It started out with a bang as we headed down to Toronto on Saturday to see Chris Tomlin in concert. We stopped at IKEA first to grab some baskets for our new shelving unit in the front hall. We had enough time to wander (quickly) through the showroom. The kids got sidetracked in the bed section and the upcoming room switch came up. We had a surprising negative reaction form Matt this time stating that he now no longer wants to share with Mitchell. Uh oh. It is still coming budd - and soon! Marlee saw a cool oft bed she would like however I think we will probably go with the traditional bunk bed style. We will have to see. As for me, I am just excited to have at least a few months of more full sleep. Yey!
We met friends for dinner and then headed on to the concert where we met up with most of our small group from church. The concert was such a blast and I am so glad we took the kids. We knew they would be familiar with most of the songs as we sing many at home and at church. This was such a pleasant surprise though! Chris Tomlin's albums tend to be more tame but in live concert he really rocks the place - worshipfully! Marlee loved the slide show (mainly just the words showing up in random, fun ways) and using my camera to snap some photos. Our favourite song was No Chains on Me (see alive version on You Tube here). We all had to grab hands, jump up and down and sing. It was so fun!
The beginning of the week brought sleepovers in the basement - although there were several good intentions and very few follow throughs. It appears that as much as they like the idea, unless there are additional kids, they much prefer OUR bed in the end.
Sunday brought amazing weather and the ice that had collected was in full melt mode. It also meant that the backyard was full of muck and water. Mitchell was able to be contained on the deck which was great, although he is loving the trampoline as much as his older siblings.
I think the favourite area was the tunnels to the stables. All of the kids wanted to run of course and Mitchell was in awe at the echoing!
We had a contest for who could wear the most green and Marlee won!
I have to say that this has been one of the best March breaks in a long time. We had limited daycare, lots of free time, perhaps a little too much tech, amazing weather, lots of outdoor play and just good quality family time.