I know you are all looking at your calendars - LOL! Jon found out about a really great deal at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and indoor water park at Lake George, NY for Father's Day weekend and he booked it today. We get a room and 2 days of fun at the water park (from noon Saturday thru 2pm Sunday) for $150 - the rooms alone usually go for over $250 never mind the tickets to the water park! It is a special Scout Weekend with a discount for all scouters that weekend. It was truly too good a deal to pass up.
Jon had the boys most of the day Saturday so I could get some work done. In the morning he took them to McDonald's for breakfast and playtime at thier indoor play area. The boys love it there and had a blast. Next they headed to Windsor Locks to check on some things at Dad/Dziadzius house and then a trip to the playground down the street from his house.
Today we had a houseful with my mom's group's annual Easter Party and egg hunt. Thank goodness the rain held off (and actually still has not arrived at 9:15pm) and we were able to have a succesful outdoor egg hunt. It was a fun party and the boys enjoyed having other kids around.
Next weekend is Easter and a visit from Papa & Memere (with rumors that Uncle Anthony will be here too - YAY!). The following weekend we head to MA on Saturday and fly to FL on Sunday and the weekend after is the reverse.
Getting more and more excited for our trip. Tonight we hashed out our schedule for the week and booked our table service meals (we are using a meal plan where we get 6 for the week). Trying out some new to us restaurants. Sunday 4/11/10 we land in FL at 2:30pm, no reservations - the kids will be done with sitting for too long after the traveling. Monday no reservations but we will have friends joining us for the day at Magic Kingdom. Tuesday we have an early lunch a Coral Reef (seafood) in Epcot and an early dinner at Kouzzina (Greek) on the Boardwalk - hopefully giving us enough time to get back to Epcot for the evening show Illuminations. Wednesday is Animal Kingdom and dinner at Yak & Yeti (Asian). Thursday is MGM / Hollywood Studios and our first character meal, lunch at Play N Dine at Hollywood N Vine (Playhouse Disney characters). Friday is back to Magic Kingdom at breakfast, another character meal at The Crystal Palace (Winnie the Pooh and friends) and then dinner at Downtown Disney's Wolfgang Puck Cafe and spending the evening checking out the shops (no doubt much time will be spent at the Lego store!). We fly home at 10am Saturday morning.
It will be a whirlwind but it will be so much fun too! REMINDER - this trip is a suprise for the boys - so SHHH!
Jon took Nicholas for his 6 year check up today. He is, as expected, healthy. Measuring 46.5" tall. They checked his hearing and eyesight - both perfect. It was nice to have a neutral party reiterate to Nicholas that he needs to hold our hands in parking lots and that he needs to wear his helmet when riding his bike. He was not too thrilled with the finger prick blood test - LOL!
What a beautiful day - really most of the week has been the same but with parents that work full time it is hard to enjoy during the week. We started the day wanting to go to a diner only to find it shut down - so Friendly's across the street won out. Nicholas liked the smiley face pancake and Benjamin devoured a plate of french toast sticks! From there we headed to Windsor Locks to check on Dziadziu/dad's house - moved the last few things in the house out to the garage for Matt to pick up and checked to make sure we would not need to order any more oil before the house (hopefully) sells April 9. Next was one of our favorite parks - Panthorn Park in the next town over, Southington - spent almost 2 hours there before we all agreed we were thirsty and needed to head home. Got home and remained outside (with drinks) where Nicholas attempted to master riding a bike without training wheels - he still needs to gain some confidence in his balance but I am sure he will "get it" very soon. I took Benjamin's old, expiring car seat out of my car and adjusted what was Nicholas' seat to Benjamin's height. Then I opened and assembled Nicholas' new booster seat (that we have had in the house for 2 weeks now - oops!). Finally around 4:30 three of us came inside - Nicholas is still out back playing!
As our aboutmybaby website is shutting down we are relocating to this site. Check in often. As it had been awhile since our last post here is an update on all of us:
Jon got a promotion at work and is now the Director of Field Services and #2 man in his office. The position was long awaited and he is adjusting well to the increased responsibility.
Kim is still working from home and loving it.
Nicholas is in Kindergarten at Rotella Magnet School and doing well for the most part. He is very smart but gets distracted a little too easily - but we are working with his teacher and he is doing a little better. His reading skills are really coming along wonderfully and he can read some easy Dr. Seuss books on his own! He has his first loose tooth but it is being very stubborn - to the point where the new tooth is actually in (not completely but the top is all the way through) behind the baby tooth.
Benjamin is a typical opinionated, stubborn 3 year old - luckily for him he is very cute and funny at the same time! We are waiting to hear on his application for PreK at Rotella for this coming fall. And we are in the midst of potty training - 1 step forward, 1 step back - HA!
So that is what is new with us at this time. We are looking forward to a trip to Disney over April vacation - but the boys don't know yet so SHHHH - LOL!
Until next time stay well and thanks for checking in on us.