Thursday, 13 June 2013

Field Trip

Last Thursday, Madelyn had a field trip to Greenview Aviaries and Zoo.  I was so thankful when we got the notice home that the trip was scheduled on a Thursday since I don't work on Thursdays.  She was excited to have me along.

For such a small place, I cannot believe how many animals there were!  Tigers and Lions and Bears, OH MY!  Seriously, though, very impressive for the size of the place.

There was a huge play equipment area that Madelyn loved playing on, a splash pad (which was too cold to use on this particular day, but we are looking forward to going back!) and a zip line!  Madelyn didn't want to attempt, but that was fine with me!  And, of course, the animals!!  Here are just a few of our favs:

This is Carl the Tiger
You can buy buckets of food to feed the animals.  The girls loved to feed the deer, monkeys and lemurs the best.

Madelyn apparently can speak Peacock, they answered her as she called out and they all spread their fans for  her as we walked by.

My favourite, the baby snow monkey and his mom.  The baby fell of this gate and made a little cry and the mom came running over and scooped him up and ran away with him.  It was so sweet!

We mostly explored with one of her friends and her mom and then split off after lunch.  It was so cold, and they had a snack bar, so I decided to get us a hot lunch instead of eating the cold lunch we packed. Madelyn said it was the best hot dog ever, lol, I think she was just hungry.

While on the bus I talked with another mom who told me that her daughter, Kaleigh, had been asking to have Madelyn come over for a playdate, but she didn't know how to get in touch.   We exchanged information, which is so great!  I was worried about how Madelyn had been interacting socially at school, since she can be a little shy, so this makes me feel better knowing that she does have at least one friend.  

All in all, good field trip!  Madelyn has another one in a couple of weeks at a local pool, which I cannot go to since I work.  Can't wait to see what is in store for next year!  

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Big Boy Bed

I took these pictures thinking " Success!  Myles is easily transitioning to his own bed from our bed."  
And then he woke up after a twenty minute nap and would not go back down.  
What can I say, though?  We apparently have a pretty comfy bed. 

Monday, 3 June 2013

Morning Coffee

I love it when I am the only one awake in the morning and sitting in the eating area drinking my coffee.  It is so peaceful and quiet.  Of course, I love to sleep so these moments are rare.  The kids are my typical alarm clock.  

The view is what makes this room.  Even on a cold, gloomy looking day, the view is spectacular.  On't thing better would be a view of the lake, I think.

And check out some of these sunsets!  I swear, we take a picture of the sunset almost every night because everytime we see it, we are in awe.  God's glory in full display, I tell you.

We are very blessed to live here and to be here in this moment.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Splash Pad

If you want to find us this summer, I think we will be at our neighbourhood splash pad.  Not too fancy, but perfect for my little guy and the girls really enjoyed themselves as well.
This particular day we met a friend there in the morning.  I think that might be the perfect way to do things.  We got really wet, which is always fun, and then had a snack of oranges and cookies.  Meredith was done with the wet first and got dried off and went and played at the park.  Myles appeared to be shivering, so I changed him and Madelyn and off to the park we went.
There was a father there with his two sons so the the girls were happy to have another playmate.  Carter, 4, told me the jungle jym was a princess castle and spiderman was living there too.  I call that playing together very well!  It's always fun for me to watch Madelyn and Meredith interact with other children.
After a quick (not quick enough) trip to the grocery store, we came home, ate lunch and Myles went for a nap.  The girls were tired from a hot, fun morning, so we watched a movie...Ramona and Beezus.  And we also enjoyed popsicles on the front porch.  Well, they did.  I had my last piece of salted caramel cheesecake that my supervisor had made for me for winning a contest at work.  Holy Moly was that thing delicious!!  Very rich, I could only eat one piece at a time.
Since we are still lacking grass, I see days like this happening often during this summer.