Thursday, July 01, 2010

O Canada....

Thanks....
to my good buddy and dear stitching friend Kathy A who sent me a big 'ol goodie bag full of Canadian Treats, my kiddos and I are happily celebrating Canada Day!

We started off the day...
learning about Canada and its history, here my little pupils sit taking notes using their Canada pencils that Kathy included in our goodie package along with other festive goodies that we are wearing today to enhance our Canadian spirit!

At the noon bell....
we happily took our festivities outside and waved at all passers by while we gustily sang, "O Canada..." We got a few odd looks, but heck we didn't care....we filled our lungs with fresh Indiana air and sung our hearts out!

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


Then....
we came inside and had some lunch because singing and showing our Canadian spirit made us hungry! What did we have for lunch you ask? Why, Canadian Bacon Sandwiches with lettuce and tomato on a lovely crusty bread!

Then....
while I was photographing the sweet pillows that Kathy A. stitched and made for us, my kids and I were practicing our Canadian accents. We thought we got pretty good, eh?



A BIG......
hearty THANK YOU to my friend Kathy A. and her wonderful package that we are using to celebrate Canada Day! So get in the spirit dear friends and celebrate, eh?! .....there goes that Canadian accent again! ;o)

Until next time....
I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God"!
Hugs and Love,
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40 comments:

  1. How fun, that was very sweet of her. Those pillows are darling. And I have to say your profile picture looks great Vonna.

    Take Care and Happy Canada Day!

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  2. That was so sweet of your friend to send you those things, and great pictures of your kids learning about Canada. I'm part Canadian on my dad's side and didn't even pay attention to the day - shame on me!

    Happy Canada's Day and have a happy 4th too!

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  3. What a great way to learn about another country!!! Some super snaps - Have a great Canada Day and a super 4th!!

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  4. Great gifts. I'm willing to celebrate anything if a party is involved. I guess this was your warm-up to July 4th!

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  5. Love this post! Gonna show it to my husband when he gets home.
    I must confess, despite being married to a Canadian for 7 years i still cant tell the difference between Canadian and American accents LOL

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  6. What a fantastic way for your kids to learn about Canada! Way to go Kathy!! And I loooove those pillows! As a fellow Canadian I'm proud of my heritage and next time tell the kids I'll join in lustily for O Canada. I'm decked out in my red and white and hopefully, weather permitting, will be headed to the fireworks tonight to celebrate. Hope you and yours have a super day on the 4th too!

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  7. How sweet of Kathy, she did a great job with the pillows. What a fun way for your kids to learn about Canada.

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  8. This is wonderful! What fun treats ! Ilove that the children are learning about Canada! We live just outside Toronto in Oakville Ontario. I hope to meet Kathy one day!Having a fun day here too! Have a wonderful summer!

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  9. WOW! Awesome to see people participating in Canada's Birthday! And an excellent way to learn about the country!

    Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th of July to you!

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  10. Oh Vonna - what a lovely post! I smiled and I laughed and at the end I had tears in my eyes!
    I am glad to hear the children are learning a bit about my country!
    Happy Canada Day to you and your family and
    Happy 4th of July!

    Waving from across the border.

    I may borrow a couple of those photos for my blog next week.

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  11. How sweet and such a great way to learn about our sister country!

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  12. How FUN FUN FUN!!! Love the pics :)

    Tanya

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  13. I want to celebrate Canaday Day in your house. My mom is Canadian and we never celebrated like that.
    Best Wishes for a great day!

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  14. God Bless you for teaching your children about our friends to the noirth.
    Many more parents should do the same.
    Happy Canada Day to you all.
    catherine

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  15. What fun! It's so great that your kids are now aware of our neighbors up north and their special day. And how nice of Kathy to send you a special Canada Day package!

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  16. What a great way to combine fun and learn about another country at the same time! Kathy was so sweet to send your kids all those goodies and to stitch the cute little Canadian themed pillows :)

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  17. Way too cute! Love how cooperative your children look too. LOL.
    What a nice present from Kathy.

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  18. What a great goodie filled package, and what a great way to spend the day!

    Love the pillows! Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th of July as well, since that is almost here too!

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  19. That is just so sweet! Love the pics of everyone in their red and whites!!! Unfortunately some of us Canucks had to work today, not all bosses care about their roots!!!
    Nice to know I worked hard for three customers, he he, at least the store got cleaned!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  20. How cute! Love the pillows she made.

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  21. That was a wonderful gesture from Kathy and the Pfeiffer clan looks fabulous in red and white. :o)

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  22. What a fun thing to do with your kiddos! They had fun while learning some very important things about our neighbors to the North!
    You are such a fun mom!

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  23. I want to attend your summer school. You are all having way too much fun! :)

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  24. What a great day you had. My best friend is Canadian and she has never celebrated like your family did. Good for you.

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  25. Very cute, Vonna!

    I love the way Canadians pronounce "about" :)

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  26. What a wonderful gift, I love the pillows! Happy Canada Day, and wishing you a great Independance Day on Sunday too!

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  27. Looks like you had a great time. The pillows are really cute - lucky you to have such a generous friend.

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  28. Anonymous5:38 AM

    What fun! And a great learining exerience for the kids.
    I wish I could have been there to see it.
    My cousin recently married a Canadian and moved to his family's hunting lodge "way" up north. Maybe I can do something like this for her next year!
    Cindy in NE Indiana

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  29. What a fun post! Your friend sent you some really neat stuff. We bought our house from friends who were moving back to Canada, and so I always think of them on July 1. Looks like you guys had a great day!

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  30. Your kids look adorable all decked out in their "O Canada" wear! Bet they had fun. Very nice *cows* Kathy sent you. I love how she finished them....Nancy

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  31. That is so much fun! Kathy is such a sweetie. Looks like a great Canadian day ;-).

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  32. That is so sweet Vonna! Your family looked far more patriotic than we did yesterday! We went to a Canada Day BBQ and pool party though!

    Have a great Fourth of July!

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  33. What a wonderful and fun gift from dear Kathy.

    Sounds like your Canada day was A-OK eh? I'm allowed to say that since I was raised in Canada. :)

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  35. Such a fun day you had! I love the festive garb your one son has decorated his head with! Don't you just love Canadian accents? I love to listen to them.

    That is a very sweet friend to send you this wonderful gift. I love the pillows, and I know you treasure them!

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  36. Very cute! My daughter married a Canuck; I'll have to do this next year.

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  37. Isn't Kathy a riot???

    You should of had poutine for lunch! Fries with gravy and curds (cheese, I don't think you can get it in the US but mozzarella would do!

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  38. What a fun package Kathy put together for you all. Looks like you had a bit of fun.

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  39. yeah,family work is great
    I like that

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  40. Vonna, I'm late in replying, but this was such a nice post! I'm in Canada now, and actually got to celebrate Canada Day here too. Any excuse for a party I say! BTW Happy Birthday... I do believe we have the same Birthday, but I'm older...

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