We are leaving for Disneyland today! And I must be very excited because I have been wide awake since 3:29 am. It's going to be a long day......as our flight doesn't leave until just after 11 am. We planned this trip way back in February when the G family invited us on their family holiday. SIL's mom is also coming so there are eight of us in total. We are going to have so much fun!!!
Friday, September 22, 2017
I thought it was Raise-a-Reader Day today, but it turns out it was Raise-a-Reader Week. Sweet Pea was 'reading' to Finn this morning and it was really cute. She's memorized a lot of this particular book, and she was fairly accurate. Nice way to start the day.....it's also the first day of Fall!
Posted by Joanne at 8:44 PM
Thursday, September 21, 2017
My house is at the end of the street and all of the children like to look out the window. Most days the excitement is a cat or dog, sometimes a few people or cars.....the garbage and recycling truck make a once a week appearance. But living at the end of a cul-de-sac can be quite boring in my opinion. I am lucky that children under five don't think it is, because they just enjoy looking outside.
Posted by Joanne at 7:00 AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
From the warmth of last week to the coolness in the air this week, you can certainly feel that Fall is in the air. It rained for the past few days.....it was off and on, but it was very wet. I pulled out my boots and sweaters and I know there will still be some more warm days to wear flip flops but you can feel Fall coming. Especially in the morning. The air is crisp and fresh, and it sort of makes me sad. I enjoy Fall, but it means that Winter is next and I detest the cold. I know that there will still be more nice days but Summer is coming to an end. We are leaving for Southern California on Saturday and we are headed for a heat wave, but it's supposed to be 22-25 degrees here too. We are headed for the mid-30's and that's hot!
The sun showed up today and we took advantage of the really nice afternoon and went to the park after school. After we dropped Isaac off at pre-school and played for a bit, Sweet Pea and I walked down to meet the big boys at school because it was so nice out. We stopped for almost an hour at a little neighbourhood park on our way home and we had the place to ourselves. Sweetheart and Baby joined us and a good time was had by all!
Posted by Joanne at 9:39 PM
On Saturday, Sweetheart was so excited to show us that her tooth was loose. And it wasn't really very loose, but it definitely had a a tiny bit of movement. Needless to say, it was a little bit looser on Sunday when we saw her at her brother's lacrosse game.....but that was to be expected. So it was quite a surprise to all of us, when she was sitting at her brother's hockey game a half an hour later and she announced, "My tooth just fell out!" She was chewing on a candy and out it popped. She was so pleased and surprised, and so were all of us. I've never seen that before.......as it just didn't seem ready. Obviously it was more than ready, and the best part was that she said it didn't even hurt. She has seen lots of people lose teeth over the past few years, so I'm guessing she has seen many reactions. Hers was the best, because it was so quick and painless.
Posted by Joanne at 7:05 AM
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Sound of Music is at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre this week, and I went last night with a friend. It's been awhile since I had seen a production like this and it did not disappoint. It was three hours long with a 20 minute intermission and it was absolutely magnificent! The singers were superb, and I marveled at the talent of Jill-Christine Wiley who played Maria, and Lauren Kidwell who played The Mother Abbess. The entire cast was amazing but those two just shone. What a great night out!
Posted by Joanne at 7:33 AM