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Friday, April 24, 2015

Barney Bound!

So so excited!!  I'm taking Grace to see Barney live tomorrow at the Baby and Toddler show.  I kept it a secret from her and can't wait to see her reaction tomorrow.
Truth be known, I only found out about it today.  I knew the show was on but had no real intention of going.  I went once before Grace came along, had a great time, came home with lots of freebies and wrote a post about it some time back in April 2012.  However, when I heard that Barney was performing, I hooted out loud right in the car as I was driving!!!  I know the show will only be half an hour or whatever, but really, Barney does not do concerts anymore and the admission price for the trade show will be the cheapest "Barney" thing I've ever paid for so I see it as a win!
I'll post pics and the story later this weekend.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Happenings

Coming off of a somewhat difficult week with Grace. Late nights, grumpy mornings and a bit of busy running around on my part. 
I read somewhere that whining peaks around age 3-4 and well let's just say, at 3.5 years old, I hope she is hitting the peak!!! 
So today we went to the mall for our photo session.  Not an overly successful session, Grace hadn't really napped and it showed. Smiles just weren't on her radar today and even though we got a few cute shots (which I will post in a couple of weeks when I pick them up) I finally decided to just give up.   I had promised her a play at the play place, a little kids' area with climbing structures, etc.  We get out of Sears and went to where I know the play place is located and poof!  It's gone!  It has been taken out, replaced by some lounge chairs. 
Melt down # 7 of the day ensued while I quickly decided what to do.  A ride on the escalator was a sad second but it got us to the door to the parking lot.  From there we headed towards home.  Driving along, I remembered the McDonalds on the way, a McDonalds with a big bold sign on top PLAY PLACE. 
It was already 6:00. Did I really want to do this on a Sunday night??  No, I really wanted to just get home, get pajamas on, maybe fill up on a bowl of cheerios and be done with the day.  I pulled into the parking lot, Grace spied the tunnel slide and just about jumped out of her skin!  
Grace: "Mommy, are we going to Old McDonald's??" 
Me:  " I guess so"
Grace:  " YEAH!!! I'M SO HAPPY!!!"

And that's what makes it all worthwhile!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Look Out Kindergarten!

Well, I finally did it.  I stopped by our home school this morning and registered Grace for kindergarten.  Where has the time gone?  It feels like yesterday that she was holding my fingers while she took her first steps and now here she is getting ready to take her biggest step yet. 
Left up to Grace, she would be going tomorrow, she can't wait!  Me, I just wonder when I blinked and two and a half years went by.  Time, please slow down!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Happy Easter!

Sorry for the little break in blogging, we've had a busy/ hectic couple of weeks.  Grace had some major dental work which slowed us down a bit, work is busy, trying to get my taxes done, register Grace for school, appointments, colds and flu, you know, the usual things that cause people to put their more pleasurable hobbies on hold! 
So anyways, it's been a couple of weeks but I'm back so Happy Easter!  Grace was feeling under the weather the whole weekend and so really we stayed a little low key.  She wasn't her usual happy self and as a result neither was I!LOL  I didn't even get a shot of her in her beautiful Easter dress.  I will though, just be patient!  I will post again then! 
We still managed to have a bit of fun though, dying Easter eggs, swimming and riding bikes and doing crafts at Grandma and Grandpa's.  Nothing like the sticky marshmallow nests from last year (check out the post to see Grace and her cousin covered head to toe with melted marshmallows!)  but fun just the same!

Good Friday started with an emergency trip to the dentist to deal with some complications from her dental surgery, not fun but we stopped at the big park on the way home and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful weather.  Saturday was music class and dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's, Sunday church and a great dinner with family.  Monday was a beautiful day again and we just hung out at home and the school park.

colouring eggs fun

Getting things ready for the big visit from the Easter bunny!

Easter crafts with the cousins

That Easter bunny knows my Grace so well!  Look he brought all her favourites!

Look who showed up Easter morning on our back deck.  Grace was absolutely convinced it was the real thing!

Easter egg hunt at Grandma and Grandpa's

To really "get into" a puzzle it is necessary to sit on the table....true fact.

Sharing yummy treats with Mommy