What a busy week we had!
Big Boy attended camp at Fort Edmonton. The camp was transportation themed and after he got past a bit of shyness he had a blast! For him this camp was a new experience. He was one of the youngest kids in the group and it was a bit intimidating at first. He has typically been one of the oldest.
Little Boy had a lovely week complete with 2 special activities. Grandma took him to the midway at Fort Edmonton Park and he rode on the carousel ("the horses" to him) and the ferris wheel ("the London Eye"). He had a great time - I could not believe how fast the ferris wheel turned! He also got to spend a day with Grandpa, just putzing and fixing around the yard. He was so happy his eyes were shining. Him and Grandpa invented a new sandwich - ham and Bulls Eye sauce.
We also got a lot of chores done: Baby Boy went to the doctor, I had my teeth cleaned, we got a passport and a SIN card.
The kids also went to the spray park (Little Boy only), a car show, and helped make a kransekake.
Baby Boy is looking quite good, and the doctor feels that he has a milk allergy possibly combined with a soy allergy. Now that we know what the issue is, we should be able to manage it properly. She also gave me some great news - most kids grow out of these allergies around their first birthday....only a few more months!
Another boost to the week - my mom got a wire that connects the iPhone to the car, so the kids can listen to all of their favourite tunes while we drive. We heard a lot of "Cruise" - it's like they were deprived.
The week was great, but the weekend was even better! I was supposed to go to Calgary and I was sort of sad about not being able to take the trip, but we managed to fill the weekend with other distractions.
On Saturday, we went to a huge party at my cousin's house. She had it catered with a food truck and there was a bouncy castle for the kids. The boys, Little Boy especially, had an amazing time! Both boys had their first soda at this party. Little Boy had a grape soda - he looked like he was in heaven drinking his can of soda. Big Boy tried orange and cream soda. I think he enjoyed both. Funny, but for Little Boy, one of the most important things was that he got to drink the soda from the pop can, not a cup.
On Sunday we rounded out the weekend with another exciting day. We went out for breakfast with friends and my grandma and then had a quiet morning around home. After lunch we took the kids swimming at the Terwillegar Recreation Centre. The pool is amazing - there is a water slide, a lazy river, plenty of spray toys and waves! Both Big Boy and Little Boy went on the water slide over and over again! Little Boy was scared the first time (we actually had to do the walk of shame down the slide stairs) but the second time he hopped right on. I am tuckered out from treading water in the waves.
We topped off the weekend with a fish supper (Aberdeen style) at home!