Tuesday, July 07, 2009

day 1, 2 & 3

It is nice to be on vacation. It's been a bit hard to adjust.. mostly for me. Just trying to relax and undwind. The boys have been pretty good for the most part. Lacking in the sleep area which makes them kind of cranky but mostly good.

The airplane ride was fantastic. Other than almost being late and the plane waiting for us.. ooops.
The boys loved it. They were fascinated with everything. We flew westjet so the personal tv's were awesome. They got to watch Treehouse and were so cute with my ipod ear buds in their ears. Eating snacks and playing with the trays. They loved looking out the window and were just excited the whole time but sat nicely and didn't fuss around. The flight went by so fast and before I knew it we were on the ground being greeted by Grandma D and Abuello. The boys took to them quickly and we had even more fun watching the bags come off the belt.

We were greeted by Julia and Zoe as soon as we got to Huron Park (which is where they live.. about 40 minutes from London) in the middle of nowhere. :)
Ari, Noah and Zoe have become instant friends and they love being together. Sunday was rough cause Saturday night did not hold much sleep for any of us. I overestimated them and their need for a play pen or something. They were up LOTS and it was hard to stay sleeping for long.
We did end up borrowing two on Sunday which has made a vast improvment.
We had a disasterious church expereince with very overtired boys and after a nap they were much better... We spent most of the day outside just hanging out. Auntie Ev came over in the afternoon and we had a great day!

Monday was amazing. The whole day. Ev made us all breakfast and then Auntie Ju, Zoe, Grandma, Abuello and all of us spent the day in Grand Bend and the beach!! It was glorious. Perfect weather. I forgot how nice going to a beach on a huge lake is. (This was Lake Huron).
After lunch the kids all even napped on the beach in the shade of a big tree. I can't load pics on this computer but will when we get back. It was so cute to see all three of them cuddled up on a blanket. Julia and I check out the strip and did some shopping and ended with the best smoothies ever!!!

It was a great time. We had a nice dinner here at home and then after the boys were in bed Dave and I got out to Exeter (the nearest small town) and walked around the park and enjoyed a nice coffee. It was nice to just be together with nothing else to do.

Today was good. We spent the morning in London at Kidscape. It was this huge indoor play place (it was raining). So much fun for the kids (and adults).

Tomorrow we head to Dundas to spend the next few days anticipating seeing good friends and having the whole family together again this weekend includinig Dave's older sister Lydia and her boyfriend Dan who we are very excited to meet.

I plan to shop Ikea on Thursday and look forward to our time away from kids in Toronto with friends early next week. I won't have much computer access after tonight. Other than checking email on my phone :)

Just wanted to update more for me than you I guess. Wish I could show you pictures.. but that will come.

Happy Holidays.


Jenelle Suderman said...

love the update..and miss you :) HAPPY SHOPPING!!

carly smith said...

I can't wait to see the pictures :) Have a great vacation....best of luck at Ikea :)

Marcy said...

Oooh... I'm glad you're having a good time! And very surprised a planed waited! I didn't think they did that... a least not on the Amazing Race! LOL

The Stiffs said...

Glad to hear that Huron is beautiful, but don't forget your first love- Coulee Beach!!