Monday, November 09, 2009
Tinkerbell and her Knight
Halloween was quite fantastic this year. We were supposed to head to Kitchener to celebrate Julia's 4th birthday, however my sister began to feel flu-like symptoms which prompted us to stay in Ottawa. How wants to play Russian roulette with the flu right? Tym was quite sad at not seeing her cousins, but I think we gave her plenty of plan B options. She was able to participate in her school's Halloween festivities (costume parade and pumpkin decorating), followed by a family swim and pizza night night. Unfortunately even with all the activities, she is still battling sleep insomnia. For the past 3 weeks she has only slept through the night 4 times. On average she is up for 2 to 4 hours at a time. She won't really tell us what is waking her or keeping her up. She's mentioned pirates and dinosaurs but the rest if a "secret". Can you say parental alarm bells ringing! We've discussed having a social worker friend of ours "play" with her and see if there is something she can dig out of Tym. But I digress, back to Halloween. On the 31st we met up with Annie at a smaller mall to partake in their family activities (IE: kill time during the day). The girls looked fantastic as Tinkerbell (Tym) and a dragon (Annie) while Lake was their Knight in shining armour. After supper we headed out to meet up with Tym's friends Zac, Sophie and Noah for some serious Trick or Treating'. It sure does get allot of fun as the kids get older! The excitement and anticipation are contagious! All in all, even though it was the weekend of Plan B, it was awesome!