Days like today don’t happen often enough. Right from planning today everything worked out very well. Jen had the day off work, I have had the whole week off school, and Alex only had a half day of school, so we planned a day in the city.
We have never been to the Discovery Centre before and being winter (to cold to be outside) thought it would be a good opportunity to visit. We all had a great time. There were many fun displays setup, but our favorites were definitely the different mirror displays and the bubble room.
For sometime I’ve been meaning to pick up a pair of skates. So yesterday I found a great used pair and picked them up. I think they have only been used once and had never been sharpened. Now I have not been on a pair of skates for over 10 years and never was a very good skater. But today Alex and I went skating at the Acadia arena. Alex kept telling me that she was going to teach me to skate and she was worried other people were going to laugh at me hahaha.
Well it went better than I thought. I didn’t fall once, came close a couple of times though. Even though I didn’t fall I was still pretty shaky. Alex can certainly skate circles around me. She is a great skater and she loves to do it. It was great getting out and doing something just me and her. We go places a lot but usually it is just driving in the car not actually doing something. Hopefully we will be able to get out a bunch more while there is still ice.
After a friendly reminder I finally got to the long over due task of updating Alexandria’s portion of the website.
It was severely outdated, with a picture from when she was five, and her age and grade a year outdated.
We also go her to update the things she likes and her best friends.
Since Alex got her own digital camera for Christmas she has been taking lots of pictures. So sometime in the near future I will be adding her own photo gallery to her page, along with a few other updates.
You can view her page as it is now at alex.themcfaddens.ca
Lately it seems that no matter how organized, or how well we plan out our days, there just is not enough time to complete everything I’d like to in the run of a day. I guess this is to be expected when trying to juggle the schedules we do. With me in school during the day and Jen working at night it allow us to meet all our top priority obligations, and always have one of us home with the kids. But it doesn’t leave a lot time for school assignments and studying, let alone leisure or entertainment for Jen and I.
The lack of time has become all the more evident now that school work has started picking up again. There is also a new project that I am trying to work on, but at this point in time it falls low on the priority list so I won’t elaborate on exactly what it is right now. It is something I really enjoy working on so it could be dangerous because I have a tendency to put off things like school work. This is especially true right now as the majority of the classes I’m taking this semester are either not interesting to me, or I’m having trouble grasping them, which is very frustrating. So needless to say it would be very easy for me to procrastinate the school work and do the more enjoyable tasks.
Well it was about time that our old design was replaced. It was old, outdated and didn’t allow for much in the way of content on the site. Hopefully this design will help will all those issues.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then with all our pictures we have said a huge mouthful. Our pictures are a great way to record memories and watch our family grow, but the addition of this blog should help keep the memories all the more vivid.
That said, we won’t be updating the blog daily, but the plan is when we have something happen that we want to remember and share it will be posted here. When we post a round of pictures that we think needs a bit more information about the context, this will make a great way to provide that.
If you have any comments about the site or any suggestions to help make it better, feel free to fire off an email.