Sunday, August 15, 2010

At the Park

We have officially 'punched' two weeks of holidays and have about a week to go. Yesterday I took the Monster to the park where he spent some time playing with his new buddy Louis and Auntie Kara. Louis is a big puppy, and it took the Monster a little while to adjust to him, but they're now best of buds.

Today should be a moderately eventful day, we went to my alma mater ( where we knew of a small group that does a church-like devotional on Sunday Mornings ( I highly recommend it to anyone curious or looking for a small social network to connect with. I truly miss my time at University.

Off in search of a meal. Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Haze Clears on a Sunday

(our little family at the beach)

We have one week of our holidays completed, there is still so much left to explore and enjoy as a family. It is extremely difficult to ‘vacation’ with a 1 yr old, I never would have believed this statement to be as true as it is, until I experienced it. The Monster is so adept to his own surroundings, his routine is the key to my sanity, missing naps and being in someone else’s home (which may not be particularly child-friendly) are stresses that simply pile on top of the normal unpredictable irritants in a day of parenting a 1 yr old. The simple fact that he is currently cutting 3-4 teeth has made this experience a task for all of us.

The Hubber’s job keeps him so busy we’re really trying to make the most of these few weeks, as our little family is quickly becoming a grown family. We have been doing a nice bit of shopping, since it was needed and also a little exploring. Besides for Regatta Day and this Sunny Sunday, we have had all rain, so we had to take advantage of the sun before it hid away again.

Today we visited a favorite church that we only get to attend while on holidays, had some Starbucks coffee accompanying great chat, adventured to Signal Hill and got some fun photos and then finished the day off with a trip to Middle Cove beach to try and teach the Monster to throw rocks into the water.

(The Monster just LOVES being outside, the wind and sun thrill him. He's particularly happy at the beach in this photo, walking on those rocks are pretty big excitement for a baby.)
Looking forward to tomorrow!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Royal Regatta

We are currently on holidays, a whole three weeks of them! As soon as we return home, we leave again for a week of youth camp. Hence, I’m away from my shop and having family adventures for the next four weeks.

It’s a little scary to have my shop in vacation mode for this long; I don’t like the idea that people can’t at least browse my items. Any etsy-seniors out there know if it’s poor etiquette to have a shop announcement that items won’t be able to ship for 4 weeks? I suppose it’s closer to 3 weeks now. I wish vacation mode would allow you to either keep items viewable, like they show up in treasuries, or choose to hide them.

Holidays are going well, we’re having a lot of fun with family and friends. We spent a few hours at the Royal St. John’s Regatta, and had the Monsters face painted and treated him to a little ice cream. The entire perimeter of the lake was packed with people, food venders, shop booths, and all kinds of games/activities. Then there were lots of people happily watching the races. One news station said there were between 40-50 thousand people there, felt more like 100,000. We didn't stay long, getting a stroller through the crowds was enough to break into an anxiety attack, but we did enjoy going and it was the Monsters and Hubbers first Regatta.

Today, we’ll be hitting Toy’s ‘R’ Us, which is still more fun for us than him at this point. Hope everyone's having a great August!

And check out another fantastic Newfoundland treasury by FolkyDolky called Shopping by the Sea!