Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Okay, so our vacation.

Here is the promised vacation round up. This trip was less perilous than the typical Chapman adventures. No outdoor music festivals in the pouring rain. No driving for 6 hours solo with two children under three. No getting stuck by the side of the road in the middle of winter. We simply flew to Toronto, stayed with Dave's brother in Cambridge for two weeks, and flew back.

As you can tell, Andrew took to flying right away. Just give me my headphones and let me watch three hours of treehouse when I should be sleeping. What's that -- you want to give me juice and cookies, too? Okay.
This was the new years dinner we had the day we got there. We look a bit bedraggled becuase our luggage did not make the exchange in Edmonton when we did, so we went a day without clean clothes.

Andrew was a big hit with his little cousin, Seth. He loved to listen to Andrew's stories, the more shooting and flying sound effects, the better. It was really sweet to see Andrew enjoying his little cousin.

Aaron and Kaylee spent two weeks being partners in crime. Kay is a few months older than Aaron, and they played and fought together non-stop. They loved to grab a random object and start yelling "Mine!" "Mine!" back and forth at each other. My favorite moment was when we were driving in the van and Kaylee was a full row back from Aaron and she called out, "Aaron hit me!"

We went to Chuck E Cheese. We visit the little cars in our little mall, but I never put money in them. The multitude of arcade games and motorized cars was a really fun treat for the boys.

Uncle Steve was also a big hit. Not only is he a police officer, but he plows several parking lots in his spare time. They had to rent a skid steer and clear snow at the church while we were there. Aaron got a ride, and Andrew got to drive.

Trampolines are still fun on a mild winter day. We enjoyed the warmer winter temperatures while we were there. It was just cold enough to be snowy and fun.

Why is it that you can only get fries like this East of Sudbury? Does there need to be a certain Francophone influence for people to get chips just right? Anyway, this is Poutine, which is even better. Chips with gravy and cheese curd. Yum.

We were only in Toronto for three hours, unfortunately. But we did get to see dinosoars and armour while we were there. And, of course, the CN Tower from afar.

All in all, it was a pretty fun trip. The boys had a blast with their cousins and grandparents and aunt and uncle. And we had fun too.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

I love not putting money in the big toys at the mall, there's a comraderie among parents with this. And then there's that one who comes along and puts the loonie in - I hate that guy :o)