Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 2

The second day of our trip took us to Calaway Park, I have to say I've been here before many times as a little girl. I spent the first 7 years of my life living in Cochrane AB. Not that I can remember any of those trips, but the one thing I do remember is after riding the roller coaster for the first time, when getting off I told my mom "I left my heart on the ride" mom said well then lets go get it and I don't remember but mom said I freaked out and refused to go again. I guess I found the ride a little scary then again I was 7.

This must not have scarred me for life.. I love the thrill of rides of all kinds.

I do have a love for rides that is not shared by my children. I convinced my eldest to join me on a ride. That is until it was our turn to get on the ride, my son then bailed since I'd already stood in line I got on by myself.....

I love rides, unfortunatly my two little ones thought I was never coming back and cried the duration of my ride, Fortunatly for me I couldn't hear them and had fun all by myself.
AJ did manage to get a few rides in on his own, not sure he's ready for the HWY yet but it's a start.

The boys had fun soaking strangers, although they did not stay dry themselves.
The Balloon ride was a big hit, we watched them go round and round and round.
LB's favorite ride of course was the Carousel, all in all Calaway Park was a great place to go.
Come back for Day 3!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

End of Summer Post

It's been a few months since I've had time to update.. Life's been very busy working full time chasing 3 kids, daily trips to Day Care then home for dinner there never seems to be enough time in the day. Even the weekends are packed, I'm not quite sure what gets accompished but Monday arrives much to quickly for my liking. I'm occasionaly able to squeeze an outfit or two out of my sewing room but not as often as I would like.

One of the best thing we did was get in a summer vacation, it was only 10 days long but it was one of the best trips I've taken with the kids.

We got up early saturday morning and drove to Calgary AB which is 534km which would take the average person less then the 7hrs it says but when you have to stop to nurse one child and stop for bathroom breaks for the other two it sure drags out your travel time.

 We stopped on our way through Jasper Glacier Park and took in the waterfalls, some enjoyed them more then others.
AJ Climbed up the first set to check out the higher set of falls.

We stopped in Banff to meet up with my friend Leigh and her kids and since we live so rural I don't own a cell phone... "Gasp" I know how old fashioned of me.. ok i own one but it's a pay as you go, and even bought time to go on it but realized once we were on the hwy it had been so long since I'd added minutes to it my number had been given away.. oh well obviously I wasn't using it much.
sorry no pics of Banff it was so crazy busy there we were happy just to meet up with Leigh and nurse the babies and then get back out on the hwy and head to Calgary.

Baby B    LB   My friends son sleeping under the blue blanket
First day there we checked in to our hotel 1 room 2 moms, 3 girls and 2 boys lol we shared 1 queen bed and 1 king sized bed and an air mattress for all of us and the kids.. Believe it or not the kids all went to bed each night without a fight.

Okay on to Day 1 The Zoo

The kids loved seeing all the animals (we didn't make it over to the North America section) where we live it's not unusual to see Deer, Big Horn Sheep, Elk even the odd Bear or Grizzly don't get me wrong these are all wonderful animals but it's nice to expose the kids to some of the more exotic animals on our planet.

We made it to the Zoo nice and early, if you get there early enough you'll get to see some of the animals being fed. We made it just in time to watch the Red Panda eat his breakfast.

The Tigress had triplets this summer and we got to watch them playing with each other and their mom.

One of the many handy things Big Brothers are good for... a lift above the crowd.

Both the girls loved the Elephants (don't you just love the coordinating outfits I'm such a sucker for matching girls)
4 out of 5 of the kids (the littlest was sleeping in the stroller)
She even had a coordinating outfit to match my girls I drew the line on dressing the boys in pink (which I know they were very greatful for)

I love how patient AJ is with these two he waited eagerly for the "Train" with them and then walked along while these two definatly enjoyed the "Train"
Pure Joy on these two happy faces

 Stay Tuned for Day Two's Activities......................................