Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring Break!

I am amazed that it has been a month since my last post...sounds like a quote from my journal!
I have been listening to some great stuff the past couple of weeks from Jenn Lee's Video summit.  My take away and goal is be more consistent in all aspects of my life.  So I am beginning here. 

What a crazy spring break we have had!  I love it when the kids are home and the time just lays before us.  This is becoming rare as the kids get older.  But even with their crazy social schedules, we were able to fit in some fun family time!
Since a picture is worth a thousand words and usually more interesting...I thought I would add a few!
We painted, spent time in the mountains, had a visit with Grandma and Grandpa and even spent some time at the Calgary Children's hospital!

 Why Not Blue and Orange?!

We decide that it was great idea to paint Jacob's bedroom!  He picked out his colours~ can you guess what his favourite colour might be?

Time with Grandma and Grandpa!

This is the greatest tip ever!  Add a box of chocolate cake mix (you can use any kind) to a box of Angel food cake mix.  Stir well and put in a jar in your cupboard.  When you feel like a treat...
Add 3 Tbsp of mix to 2 Tbsp of water and microwave for 1 minute (3,2,1) And Presto you have a yummy fluffy cake!
We added chocolate sauce just for the heck of it!  Great for lunches too!  Spending time at Grandma's is away so much fun!

Our Trip to the Children's Hospital... What a trooper!

What would a holiday be without a trip to the Children's hospital?  Jacob had Botox to help with the tightness in his legs... The sedation was a great idea! The Staff are always so amazing too!

A Trip to Waterton National Park! (If the snow doesn't come to you...Go to the Snow!)

A quick change before loading Jacob into the chariot
Getting Jacob Buckled and ready to go!  I love our Chariot (Thank you Gail!)
My turn to pull!  What a great view!
And Colin's turn...Yeah he pulled for most of our journey!  Who knew I was such a wimp?!

Kenzie Leading the way!
Not sure what happened to our group shot... Colin and Me!  I love this man!
Kenzie and Jacob!  Nathan was taking a photography course most of the week!

It was a wonderful week!  We didn't go far, but enjoyed the time together.  Sometimes the simple things are the best! 
Hope you are enjoying your family time!  I know I am!


Aura-Lee Clark said...

Sounds like good times :) I am definitely going to try the microwave cake! Just last night Brian was over for dinner and I was scrambling to try to find something for dessert. Loved your updates and pictures!

The Travellin' mom said...

Thanks Aura-Lee. Please say hi to Brian for me. Someday I eally want to come for a visit. Let me know how your cake turns out!