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September 22, 2017

Xander is six so we went to the fair again to celebrate.


Conveniently, the kids had a PD day so we didn't even need to pull them out of school but just headed to the fair as soon as we got our chores done. It was pretty hot but we fit in many rides. By "we" I mean that the kids did as many as possible while the adults avoided as many of the spinning round and round in the hot sun activities as possible. Mostly Amelia could go with Elizabeth or even by herself but I did the Merry Go Round and a spinning elephant ride a couple of times and Janice did a couple of rides too. Grandma J took the older four on the ferris wheel, and Daddy went down the giant slide with Matthew.


The most popular ride was probably the train, although Elizabeth and Matthew quite enjoyed the dragon roller coaster. Amelia insisted that I hold her "tight" for the Merry go round and held on for dear life but by the fourth time she went around (with Janice) she was comfortable enough to have her helper let go AND she was even brave enough to wave!


After the fair we had cupcakes and presents in the parking lot.


September 21, 2017

Auntie Janice has been extremely involved with a brownie troop near here for many years. Elizabeth has asked to go to brownies with Auntie Janice since she was about Amelia's age.


It's the last year she can join Auntie Janice's troop, so we decided that we'd make it happen.


Today was Elizabeth's first meeting.


September 16, 2017

My second cousin Emma came to Ottawa for a provincial power lifting championship.


The kids reckoned they ought to have gotten out of school to go and watch the competition but I told them they had to make do with the video Arno took :)


September 15, 2017

I had a minor tickle in my throat last night, but by the time I woke up I was feeling definitely ill.  The kids of course all decided they had to get up super early for school. I told them they could but I was going to nap for a few minutes until breakfast.


I promptly passed out cold. Amelia came and snuggled up to me. Matthew apparently amused himself with the camera. I slept until Amelia abruptly threw up.


She spent the morning throwing up, I lost my voice and by day's end my cold was deep in the lungs.


It should have been predictable. It's the nicest stretch of weather we've had since LAST September, prompting everyone to declare "summer is finally here!!". And we also have house guests. So of course it's time for the back to school plague.


September 13, 2017

The kids have been sharing a room for about a month now and it's actually going pretty well.


There have been the usual and predictable complaints about siblings getting into each other's things, but Amelia seems to revel in her new status as being "big" enough to "have my OWN bed".


She goes to bed pretty peacefully and usually sleeps in it all night. I don't even nurse her to sleep anymore (she is still nursing, but we're down to before naptime, and maybe a couple of minutes before bed but not every night. Progress!!!)


Waking up is going well. The kids help each other get dressed (sometimes) and Matthew is generally sweet with Amelia in the morning.


Bedtime is rougher - mostly because it takes longer than I'd like. But to be fair this is not substantially different from the way it was before everyone was in one room. Matthew takes a long time to wind down and unfortunately likes to wind up his sisters by looming over Amelia's bed or kicking Elizabeth mattress from underneath. This is exactly the sort of prank my brother always played on me. I told Elizabeth to be thankful that he can't move the slats and make the mattress fall right down. She was horrified that Uncle Dave would get up to such shenanigans. Matthew couldn't stop giggling about it for a good five minutes.


Overall I'd say that the roommates experiment is going about as well as can be expected.


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