Friday, 8 March 2013

Ripley's Aquarium

The kids were thrilled with a morning at the Ripley's Aquarium! Thrilled and scared !! The sharks and the stingrays were an absolute favourite! I thought the unique seahorses were the most interesting!! This afternoon entails a trip to the ocean, a seashell hunt, and then a hot tub warm up for me. Only 58 degrees here today..............just not quite warm enough.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Well, it was a chilly start........but this afternoon we are heading for the outdoor pool. Bought some awesome Easter candy. Bought some treats we don't have in Canada. Just enjoying the cool surroundings. I may or may not talk about the vodka deals.............depends if I remember or not. Sheesh!  Off to the water park right now, and a little ping pong tourney.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

On Vacation!!

We made it..............Travel was smooth sailing until we crossed into the USA. Michigan, not bad at all, Ohio, boring but not eventful..........then West Virginia..........UGH, the winding, winding roads, in the dead of night, with heavy, heavy snow squalls!! Awful!! The 16 hour drive took 19...........but, we made it. So far, the kids have seen palm trees, Cole has been thrilled with the look of American money, he thought we were kidding him...........thought it wasn't for real. Now we are in our condo for the night. It is lovely. Can't wait to put them to bed so I can pass out!! The real adventure shall begin tomorrow.

Friday, 1 March 2013

An Unpleasant Realization

Here she is..........Miss Sadie................In the top photo, she is sporting her "rag a muffin" look. I put an end to this look this week, I took her and her brother for haircuts! Quite cute they are!!

 Now for the bad news.............Last week I found out that I had missed Junior Kindergarten sign up. No big deal, I called in and just took her over to the school and filled out all the forms and Sadie is set to go for September 2013. Easy as pie. I am not one of those moms who sobs at the house after a child starts school, it just doesn't bother me, it's the way life is suppose to go along.
  Next, Sunday comes along.......... off to Sunday school we go. River's kindergarten teacher happens to attend the same church as we do. I bump into her in the foyer and mention to her that I am sorry that I missed the sign up for kindergarten, but that Sadie is now good to go. Here it is folks, the life changer................ Teacher replies " Oh that is great. We haven't been pushing the sign up this year as most parents do not want to send them all day everyday". What? What did she say to me? All day, Everyday???? Um, pardon? Teacher " Yes, this is the first year that all the junior and senior kindergartens will go all day, everyday instead of the every other day schedule."

You must understand, I am a mom to 9 kids..............I have not had an empty house, during the daytime (or any other time actually) in over 25 years. What will I do?

Oh dear, now I may shed a tear.