UNO was the name of the game on Thursday with Aunty Karyn. Don’t get me wrong, we ARE doing our basic schoolwork – reading (to Karyn), spelling and of course any sort of daily worksheet, but a good teacher knows when to take advantage of the distractions, and special time with their beloved Aunty is worth the memories.
I had an extra special treat in the form of Darcy having time (after an appointment with all kids in school) and I having adults to keep the kids and I was able to reintroduce Karyn to Darcy. They met at first at our wedding and then again at the twins’ baptism (Darcy and Andy are Zander’s godparents, and we are in turn Anthony’s). We went out for a lovely LONG (keyword that, long) lunch at the Green Mill with lots of chatting and girly time and ZERO kid interruptions. BLISS!
Note the Remembrance Day Poppy that Karyn brought me from Canada on my lapel!
Karyn brought with her a variety of Canadian specific chocolates and bits and bobs. I took a picture of a few of them to share.
On Friday Ken and Emanuel got to work (finally) on the final portion of our Egypt lesson. The “crafty” thing that came with Little Passports. A bit of a mini dig with his very own pyramid. They made good inroads on their first time working on it.
We had a lovely minor snow fall which the boys took advantage of with a snow bunny and mini snowmen.
They used every tiny bit of snow.
It was a day off school for the cousins so they joined us for the weekend.
With Aunty Karyn added to the mix it was a wonderful day of fun and hanging out and getting back in touch with each other (with a bit of sneaking out to shop of course!).
Saturday was a somewhat planned out day with a trip to the Brickmania Toyworks. A special Lego exhibit done by local people with tons of original pieces all made out of Lego. Gift shop included.
Hmm a bit of TARDIS
There was tons to see and we did our best to see it all. So much creativity! 2 cars, 5 adults and 7 kids later and we made it there and back.
Ok, so the bullets aren’t Lego… but the water is all those tiny clear ones!!!!
What a great sign! Look for the rest of these pictures (and there are a lot!) at the end of the blog.
After that Karyn, my mother in law and I went out to Kohl’s to take advantage of sales and an added 30% off discount. Because of them I am now the proud owner of an amazing (limited addition) Little Black Dress that was on for a steal!!! Thank you Nana! Pictures to follow… eventually.
The kids rounded off their day with a tea party.
A Saturday well spent! Now enjoy the Lego themed chaos.
The originator of this group was really into war themed projects as you can tell!
A pretty amazing tree!
There was actual water flowing out of the fountain.
Hagrid and Batman!
They can play this little soccer game on the display.
We spotted a fairy!