Monday, March 15, 2010

March Break plans

March Break has sadly started off with a whimper. I had huge plans for us this morning. HUGE! Namely, meeting the infamous Fairy Blogmother for a morning playdate with our kids and her and I fawning over each other face-to-face. It was not to be after Emily woke up at 5:30 this morning coughing and sneezing and being all awake and stuff. In fact, she woke me from deep sleeps THREE TIMES between 5:30 and 6:30. I would have been a trooper and pulled through as I was that excited to meet Shannon in person however better thoughts prevailed (namely, Abby's). Abby smartly suggested that we postpone so that no one else is sick over March Break. Smart kid, that one.

So, I'm taking a slightly leisurely morning while my kids divine ways to commit siblingicide. I started off with replacing my broken mug with a couple of new beauties from my favourite Waterloo potter, Stephen Hawes.

Next I sat around reading the paper and thinking about how I should be packing for our week away. We're spending the week in Niagara (mainly Ridgeville/Fonthill and St. Catharines for you who know Niagara) and next weekend in Gravenhurst. Our itinerary is such:
  • Monday: drive to Niagara; drop John off at his mom's house (his mom is in Ottawa this week); me and the girls go to my Aunt's house in Ridgeville for the night
  • Tuesday: playdate with Julie (best friend from high school) and her kids on the farm - word has it there are new bunnies, kittens and puppies at the farm... a little girl's mecca! Tuesday afternoon - taking the kids on a tour of my hometown, Fonthill, to see the sights. Should take about 10 minutes and then a haircut at my Aunt's hair salon.
  • Wednesday - visit to a local sugar bush and maybe Niagara Falls
  • Thursday - playdate with friends in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Friday - drive to Toronto - go up CN Tower; maybe go to Science Centre; continue to Gravenhurst to spend weekend at my dad's (he won't be there - he's in Florida - but we get to use the house and hot tub while he's away)
So, there is some packing to be done obviously. I should really get on that given that I've done absolutely nothing beyond sit at the computer and take a shower.

It's time to make a list.


Shan said...

Oh I was so disappointed too! Oh well, we'll all have a better time when everyone is healthy. As it was MyPie slept until 11am. That may come back to bite me in the ass later.

Ahahahah fawning... I was totally going to do that. Enjoy your week! Sounds like a lot of fun!

Julie said...

Oh bummer! I was all excited when I read on Shan's blog that you guys were meeting up. Hopefully it will happen soon.

Have a great week. Sounds like lots of fun.