On The Point

Words and images to capture the joy of vacation, the value of family, the chaos of kids, and the beauty of The Rock.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thursday, Sept. 21st - I smell poop!

A full day today - Mom, Grandma, and the kids went to town. Our first stop was Presentation Convent to see Sr. Patrice and the nuns. The kids were very happy, and I was so impressed. Sr. Patrice, on the other hand, was a little less so! The boys, even (or especially!) when they are happy are so LOUD and rowdy. And the long hallways and huge expansive rooms are the perfect place to bring out their extreme delight. They ran and yelled and laughed hysterically for the whole hour we were there. Mom and I were kept on our toes, and I dare say there were pacemakers doing double duty at the convent today.

Then we headed off for the Aquarena for our traditional swimming outing. The big story there was how brave Maggie has gotten in the water. She always says she loves to go swimming, but usually spends her time on the side of the pool. Today she walked and bounced in the water on her own, swam with Grandma...I thought she would go down the waterslide, but I think I was dreaming a little too big with that one.

While the boys napped at Waterford Bridge, Maggie and I went to get a bite to eat. "What do you want, Maggie? MacDonald's? Chicken? Burger?" "I think I would like fruit," she relied. Hmmm, so off we went to the grocery store where she picked out four big plums and ate them all. For dessert? A box of Rice Krispie Squares with multicoloured chocolate chips. Yummy. Then we stopped to buy local vegetables at Lesters and discovered that they have a petting farm. Maggie knew there were animals somewhere - she could tell by the smell! We saw a donkey, pigs, rabbits, turkeys, hens, roosters, sheep, and an emu, but the biggest thrill was the goats. They were in a pen with a very tall tower that they could climb. You could put food in a bucket, and send it via pulleys up to the top of the tower and the goats would climb to get it. Maggie generously shared her plum with the goats.

We rounded out the day with Chinese from the Magic Wok with Adam and Kristine, and a visit from cousin John. What a day!


  • At 11:19 PM, Blogger kathy -taiya's sister-in-law said…

    Hi Jenn,
    Kathy here...(Tom Sawyer's sister) from Massachusetts!
    Taiya sent me your blog address, enjoyed reading it, and wanted to say HI! Sounds like you're having a lovely time on vacation in Newfoundland! Have a safe trip back.

    See ya!
    Kathy Murphy
    Rutland, MA


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