Monday, September 17, 2012

...and we recap!

The past few weeks have been crazy!

School started, work turned into chaos and the weather got colder!!!

I have felt guilty for not posting but my brain isn't being as creative as I would like it to, so I thought we could recap the past few weeks avoiding all the unfun stuff that has been happening and only posted about the fun we have had!

The last weekend of the summer was spent at my brother's cottage.  We enjoyed a boat ride, playing outside and in the shallow water and searching for frogs!!!


Then we rounded out that weekend with the FREX, oh how I love the Fredericton Exhibition for those of you not familiar with it!  It's our version of a fair!

The rides were spinning, turning and swirling and I was expertly avoiding them all!  My kids are still on the little rides and can go together which is just perfect for me! 

Rides, candy apples and my son posing like a pro!!!   Oh his brother got one too because what are grandparents for if not to whine to because you didn't want to share and get you your own!!!!

We watched crazy people jump from high diving boards into a small pool, we watched other people's children ride motocross bikes off a ramp and do tricks!  Sadly that's what I think now, watching those boys/men doing really neat tricks on their bikes all I could think was those are someone else's little boys and someday could be mine!  Scary!!!!

And Liam FINALLY got to watch fireworks, 11pm is just too late for this little boy so these September ones that happen at 9:30pm where still a stretch but doable!  He loved them and hasn't stopped talking about them.

Since it was so late, I assumed Rhys would be tired while waiting.....nope!

This was his favourite activity until the fireworks started and he leaped into my arms.  Rhys did not love the fireworks.  Maybe next year!

Then we had our first week of the 2's room and afterschool programs AND then the magical first day of Kindergarten!!!

Liam is doing great and I am feeling pretty good about it!

Work was still insane but that's no fun to talk about!!!  Apparently that's just how it's going to be from now on!

This past weekend was filled with lots of fun.  On Friday, we gathered in secret for Joel and his sibling to surprise their father with tickets to his favourite concert and a hotel stay in Halifax for his 60th birthday.  Before the gathering, Joel and I went over to Marden's (a place of secret finds!!!!!) in search of fabric.  While I didn't find exactly what I was looking for, I did find some very fun pieces for some future projects which I will of course share later!  (Just need to find the time to start, do and complete them)

Then Saturday was filled with dancing and music as we attending the children's portion of our local Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival!!

The boys dancing up a storm

Then banged on some drums!!

All in all, a fun time! 
We capped off our fun morning with a dark and gloomy afternoon of thunder and lightening, which needed games, lego and snacks to take our mind off the noise!

Sunday was time for a little church.  Rhys has been asking to wear his tie for weeks and finally Sunday was the day....they are quite happy to be dressed up!

Then it was off to the Gagetown Fruit Farm for Open Farm Day.  It was a nice little adventure, we had a wonderful lunch at their restaurant, visited some animals and took a tractor ride


And then a ferry ride to Jemseg.....who says we don't get out!!! Haha!

The exciting life of the Dickinson's!!

It was a lovely weekend that could have been a little longer to get the things done that I needed to but put off to get out of the house and forget about all the other things that stress my world!

Oh well, there's always next weekend!!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, September 8, 2012


It didn't snow or rain and Liam maintained his height!

So we made it Kindergarten!!!

After asking for weeks and then everyday this week, it was finally his turn to go!!

He was so happy to be in his new classroom, make new friends and of course play!  He doesn't know yet that it's a fun place to learn!!

I was so happy to hear that he had a great morning and even after his first full day it was still a good time.
He likes it and wants to go back!!!  That's all we can ask for!

Just so Rhys didn't feel left out

I think I did pretty good with all the changes.  My children seemed to make out just fine!  Rhys is a little concerned each morning but is fine and always has a great day!  Liam did great, tired I think but doing great!
Me, I did good until about noon yesterday when I had a little moment after I might have stalked him on the playground and saw that he wasn't playing with anyone.  He didn't really look sad or anything but he was twirling around the swing post!  I was still sad that he wasn't running around like a crazy person like the rest of the kids.  I assume he's just figuring out how to be in charge of the whole thing, so he is taking in the whole event!!! haha~!
Now that we have completed another week of firsts I am going to try to relax and enjoy the rest of September!
Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

am I ready??

So many people have asked me this question or some version of it over the past few weeks.  My little boy Liam is starting kindergarten tomorrow.

Am I ready??

Great question, I am ready only because I am so confident that he is ready.  He is very clever, social and oh so happy to be going to school.  He is a late baby (december 22nd birthday) and a boy to boot, so obviously there were reservations about him starting school.  He has done great learning all the things he needed to learn and loves to lead, he's kind, funny and aims to please!

I am ready for that reason, I will be sad that he's started school and my little baby is no longer but excited for all the new adventures to come.  For him to experience things on his own, to make mistakes, correct them and move on, to make new friends and learn new things!!!

He is ready and I will be too!

Now you might ask do we have everything ready for school???  Another great questions and oh how I would love to say yes.  I would love to say, we have our new outer wear ready, new/old clothes organized and ready to go, shoes and boots tried and new ones purchased.

But alas, it is not true.  I put Liam's raincoat on him today and what do's about 5 inches too short on the arms!  Do you think there are rain coats out there in stores for me to purchase??  Nope, just checked!  Ordering we will go!

His snowsuit is looming downstairs taunting me as I think, oh it should fit, one can't be sure yet  because I haven't tried it on!

I got through all of his pants and stored (threw them on his dresser) the ones that didn't fit and neatly placed the ones that do on his shelf.  This joy will end soon as all of his pants (12 pairs) fit the same way, we have about an inch clearance and then poof, all the pants will be too short!  It will happen so quickly and I of course will be surprised.

Shirts I couldn't get through yet.  Boys, they do not like trying on clothes....unless of course it's a super hero costume but I know those fit!

Anyways, we are ready for tomorrow.  As long as it stops raining, doesn't snow and Liam doesn't grow an inch.