fixing some of those huge craters in good ole highway 51 – hardly spilled any coffee!)  The perogie started talking as soon as he saw me, and never really stopped.  (He reminds me a lot of another little boy I once knew.)  And, he says “auntie” really well, which melts my heart. Once Sammy was up and ready, we took off for the festival.

Rogie absolutely loves music, and was enthralled with the author/entertainer who told stories and sang songs for us. 

After the show they buckled up in this snazzy double seater and we went for a little walk through the park.

 There were various play centers set up for the kids, who were having a ball.  The perogie found this tent, and spent quite a little while going in and out, and playing peekaboo –  such fun!  Who needs expensive battery-operated toys??  I was not allowed in, though.

 He also enjoyed some time in the sandbox.  I must say he was not always this careful with that shovel!!

And happy Sam took it all in stride, smiling all the while!  Next year he’ll be running around with the rest of them!

One of the best parts of the day was listening to the boys chat and make each other giggle in the back.  

I love being an aunt, and I am so lucky to get to spend time with these little darlings and their mom! 

Thanks for checking in!