Sunday, April 26, 2009
We returned to Hay River Friday evening and blah!!!! It is grey and dreary and (as Peekaboo pointed out from the airplane...)there is still SNOW!!!
All that aside, it is nice to be home. Ez crawled around, from room to room, checking out everything. I am not sure if he was exploring because he didn't remember his house, or if he was checking to make sure all his stuff was still where he left it!! Peekaboo went right into her room, and put on a pink dress...what a kid!
Tim had spent some time cleaning and straightening while we were gone, and we had that undone in about 10 minutes. Nothing like returning from a trip to put a house to shambles-sorry Tim! I noticed, and it was lovely, but now we are here and with us come the messes of life!!
NeWT was BERSERK!! I think that is the longest time she has been apart from me, and she was CRAZY when we came in. Tim had shut her in the office, so that we could get in the door without being molested. When I let her out she just freaked! It was nice to see her too, I missed my girl.
I am fairly anxious to return to the usual schedule, playgroups and Play School for Peekaboo. We have had no schedule to speak of for the last few weeks and I am hoping, now that we are home, everyone (meaning Ezra) will settle down (meaning sleep for more than an hour and a half at a time)!!
On a completely different note....Congratulations to the Wents!!! They had a big, handsome baby boy on the 21st!! Yay! (I still think you should have named him Fischer-it would have been the perfect name for Hunter's little brother!! But, Cavan is nice too!)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Help! I need a vacation!!
Monday, April 13, 2009
There was an egg hunt...each family got their own stall to look for easter eggs in the hay.
There were numerous little games;fishing pond, lollypop tree, hockey puck shooting, etc.
Inside the barn (because it was really windy and wet outside) they had the petting farm and the blowup bouncers.
There was a tractor-drawn hay ride through the neighbouring treed lot...
Poppa went with her on that one-Liz, Ezra and I were soggy and wanted to stay inside-lucky Poppa!
But, the most exciting, thrilling, stupendous, wonderful thing of all? "Pony" rides!! Peekaboo met and got to pet a horse when we were down last spring. She really liked it, but she got to see how big they are and was a little scared. This year I wasn't sure how into the horses we would be....but....Whatever! They had a lovely little pony named Beauty-perfect Peekaboo size!
Then, after a brief hot dog break, she wanted to go again! This time a slightly bigger pony named Sparkles! She LOVED it!!
And, by the end, the weather even got nicer and the sun came out!!
Gramma and Peekaboo have been doing some gardening as well.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Peekaboo is not thrilled with the Snowbirds...those of you who know her well, know that she doesn't like loud noises-not much louder than 9 jets flying over your house...over and over and over and....!
Monday, April 6, 2009
They are AWESOME!!! Saturday was spent driving from Hay River to Yellowknife-a boring trip for an adult...And yet, they did extremely well. We slept in a hotel that night, again-a difficult and new thing, they were both awesome. Yesterday, we had to wake them up extra early, drag them to the airport, sit around with nothing interesting to do, then ride a small airplane for over 2 hours...No in-seat tv's, no meals served, no colouring book and crayons provided by the airline...Good thing Mommy knows how to pack a carry-on!! Peekaboo kept herself occupied fairly well for the trip. I fed them both almost constantly. Horray for the lovely lady in Yellowknife who checked us in. The flight was not full, so she put Peekaboo and I across the aisle from each other, and the window seat beside me remained "empty" so that Ezra had his own seat. I had a car seat with me, presumably for Peekaboo, but we installed it for Ezra and WOW what a relief! He sat in it, quite happily, for the duration of the flight. The second little hop, from Vancouver to Nanaimo, was only 20 minutes...But, 20 minutes of him on my lap was LOTS!! I hope the plane back up to Yellowknife on the 24th is only half full too!!
So, picture if you can, Peekaboo in her seat. She was wearing....you guessed it, Pink. There was a gentleman in the window seat beside her....full Harley duds! Ponytail, sunglasses, black shirt and pants, big boots, goatee.....It was very funny! Peekaboo opened her surprise playhouse that I made for her, and this guy was playing "Princesses" with her! Turns out he has a 2 year-old granddaughter and 1 year-old grandson! It was a very cute picture!! Wish I had a camera with me!!