Our adventure to Winnipeg!

We made it! I managed to make it all the way to Winnipeg without pulling all my hair out, or losing anything! (except maybe a bit more of my mind lol!) We’ve been here for 2 weeks now. I have been a little slow on getting a post out there about our trip. But it was a memorable one for sure!!

As I think I mentioned, we were supposed to fly out bright and early on the 9th of February, but due to the weather we were delayed until the 11th. Sadly that meant we were going to be travelling at night instead of in the morning. I’m not sure if this was better or worse, I just know it’s not what I wanted to do!!

When we got to the Fredericton airport, the kids and I (sadly) said goodbye to Hubs and started our journey beginning with security. Alex was fabulous! He went through the metal detector all by himself and the whole process took us maybe 5 minutes! Thanks to some wonderful airport staff it was a quick and painless process! Once we made it through security, the kids and I walked around a little bit while we waited to board (Alex was suuuper excited and couldn’t wait!)

Before boarding was called, the kids and I were called up so we could board first and have the extra help and time to get settled (again Fredericton airport has some wonderful staff!) Unfortunately I didn’t get the help I was supposed to thanks to a wonderful lady who decided to push in front of me because she had a plane to catch in Montreal (I guess she felt that if she boarded first, she would get there faster?) Once the kids and I made it onto the plane (which was fun in the blowing snow, with 2 toddlers, 3 bags and a stroller!) everyone else boarded and we waited for the deicing and to take off! Alex was really excited to be on the plane and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen. Sadly, not much happened. We started to go towards the runway, but had to turn back as there was too much snow on the runway. So we got to get to off the plane (again with 2 toddlers, 3 bags and a stroller!) I am forever thankful to the wonderful couple sitting across from the kids and I who helped me with my bags and unfolding the stroller! Once we were back in the airport, I had a very very sad 2 year old who thought he was going to miss out on his plane ride. Finally after over an hour we were back on the plane and in the air.

After a flight full of turbulence (a blessing in disguise for me, as the turbulence helped the boys sleep the whole flight!) we finally arrived in Montreal with 20 minutes before our next flight was to take off (so much for the 2 hour layover I was expecting!) After a quick diaper change and run, it was time to get the boys back on the plane for our longer flight to Winnipeg. I am so so so thankful that the boys were so well behaved and the flight was pretty much uneventful and after a long night we arrived in Winnipeg to find my mom and brother waiting for us!

I am definitely not in any rush to make a trip like that alone, I was stressed and exhausted by the time I made it to Winnipeg! But I will be forever thankful for some of the wonderful people that helped the boys and I along our way!

Love, hugs and more to come later!

Lynn

Advertisements

I found the sock monster!!

Well today should have been our travelling day, but sadly thanks to a couple wonderful winter storms hitting us on the same day the airport cancelled our flights and re booked us for Monday night. Air Canada was nice enough to give me a choice of two flights when I called to re book. One was at 6 AM and had a 8 hour layover in Montreal. The other arrives in Winnipeg at 1130 PM (130 AM for what the kids and I are used to!) but only had a 2.5 hour layover in Montreal. I think I can survive a late flight with more sanity then I can 8 hours in an airport with the boys.

There is a bright side to this delay though.

Yesterday I was doing my last load of laundry that we needed for our flight when my washing machine decided to stop working. It would fill up with water. Spin around a little bit. And then stop, so we were left with a load of laundry sitting in water. Yummy stuff. And of course this is a couple months after our 1 yr warranty was up on the stupid thing. I was very very concerned about how much it could potentially cost us to have it repaired. But after a couple hours of taking things apart and lots and lots swearing my wonderful husband was able to get the pump unclogged. Turns out it’s not the dryer that eats socks. It’s the washing machine. Once we got the sock out of the pump and Hubs got the washing machine back together, I did manage to get my laundry done and I am done packing now. 

So we are going to spend the rest of the weekend waiting out Mother Nature, keeping our fingers crossed that our power doesn’t go out (so far so good, and I think the worst is behind us!) And then Monday evening the kids and I are going to head out to Winnipeg! 

 

Love, hugs and more to come later!

Lynn

Hectic weeks…

I realized last night it had been awhile since I had posted anything. Which is bad on my part, I promised myself that I wouldn’t get too busy to post at least a couple times a week!! The last week has been pretty hectic though, and the next week is promising to be just as, if not more, hectic! 

On Saturday the kids and I are going to be embarking on a 6 hour journey to go visit my parents in Winnipeg. It comes with a lot of prep work. Mostly because we are planning on being out there for a few months. And you know, the whole one of me and two of them flying halfway across the country with a connection in Toronto. If you are prepped for that, you are asking for trouble!

So I have invested in a double umbrella stroller (I was going to use a carrier for Nick, but since I am going to be 25 weeks pregnant the day we fly, I don’t see that working well in my favor!) I bought Alex a color wonder (I remember giving him a normal marker in the car once… hubs wasn’t impressed with the purple door.. so I figured a marker that can only color on special paper is safer) I bought him a super cool wallet that holds crayons and a notebook. Some cars. Some little toys. And of course child sized headphones so he can watch Blue’s Clues to his hearts content, as long as he is content. 

I’m I am making this trip out to be a lot harder in my head then it will be in real life. The hard part I am sure is going to come in July when Hubs and I drive back out to NB with a 2 yr old, 1 yr old, and a newborn in our Toyota Matrix. That part of our trip is going to be when the real fun happens. But we’ll worry about that in June or so when it is a little more impending. 

For now, I need to maintain enough sanity this week to last the 6 hour trip on Saturday. The light at the end of the tunnel? My mom and dad are going to be waiting when we get off the plane in Winnipeg and I can pass the monsters off to them and sleep until I can’t sleep anymore!! 

Love, hugs and more to come later!

Lynn