We were treated to a brown Christmas. I have declared snow legally missing in this province. There is none to be had at all. On Christmas Eve, in the afternoon, we took the kids to see “Cheaper By the Dozen 2” which was a very cute movie. When we arrived home, we had our neighbors, Dan & Melinda & girls over for some hoer deuves and drinks. It was fun and the kids were excited. We got up at 7:30 on Christmas morning and an hour later it looked like a wrapping paper bomb had gone off in the living room.(ya know the story). Santa brought Tyler a “Roboraptor” for Christmas which is a dinosaur robot with a remote control with several features which allow it to walk, smell, growl, etc. Tyler’s favorite feature is the “guard” feature where the dino can be placed, say, in front of the door to your bedroom and it will “guard” the room- growl if any human comes near. Perfect for big sisters. Santa left Hunter a pink MP3 player and a note saying that the 3 in 1 bed that she asked for from American Girl would arrive after Christmas. It finally arrived yesterday. Betcha didn’t know that Canada Post delivers things for Santa after Christmas! The obsession with americangirl.com continues in this house, which is really wonderful because I am in not rush for my little girl to grow up. We are hoping to visit American Girl Place in Chicago this summer on our way home from the east coast.
Mom & Dad left us on January 3. Back to real life. The kids here don’t go back to school until Monday the 9th but Daddy was back to work this week. He had a teleconference on Wednesday morning, so the kids and I got out of town completely and went to West Ed Mall. That Mall is so huge that I think, even though we have been there about 8 times already, we have still only covered about half of the place. Tyler’s little legs can only take so much walking. We have skated on the Ice Palace there twice and we went to the Water Park at the beginning of December. There are 9 water slides, a wave pool and numerous other kiddy pools to explore. Hunter and I did the 2nd biggest water slide together & it was a blast. We laughed so hard at the end, and you know those water slides always give you the BIGGEST wedgie. So on Wednesday, we went to the Sea Life Caverns at the Mall, which we had not visited before, and we went to the Sea Lion Show. It was relatively inexpensive at $4.95 per ticket for about a 30 minute show with two sea lions named “Jazz” & “Manny”. The kids loved this and the big sea lion Manny could toss a lot of water into the spectator stands. Cool fun for kids!
Ron just left to go out to buy us a treadmill. All those “complimentaries” are catching up with us. Tyler has 2 birthday parties today and a hockey game. Hunter went with Dad to help out and here I sit in my jammies when I need to run out and buy two birthday gifts. At this rate, I might get the Xmas tree down by Valentine’s Day.
I have sent pics of our Wednesday adventure and some pics from Hunter’s Dress Rehearsal for skating on Thur. Jan.5. She skates with 2 teams. The blue dress is the for the Juvenile Team and they are skating to music from Cinderalla. And the pink and blue dress is for the Pre-Juvenile Team and they are skating to music from Shark Tale, which is actually an old tune “Car Wash”.