Monday, April 19, 2010
Agriculture Museum with Chelsea, Aidan and Connor. It was a gorgeous day and Avery and Aidan had a ball. They weren't super-interested in the animals, but the playground was a big hit, snacks went over well, and running around in the grass while picking dandelions was surprisingly entertaining. I did everything I could to keep Avery awake on the ride home because I knew that if she napped in the car she wouldn't nap again at home. She did fall asleep just as we arrived home, and as expected, wasn't really interested in sleeping in her bed after that. However, I did get her to stay in her room for around 2 hours "resting" (with one poo break) - there was lots of reading, playing, singing and general hanging out but no sleeping. After a fairly low-key afternoon, Greg took her to the grocery store just before dinner. She fell asleep in the car on the way back (and it's only a 10 minute drive at most), and didn't wake up until 6:30 Thursday morning. Thank goodness she had had some snacks with her on the outing! Micaela also slept well that afternoon and night. I guess fresh air will do that to you! Not sure what is on the agenda for this week - I will have to come up with something fun.
Avery's first Easter Egg hunt (Micaela didn't seem to be enjoying it as much).
Anything else going on? Not too much. Greg and I managed to get out on Sunday and see the movie "Kick Ass" or Kick Butt as we starting saying at home. Greg loved it; me - meh, not as much. The superheroes stuff really isn't my thing, but I did appreciate the humour and quirky little details. However, the amount of violence was shocking, especially when it was an 11-year old girl doing the killing. I am now starting to better understand how seeing that kind of violence in movies or video games can make people immune to the horror of it all, and think that it is normal. Yet another thing to worry about on the kid list. Anyway, it was definitely very nice to get out for a couple of hours and thankfully both girls were good (i.e. slept most of the time). Thanks again to Auntie Jamie and Uncle Ted for babysitting!