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Nebs and Putting Edge

Today I decided to let the kids be in charge of the day.  Hadley chose the morning to go to Nebs fun world where we enjoyed double the tickets (march break special) at the fun fair type rides.  They loved the mini roller coaster, the skylight screamer, and the new dark ride XD interactive game.   Then a game of bowling and arcade time.  Easton tried a game kind of like whack a mole in the arcade and won an astounding 500 tickets to claim at the prize desk.  He won a large and small ball, a sticky hand, a popper toy and rockets candy.  Hadley got a cute little key chain that had a donut on it and a small bouncy ball.

In the afternoon Easton decided that we would go to putting edge where we would enjoy a round of glow in the dark mini golf.  It is here that Hadley and I both got a hole in one on the last hole!

It was a fun but very full day!  
We enjoyed a rather pleasant bedtime routine.  Although it went late, it was pleasant.  

- Leanne Verkley

Zoo and Skiing

This past weekend was the beginning of the of the March Break.  So as a family, we kicked it off well!  
We visited the Toronto Zoo, specifically to see the pandas as they are only here for a few more days.  We are so fortunate to have had them in Toronto for the past few years.  They were here long enough to have two babies, but after March 18th they will be moving on.  So we went on a beautiful day and saw all four of them up close!

Then we took the kids skiing for the day.  While there is grass and lots of sunshine in our backyard, the weather was -1 and perfect for a day on the slopes.
The snow was a little grainy but ok with a 50-70cm base, there was hardly anyone on the hills so it was a great day to be out!
After skiing all day, we were surprised to see that the kids could have kept going into the evening!  
We all had a wonderful day!
It started with a little learning curve as it had been a year since we were all on the hills, but by the end of the day we had a nice mix of green and blue hills to enjoy!

- Leanne Verkley

She's growing up! Hadley's First Shower all by herself!

Yesterday was a pretty amazing day for Hadley.  Earlier in the week she had worked very hard to get a science project done that she was super proud of, and yesterday she got to present it in front of her class and the grade twos!  She was so proud of her work and rightly so, she put a lot of effort into finding out if coke, juice or water would freeze first.  Her presentation was good, her bristol board looked great and she learned that it would take one hour and forty five minutes to make a slushie with her juice.  
She came home beaming!  She even said that the teacher noticed that Hadley had taken some notes during the presentations that would be super helpful to her teacher, perhaps she could be her teachers secretary.  Hadley loved this!  

Then later in the night Hadley noticed that she should have gone up for a shower well before bedtime but there was still 15 minutes left until bedtime... she promptly went upstairs while I was in the middle of a great game of checkers with Easton (which we ended with a tie), got in the shower, washed her body, shampoo'd and conditioned her hair and came down with everything done on her own!  She usually does most of this anyway, but up until last night I have always had to check to make sure that the shampoo and conditioner were completely out.  But she did it!
She is growing up!  I can't believe she will be 11 this month!  

- Leanne Verkley

2018-03-08 22:12:21

Hadley unloaded and loaded the dishwasher tonight... what is going on?

- leanne

There's an ocean in my boots!

For the past week the kids have been playing (with me a few feet away) in the ditch down at the end of the lane after they got off the bus.  
Slightly frozen water can be a lot of fun!  
Yesterday Easton felt the movement of the ice below him and the slow sound of the particles breaking way and he knew exactly what was about to happen... after just a few moments he finally broke through the ice and felt the icy water flow just over his boots.  He came out smiling and then said... "mom, I think there is an ocean in my boots!"  He promptly took off the boots and walked up the house in his socks smiling the entire way.  I took a video of this and I love the pure joy of watching him explore the outdoors!  

- Leanne Verkley

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