Saturday, November 24, 2007

Look Who Is Forty?

Yes, I turned 40 today. I can't even believe that I'm 40. When did this happen? I didn't get a memo - oh wait, I did when I turned 39.

The day began with me dancing to the Captain Zoom birthday song followed by a stack of pancakes topped by a candle. You can't go wrong with Tina's pancakes and bacon.

The rest of the day was spent relaxing. I eventually got my present - a Nintendo DS - from the family. Corbin naturally wanted me to charge it right away.

Next, was my birthday cake. Is was delicious.

For supper, I decided on a home made veal parm sandwich with egg noodles and bread crumbs. Tina made one heck of a meal - virgin olive oil on a bread topped with veal, tomato sauce and veal. Tasty.

Thank you to my family for a wonderful birthday.

Posted by Adam

Monday, November 12, 2007

Weekend Success

The weekend away in Ann Arbor went by quickly. Tina and I did lots of shopping and lots of hanging out in our hotel room. Most of Christmas/Birthday shopping is done - just a few things for Jeremy.

Corbin had a rough morning with our worker, but he did manage to make it to school. Thanks Becky.

The drive back to Canada was uneventful (unlike the time we drove in a snow storm and it took us two hours to get to the border). About a half hour to the border, gas up and another 10 minutes at Customs. No problems at Customs.

We had time to spare so we headed up to Toys R Us but found nothing. We headed over to Costco and picked up a few more presents and supper before heading home via Tim Hortons.

A very relaxing weekend. We need to do this more often.

Posted by Adam

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ann Arbor Here We Come

Jeremy at Lorelei's. Check.

Corbin at Jen's. Check.

Tina & Adam packed up and ready to go. Check.

We headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan today for a weekend of relaxation, shopping and fun. We arrived to a very backed up Ambassador Bridge at 10:00 am. We cleared US Customs at 11:15 am. In between that time, we were met by a very rude Bridge employee who thought we were trying to sneak up the truck line. Idiot.

With our stomachs empty, we stopped at Denny's in Ypsilanti for a late breakfast. Hot, tasty and filling. Love the hash browns and sausages. The weather was nice so we headed straight to downtown Ann Arbor and parked in our 'usual' parking garage.

First stop, Dawn Treader Book Shop. Second stop, Borders. Tina bought a bunch of books at Borders. We headed out strolling and browsing the downtown area. We had a good time walking around soaking in the sun and getting some fresh air.

Just after 3:30pm we checked in to the Holiday Inn Express and chilled out. After regaining some energy we headed over to Target, but were not too impressed with their selection - we bought a few things. Drove across the road to Meijers to buy some munchies and pop (aka dinner) and headed back to the hotel.

Posted by Adam

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Back To Standard Time

Standard Time was a week later this year, thanks to US Congress. The nice thing about time changing in the fall is the extra hour of time we are supposed to get. Most translate this extra hour into an extra hour of sleep. If that were only true.

Seems that kids, especially young children, say almost 4 years old, don't see it as an extra hour of sleep. They see it as an extra hour of playtime. Jeremy decided that 6:30 am was a good time to wake up and remind Tina that he was hungry. GO BACK TO BED.

He did, but not for long. In a few minutes the house was abuzz with activity.

Posted by Adam