Monday, March 23, 2009

Bitter Sweetness

We all bundled into the car to drive Magoo back to CHC this morning. March break is over, and the house is now too quiet! As other parents took their children to the Museum, the Science Center, the Petting Zoo, The Children's Museum in the next BIG city; I was feeling guilty! With Sprout that is simply out of the question! She is so loud and is in the midst of the "get into everything" stage. Instead we re-discovered the wonderful home that God & Hubby have provided for us, and the lovely area that we currently sojourn in, awaiting the call to leave all and follow Him!

Monday was spent at the playground (I love how living in the country means they find this such a treat!), cookies, hot chocolate and lots of story time

Tuesday was library day! Magoo loves playing a DK history game there, and we found lots of interesting books in the non-fiction section!

Wednesday was a difficult and gray day, until we ventured out to the children's choice of lunch...they choose McDonald's! Oy! The kids got their first Happy Meal....Magoo being the health freak that he is choose the cheese sandwich! "Mummy we gets' our own bag and look Mummy a toy!" yep, it was priceless! Then we headed to the store I have refused to enter for 2 years (Wal- Mart) to get Wellies for Magoo as Zellers didn't have his funny size...13. Mummy gave in a got "hum-brellas" as princess calls them as well.
Grocery shopping was actually fun, letting Magoo help, with his own little list. Meeting a dear sister in the Truth by accident there was wonderful, and turned my day back up the right way. I left with a smile on my face and a lighter step, perhaps it was providence as God knew that I needed to be uplifted that day. Lecture on Baptism that night was good, and even Magoo got some of it!

Thursday was by far the most exciting. Hubby took the day off and after a filling and energizing breakfast of porridge with raisins and dried cranberries, we all piled into the car. An hour and a bit latter (with a Tim Horton's stop for donuts and bathrooms) we arrived at the amazing second hand book shop we love, which happened to have everything at 50% off! Bliss! The children poured over the shelves, finding treasures while Sprout simply emptied the shelves! 2 hours latter Princess remarked "Mummy my tummy is feeling a little bit hungry" was 1:30! so off to a cute coffee culture place for lunch....and then into the car see the Big Lake (Lake Ontario) and walk up the pier. Back into the car, did I mention we listened to "Mr Henry's Wild & Wacky but Totally True Bible Stories" the whole time! to go to the hugs pet store in the Great Big City nearby....the shark had been moved, but we enjoyed looking at all the amazing creatures God has created....and came home with a much bigger tank for our African Cichlids. We drove home to snow, the typical "it always snows on March break" snow.

Friday was a down day, well sort of. Off to SIL for tea, lunch and play time. Home for "naps" and regular readers will know that "naps" are! Baking Challah bread, archeology in the backyard & searching for tulips.

What a wonderful week with our Sprouts! Now today Princess and I are trying to get back to our jobs and put the house back in some sort of order.

"I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully." 1 Timothy 5:14 KJV

1 comment:

Mother By the River said...

hahahaha!! I laughed so much about the childrens' selection in restaurants!! As children we also did not eat out very often but when we did.. guess where we chose to go??
I really enjoyed reading about your week. Love how the main thread throughout the week is books! :)
Hope you have a lovely day today!