Sunday, August 30, 2009

Getting to know the area....

On Friday, the kids and I went to the Hawthorne pool (our community pool) for a swim. Brooklyn was jumping in the shallow end without a life jacket after about one hour. Erin was a bit timid but was enjoying the water. The weather was supposed to be rainy but turned out HOT!! We invited the neighbours over for a drink and the kids to watch 'Wizards' on Disney that evening. The kids played more than watched the movie.

Saturday was full of more boxes and Brad put up the new kitchen light. It looks much better.

Sunday we went to church at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (hmmm..) and Peyton feel asleep. The kids are still trying to catch up from Friday night. After Church we visited Solon, Macedonia, Bainbridge and other towns near us to get a sense of what was around. We ate Steak N Shake in the car and came home for a late dinner. We bought a vaccuum and a over the range microwave...more to do!!

We mailed 5 more letters today - keep watching the mail.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Weekend with Grandma and Grandpa

Grandma and Grandpa came from Ontario last Thursday and stayed until Monday. We unpacked a lot of boxes and had some fun too! Grandma did a lot of cooking and kept us all well fed. Grandpa was the entertainment for the kids as they love to climb all over him.

Daddy fought the wasps some more and we believe has defeated them. Without even a sting!

There was a few games of cards played and no true winner - everyone had a bad game.
Monday, Mommy applied for her social security number and registered Brooklyn for school. She will be going to Craddock Elementary in Aurora.

The house is beginning to look like someone lives here and not just a house of boxes. We have sent some more mail and will continue to send a few each week to our friends in Ontario.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kids make friends in a splash!

The girls have made some close friends with the neighbours and were invited yesterday and today to play on the slip and slide. They were so exhausted from it that they came home and feel asleep.

Janice and Alysha were here until today and they left just after lunch. A great visit!

We bought groceries today - $73 and I got a cart full - Wow - it is the smaller things for me. lol

We are off to get school supplies tonight.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Night in Aurora, Ohio

The kids and I arrived in Aurora about 6:30pm on Monday. We decided to let the kids play in the backyard to expell some energy from being stuck in the car since about 10am. (we made a few stops).

By 8:30pm, we had met all the neighbours and all the kids were playing together on our climber. We received banana bread and some pizza coupons which we used for dinner. The girls said it was the BEST night of their lives. We are blessed.

We look forward to mailing and emailing our friends and family in Canada. Watch your mail!! Our mail has been forwarded and we already got some letters! Thanks.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

House is packed and we are on our way - What a whirlwind week!

We are in a hotel this week for a couple nights. The kids think it is EXCITING!!

We are planning to attend the Queens' Park Children's entertainer on Sunday in Tavistock. Monday morning we are off to OHIO. Hope to see everyone there.