Winter always feels so long, so I am always happy for March Break to arrive! I love the lighter nights and it is great to have a week with the kids! We started our week with a trip to the city. We wanted to get back to the Discovery Centre and explore a little more. It is so big and with the amount of people that are exploring it, it can make it hard to see everything the first time, so we wanted to get back. The kids loved finding a few more things that they hadn’t seen the first time.
We planned a games day for Sunday, so after church we had lunch with a couple of families and then we played a few games of Ticket to Ride, one of our favorite games! Each March Break our church puts on a VBS for two of the days during the break! The kids love it and this year both Caile and Ella were leading Worship. Caile volunteers with the Sprouts (Preschoolers) and Ella led in her group (Gr P – 5). They have a great group of friends that go to VBS as well, so it is always a highlight of the break for them!
On Thursday Noah went to a Basketball camp to help build some of his skills. He had a great time and we will definitely be looking into one this summer for him! Ella on that same day took a Braveheart Babysitter’s Course. It is hard to believe that she is 11 now and old enough to take the course! It is a great course for anyone who has children old enough to stay alone or babysit. Caile took it as well last year and I was excited that the Church was hosting one, so Ella could attend!
St. Patrick’s Day was a quieter day of our break! We stayed home and had the Merrill family over for supper. Waffles with green milkshakes and green whipped cream on our waffles! For dessert I had made some pot of gold cupcakes that the kids loved! They were most excited over the gold ball sprinkles on top lol!
The weekend arrived again and it was Em & Kate’s birthday! We took them out to Cora’s for brunch and it was awesome to see their excitement! Cora’s is filled with colorful signs and so much to look at, so they loved checking it all out! At the end the waitress brought out ducks that were carved from apples with sparklers in them. The girls were very excited! They loved Cora’s! That afternoon we had their party at the movie theatre where we watched Beauty and the Beast! I loved this movie! I was never a fan of the Princess Cartoon movies, but these remakes are amazing! I loved Cinderella and now this one is my new favorite! I found it definitely for older children, although Noah enjoyed it as well. I know there were things that he would not have picked up on. I really think the movie was geared more toward the adults that loved the cartoon at a younger age! It was awesome!
Today was the last day of the break and I had a JK Party after church so Sandy took the kids out for Blizzards! It was a quieter day as the break had been so busy! We ended the evening with a walk around our subdivision. The kids love creating challenges out of our walks. At Christmas we would guess the number of houses that would have lights on. Today it was a guess as to how many animals we would see on our walk. I tried to think of how many dogs may be outside and the odd cat. I thought 3 was a great number. Caile guessed 6 which I thought was high, but of course, when we reached the top of the hill there were 4 deer in the field. Needless to say she won! Love how close we are a minute to town, but there is so much nature here as well!
I am sad to see the break end, but it means that we are closer to spring and all of the fun that brings! 🙂