A Fall Parade…

Today the kids and I travelled down to my home-town to see the fall parade.   It’s part of the fall fair, and we normally go to and enjoy the fair as well, but it was kinda wet and over-cast today, so we just watched the parade.   The day actually started out beautifully-  and I should know because I had the kids loaded in the van before 8:00 am… (Jay stayed home to get some stuff done) so we had a beautiful drive down, but soon after we got to my parents, it started clouding over.  The ironic part is that they pretty much had a drought there all summer, with no rain in August at all –  and then it had to go and rain on today of all days.  But like I said, it stopped, so it didn’t rain on our parade. 🙂  (Sorry, had too say it)

The kids really enjoyed watching the parade, and it was a pretty great parade.   It had lots of  floats (and tractors) and lots of candy thrown for the kids – which was probably their favourite part.

Opa finally sprung sweet Sophy from her stroller, I just love those little pink boots!

And we even got to see my brother Dan and his wife Jenilynn and my nephew Ty, who is just a few months older than Soph.  They had watched the parade right across the road from us.

And then back to Oma and Opa’s for some lunch and some time with my sister-in-law Erin and little Katie – who is such a sweetie!   Sarah was keeping the girls entertained, she loves babies and is mostly good with them.  🙂

A little while later when Sarah was at aunt Erin’s house (so Oma and I could go to the junk shop to search for treasures) she was playing with Erin and baby Katie,  but Sarah clearly wanted aunt Erin to herself when she said that  Katie – who was happy and doing just fine – really should have a nap, a really LONG nap because Katie was really cranky.  HA!  Don’t tell me that three-year old’s don’t know how to work the system!

So we had a really great day with Oma and Opa.   We indeed did find treasure at the junk store (seriously, the greatest place, but it’s so junky they condemned the building!!!) and although Erik was a little disappointed that we didn’t get to enjoy the fair, the next fair that we go to with Grandma and Grandpa is just around the corner!

Back to school….

Well we got the first day back to school under our belts… and everything went really well.  I was organized last night, had lunches made, kids clothes laid out, house tidy and so it wasn’t too bad to get everyone out of the house by 8:35 to walk down to the bus stop.  This is all new for us – last year when we were at our lovely small school we walked or drove, but now we are far enough away from our new big school that the kids are bused.    The really neat part was that all the parents from our neighbourhood were there and it felt like we were all back at the old school and that was just lovely.

So I tried to take a picture of everyone before we left, but people weren’t in a very cooperative mood…

But that’s OK – Erik was still smiling at the bus stop…

And when he left on the bus…

But by the time we saw him at lunch when we brought Will to start his first day, I had to peel Erik off of me, hand him to his teacher and run.   He was just over-whelmed and upset and he just wanted to go home.  But I knew he would be OK, he just really doesn’t like change!  This is the kid who got REALLY upset when we replaced the windows in his bedroom in the spring (they were his favourite windows of all-time of course) – change is harder on him than most. 

SO William was a little nervous when we brought him at noon.  The SK’s started this afternoon and then the JK’s come tomorrow.  It’s too bad that it’s now an all-day EVERY day program for the JK’s and SK”s at our school, I just feel bad for the little turkey’s being at school for so long… but I had been planing on taking William home everyday at lunch, but as it turns out, that would mean he would miss library, math and gym, always.  So I think I might just send him 3 or 4 days a week – just so I can spend some time with him and to give him a break.   So here he was when we dropped him off looking a little nervous…

But he was all smiles when he came bounding off the bus after school.  So I said, “How was school Will?”

To which he replied, “GREAT!!!!” 

Thankfully Will is confident, doesn’t mind change and loves people.  He loves it already, which is so nice. 

So that was our day.  I’m tired now though but we gotta do it all again tomorrow!