Friday, August 29, 2014

Final Update On Our Summer Bucket List

With summer vacation ending this week, here is our final update on the 2014 Summer Bucket List!
We didn't cross everything off our list, but we had a lot of fun over the summer, and can't really believe that it's almost over and time for back to school.
  1. Visit my aunt and uncles cottage 
  2. Go swimming at uncle Marco's 
  3. Visit Carp Custom Creamery for ice cream
  4. Have a water fight
  5. Go to the park
  6. Visit ValleyView Animal Farm
  7. Have a visit at Grandma and Grandpa's
  8. Have a visit at Gramz
  9. Have a sleepover at Grandma and Grandpa's
  10. Have a sleepover at Gramz
  11. Play outdoor mini golf (hubby and I took Mr.K)
  12. Play indoor mini-golf (Mr. J went with his grandma)
  13. Have friends over for a picnic
  14. Go for a bike ride
  15. Go to Dairy Queen
  16. Go to the driving range
  17. Visit a splash pad
  18. Bake yummy treats
  19. Participate in the library reading challenge
  20. Play tourist downtown
  21. Visit with Uncle Wes and family
  22. Visit the Diefenbunker
  23. Bake pretzels
  24. Bake cookies
  25. Bake and decorate cupcakes
  26. Make our own ice cream
  27. Play outdoor games (soccer, red rover, football)
  28. Lunch or dinner at Cheshire Cat Pub
  29. Movie theater (I took Mr. J to see How To Train Your Dragon 2)
  30. Fire Station
  31. Upper Canada Village
  32. A trip to Toys R Us
  33. Strawberry Picking
  34. Ice Cream from the ice cream truck 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Great New Products From Kellogg's {giveaway}

The boys get excited whenever a new Kellogg's package arrives on our doorstep!  These packages are always filled with yummy treats and often have new products for us to sample.

Happy Birthday Mr. K

So hard for me to believe that 4 years ago I was waiting for a call from the hospital telling me to come in; I was 39w6days pregnant and being induced (I had pre-eclampsia, and while it was not as severe as my pregnancy with Mr.J, the OB didn't want me going overdue)

Hubby and I sat around watching movies most of the day, then we got the call and went to pick up my mom.  My water was broken at 630 pm and Mr. K made his appearance at 10:14pm - 8lbs3oz 22inches long.

He was so precious.  Little did I know what a hurricane he would become - he is so much fun, but he definitely takes life at full speed.

just after birth
this week
A bit happy birthday from Mommy, Daddy and Mr. J! We love you so much....can't wait to see what this year brings!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My Countdown To School Is Not What You Think

Most parents have a countdown to school going on, either on the calendar or in their head.  I have one too, but not for the same reasons.  My countdown is to prepare myself.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This Is Me

Hi there - my name is Ashley and I am a stay at home mom.
Yes, my kids will both be in school full time in September and I will
STILL be a stay at home mom.

With Mr. K starting full day kindergarten this September, I have been asked more times than I can even count when I will start back to work.  Everyone knows that I am a stay at home mom, but for some reason, people can't fathom a parent being at home when their children are not, and assume that my being at home will end when the kids are not here.