Saturday, May 22, 2010

And it begins......

This is me;

"Ezra, put on your shoes."

This is Ezra;

"Why Mommy?"

"So we can go get in the van"

"Why Mommy?"

"We need to go to the grocery store for bread"

You guessed it...."Why Mommy?"

It is actually pretty funny. He is now saying it ALL THE TIME!!

During lunch, Peekaboo finished first and got an oatmeal cookie. Ezra said "Mommy, cookie?" I said "When you finish your lunch.... "Why Mommy?"

Good grief!! Hahah!!

Fun week....

With the weather being so nice, and Tim still home, we decided to take advantage and go on a family trip to the Toronto Zoo.

We got up early (earlier than usual!) and were on the road by 6:45. Then.....the 401. Turns out that not much has changed in 7 years, including the frustrating endevour of trying to get anywhere on that highway. It was stop (litterally, STOP) and go from Milton on. It took us 2 1/5 hours to get to the zoo! Amazing! Luckily, we have awesome kids! They were great in the van, entertaining themselves and us for the entire trip!

We finally got there and it was great! The weather was perfect, warm but not awful. There weren't a lot of people there when we first arrived, and the improvements they have made to the overall layout made for a good time. We didn't get stuck behind big hoards of people, we could see, we could get into all the exhibits. Unfortunatley, there were a number of animals 'off exhibit' or enclosures that were closed for 'construction'...but, all-in-all, FUN!!
They have a new area, the KidZoo! So great! The kids, and the adults, thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The trip home, only 1 1/5 hours! ohhhh the 401...we saw some OPP 4x4 race by and traffic started to slow around Cambridge, so we got off and went through town home. We arrived, safe and sound and exhausted. Both kids were in bed, asleep, by 6:30! Both parents probably could have been as well!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Our Crazy Life just got crazier!

Well, we did it. We have moved across the country with our two small childre and our dog! I don't know who is more traumatized currently....
The move was loooong. The kids and I flew, NeWT and Tim drove. We all met up a Mom's in Owen Sound on Saturday the first of May.
We knew we had a unit in the Co-op, but didn't know which one or when we could move in. We spent most of the first week of May phoning them to try and motivate them to hurry and make some decisions. Got word that we could move in on the 7th. Deni (who is 9 months pregnant) came down with us and watched/entertained the kids while Tim and I unloaded the the rain....and the cold... with no help....Not a great start. Thank heaven for Deni! Mom and Rob drove down later that night with the washer and dryer!!! Yay! All stayed over and left Saturday morning, that is when the real work began.....
So, a week later and things are starting to feel like home. We have become avid fans of Kijiji and have managed to furnish our new home fairly well. We are within walking distance of two major shopping centres, the Waterloo park (which has 2 playgrounds, geese, swans, ducks, rabbits, deer, goats, alpacas, llamas and mini horses, and a kicking waterpark!!) and the entire uptown Waterloo core! Location, Location, Location!!
The kids rooms are great, ours is nice and large, the living area is small but we have a lovely fully fenced yard that we plan on making LOTS of use of! We even found a couple of play groups to enjoy (they aren't Growing Together, but at least there is something!!)
The weather has been fairly sucky all week, but today it is sunny and awesome! Yay!!
The kids have been completely off the wall, a lot of change for two children as wed to their routines as these two. I am trying to be patient, but the whining may drive me over the brink!!! Hopefully this will pass quickly.
All in all, we are adjusting. It was a good move for us, if somewhat difficult.