March Break

It is March Break right now in our town, and since my hubby is a teacher, we have been able to spend a lot of time together – which has been fabulous.  Sunday to Wednesday we went away with Matt’s parents to their family cottage – about 4.5 hours north of Stratford.  Alex was amazing in the car – he just played, ate, and napped.  And he teethed – oh yeah – 4 new teeth since Friday!!  And we all survived! Yeah!!

There was still enough snow at the cottage that we were able to snowmobile our supplies in – we couldn’t drive in – the road isn’t maintained in the winter.  There was no running water – Matt and his dad trudged water up from the lake for cleaning and ‘flushing’.  We ate great meals, and Alex, considering he was pretty much in a one room area, was great.  He didn’t go after the fireplace (thank goodness!) or the baseboard heaters.  He got his first sled ride and real play in the snow – we have video – but I’m such a bad blogger – I haven’t attempted to upload it yet. 

My Boys Checking Things Out

It was interesting sleeping in the same room as our little man .  He was in his pack n’ play, Matt and I were on the bottom bunk – with Mason.  It was very dark in the room and Matt and I each had cases of being too hot, too cold, too confined… argh.  We have to get used to it!   We will be going up for a week straight in the summer.  It is amazing how a baby creates a whole new dynamic up there!  We are just truly grateful for having access to such a wonderful getaway.

And… Alex said Momma!! Atleast 2-3 times.  He said it at the beginning of the trip – but hasn’t since.  He says dada all the time…


The rest of March Break we are hoping to rest.  A friend is also having a birthday bowling party Saturday night so we will be going out for that. I think my mom will be watching Alex – it will be the first time Matt or I are not putting Alex to bed!!  We are also going to take Alex to church.  We have not attempted it yet – it falls at the same time as he is waking from a nap – but we want him to be baptised – so he needs to meet our minister.  Wish us luck!

6 responses

  1. both of my boys said “papa” before they said mama. it bothered me for a while, and my sister told me, “they don’t have to say your name, because you are always right there! they never have to ask for you!” (that made me feel a little bit better, but not as great as i felt when they actually said it!!!) i’m glad he’s talking to you, mama!!

  2. Yahoo for “mama!” Very exciting. 🙂
    I love the pic of Alex and Mason. Too cute. It’s so weird to see such a *small* baby standing! We’re used to our amazon-baby. Good luck with the night out! We still haven’t braved that…

  3. Three cheers for surviving this round of teething!!!! Congrats on Alex saying momma too! That must have felt just wonderful!

  4. You are very brave taking him there! What a great adventure. You can tell by his poor little cheeks that he is teething! And just you wait, eventually he will alway be calling Mommy and you will wish for a break! Just is a great feeling when they say it the first, second, fifth, and hundredith time!

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