Monday, November 23, 2009

It's Hard To Say Goodbye

We have had such beautiful weather this fall!

Our kids have been wearing sweatshirts, vests and light jackets to school in the mornings, and lots of days they have them stuffed in their backpacks when they get home in the afternoon.

I remember lots of Halloweens with snow on the ground, but now, with December only a week away, we still haven't seen our first snowfall.

As much as I am loving this great weather, it has proven to be rather deceiving, as I have just now started realizing that Christmas is around the corner.

I admit that although I am not always, I have been known in the past, to be one of those people who are done Christmas shopping by (Canadian) Thanksgiving.

Now, with Christmas only a month away, the only thing I have done to start preparing is listen to a little Christmas Music.

And that's mostly due to the fact that our children are practicing their songs daily for their Christmas Piano Recital which is coming up in a few weeks.

I know that in the near future I will be exited about lights and candy canes and shopping lists and Christmas parties and baking and stockings and secret gift wrapping late at night while the kids are asleep.

But for now I'm happy to enjoy this season just a tiny bit longer, while it lasts.

Two Thumbs Up

I turned 31 a couple of weeks ago.

Scott took me to Toronto, along with Samantha and Brett, to see The Sound of Music at the Princess of Whales Theatre.

It was an absolutely wonderful show, and I enjoyed it immensely.

It was also delightful to go out with just the older children for a night. We had some good talks, good food, and good laughs together before the show and they both enjoyed their first real theatrical experience.

A few of you have asked how it was or if I would recommend it. My answer is yes - I highly recommend it and would see it again in a heartbeat!

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Making Memories at Colasanti's

We went to visit Nana & Papa when the kids had a PD Day.

While down there, we got to visit one of our favourite spots - Colasanti's Tropical Gardens.

Here are some things we love about this place:
  • Feeding the goats
  • Snakes, birds, deer, fish, bats, lemurs, and so many other fun animals to see
  • Famous Fried Chicken
  • Delicious Homemade Donuts
  • Jugs of fresh Peach Juice
  • Rides for the kids (the Bumble Bees are always a hit)
  • Mini Golf
  • Pony Rides
  • Beautiful plants of all kinds
  • Big Red Wagons to ride in
The Bumper Cars were new this year. (Ask me how heartbroken Nathan was when everyone in the family was tall enough to go in one except for him and Clara.)