Well, I really don't feel like working so I think I'll update on my fun time I had my two weeks off.
So Connor was graduating from Kindergarten on June 7th. Summer school didn't start until June 20th so I was looking at having to take the 7th (since obviously I wanted to be there) through the 19th off. Well shoot. Since I was going to be off for four days that week anyway, I decided to just make it a full week and help out with field day at his school on Monday.
Was field day at Connor's school. That is where they basically get to play games and have fun. I decided to help out all day and help Connor's teacher with any last minute last day stuff she needed to get done. Good thing too as no one else from Connor's class came to help. :( There were plenty of parents from the other Kindergarten class but I was the only one from mine. It was actually a fun day. We got to put together the poster for the kids graduation and put together some balloons and stuff for the field day activities that afternoon.
It was graduation day!! We kept the twins out of school so they could go and Bigi was able to make it as well. They did a little singing, a little hand movements, and then they all got to go up to Father and he handed them their "diploma". It was very cute. =) After the graduation, Connor got his choice of where to eat for lunch. His choice - Buffalo Wild Wings. It was very yummy! Then we went to Knott's Berry Farm! The kids had a blast and we stayed quite awhile.
Hmm. I let the kids sleep in. Connor and I dropped the girls off at school and then Connor and I ran an errand. After our errand (we got mommy's car washed! and her ring checked) we headed over to Chuck E Cheese!! Woo Hoo! It was empty. LOL! Connor had a blast. We had so many tokens left over from the girls bday party last year, we didn't even make a dent! I bought us lunch (boy are they expensive!) and that was all I had to pay for. Then we went home and I cleaned while Connor played and watched tv.
I love my job so much that I decided to take Connor in to work! (ok. not so much but at least this way I didn't have a TON of e-mails to return when I got back in the office. Let's just say after three days I had 83 e-mails!). But another bonus is Connor loves taking the train. =) So we took the Metrolink into work. He lasted longer than I thought he would but after 4 hours he was ready to go home. So we did. It was enough for me to get some stuff done so that was good!
I let the kids sleep again. Took the girls to school and then went home and cleaned the house. Oh so fun!!
Connor had his karate class. Then we got to swim in our new pool!! (The story on how we got it and the pain in the butt it was from Toys R Us is going to be another blog post!!!) This kids love it. Now that's it's getting consistently warmer we should hopefully get to use it more. =)
Nothing too exciting today. Just chillin' out.
We all went to Disneyland!!! We got there right when the park opened! It was perfect. Didn't have long to wait on the first 3 or 4 rides. Taylor wouldn't ride anything. :( And two of the things she rode (Alice in Wonderland & Pinocchio) she made me cover her eyes the entire time. :( She didn't even want to ride It's a Small World! WHAT?!?! This child I swear! But we all had fun. Connor and Daddy got to ride on some rides while I waited in line with the girls to see the Princesses and the Fairies. :) Taylor wouldn't get her picture taken with the princesses but did with Tinkerbell. You can tell who her favorite is. ;) We ended up staying from 8am until close to 6pm. I think that's great for all three of the kids considering no naps where taken. The one GREAT think about Disneyland - Connor broke his brand new toy that we bought him right before we left the park (well Emily broke it for him). We went back to where we bought it with the receipt and they gave us a new one!! Woo Hoo!! I had read that Disney would do that (even with balloons if they get popped) so I guess it's true!! Way to Go Disney!
Taylor had another ear appt with the ENT so I dropped Emily off for an hour at school and took Taylor and Connor to the appt. Poor Taylor did not like getting her ears check. When she was done I asked her what she wanted. She said, "I want my Emily." Ah! Afterward, we went and picked up Emily and the four of us went home. The kids played in the pool and we just hung out at the house.
Again, I took Connor into work. =) He loved the train but didn't last as long this time and wanted to go on the train again. I did get some stuff done but wasn't as productive as the last time. LOL! Then we picked up the girls after nap time and went home and went swimming in the pool again. =)
It was all about running errands today. =)
We all went out to breakfast and then headed over to Knott's Berry Farm for the day. It was quite crowded because of all the end of year school field trips. But we got to ride on some rides and stayed from about 11 - 4. We figured we needed to go home and let the kids rest because we were going to Pirate's Dinner Adventure with the whole family (minus the Aunt's who didn't go). It was a blast! Both Connor and Mona got to go up on the pirate boat with a bunch of other kids. It was too cute! And even Uncle Harjinder and Uncle TJ got roped into carrying pirate treasure to the top of the ship. =) It was a cute show and all the kids liked it.
We took the kids to the Four Wheels Parts off road show in Ontario. It was pretty cool to see the big trucks but there really wasn't much to look at. Went home and relaxed some more.
It was Father's Day! The kids got to give their Dad their presents they made at school which he loved. And Surbjit got to relax (well as much as you can with three kids! LOL!)
So that was my two weeks in a nut shell. =D I get to look forward to another two weeks at the end of August. But this time - I have Connor one week and the girls the next. Will be FUN!
My name is Heather! I have three kids. Connor - the older brother and Taylor & Emily - the twins. They are almost exactly 2 years apart so that makes for challenging times sometimes but it's all worth it!!!