On Friday May 8, Nanna arrived for Mothers Day weekend. Before she even had her coat off, Ed and I were halfway to Finnerty’s for our monthly “Date Night”. Sunday breakfast was a real treat as I didn’t need to cook or do the dishes as we spent it with Uncle Eric at the Five-Star Restaurant complete with carnations. On Monday, Nanna left.
Early in the morning on Tuesday, we all loaded in the van and headed into Ottawa for my (pretty near) biennial visit. On our way home, we picked up Marcella (The Kids sister) for a two day visit. We did crafts together, read books and played outside as a family. On Thursday evening, Marcella left.
On Friday May 15, Uncle Andrew and Uncle Kevin arrived for the 5th Annual May Long Weekend Work Weekend. This weekend, they managed to get more done in 24 hours than 4 days. Why? Because on Sunday at 7:30am, Ed left for a business trip to Arizona. The boys stayed on until yesterday, Monday, May 18.
In case you’re doing the math, that’s 11 straight days of visitors.
Ed gets home on Wednesday and then our calendar is booked solid until June 1. I’m looking forward to things slowing down.
On The Blog
Tonight we posted a RT Contest for a Kids Music CD from Canadian Musician, Stephanie Coldwell-Anderson. We received her CD last month and The Kids liked these songs and Max had this interesting thing to say …
This afternoon we posted a giveaway for a Scoot and Ride 2-in-1 Scooter for Kids. It’s in a class of it’s own.
On Friday we posted about Artemis’ love of makeup and posted an All-Natural, Kid Friendly giveaway for Makeup and Craft Related kits from Kiss Naturals, a Canadian company.
If you’re into the Arts like we are then you’ll be really excited about our upcoming giveaway from the National Arts Centre for a Night at the Orchestra (for Kids).
Below is a list of this weeks referral giveaways as well as ongoing ones. Remember that when you enter from the links below I will receive (at least) one additional contest entry. Good Luck!
- *NEW* Win a Samsung Galaxy S6! WW, 5/30 https://gleam.io/MC1qy-uNcHj8?l=http%3A%2F%2Fasiangeeksquad.com%2Fbuzz%2Fsamsung-galaxy-s6-international-giveaway%2F
- *NEW* WIN 1 of 41 Prizes worth over $5,000! CAN, 6/30 http://bit.ly/1F5Zl23
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- June 4 -> WIN a Glitzi Globes Disney Princess, CAN, 6/4 http://is.gd/LTSLbC
- May 25 -> Win 1 of 3 Ovia 2 Camera Video Baby Monitor, US/CAN, 5/25 http://gvwy.io/bz3tysm
- June 10 -> La Vie en Rose Prize Pack, CAN 6/10 http://www.divine.ca/en/giveaways/divine-ca-summer-swimming-with-la-vie-en-rose-contest/?lucky=46005
- May 28 -> Church and Dwight Prize Pack, CAN, 5/28 http://gvwy.io/563smnk
- June 2 -> Miniscule: Lost Valley of The Lost Ants DVD, CAN, 6/2 http://is.gd/M41oW2
- June 14 -> Win Exclusive Prizes from @KFC and @BigBrotherCanada, CAN, 6/14
- June 30 -> Win a Microsoft Surface 3 Laptop! CAN, 6/30 http://iwantthatsurface.ca/?app_data=07A4711
- May 29 -> Win a Spring Cleaning Prize Pack from Church and Dwight ($70), CAN, 5/29 http://is.gd/RnWE6R
- May 31 -> Win a Pair of 2015 PanAm Game Tickets in Toronto, ON, 5/31 http://woobox.com/uscq8v/esy19n
- May 20 ->WIN $500 CASH for your Spring Cleaning! CAN, 5/20 http://bit.ly/1E7kgU4
- Oct 31 -> WIN 1 of 2 Thermador Star Sapphire Dishwashers! CAN 10/31 https://gleam.io/mX8eN-uNcHj8?l=http%3A%2F%2Fhouseandhome.com%2Fms%2Fthermador%2Fen-ms-kitchen-contest-2015%2Fcontest.php
- Win your choice of 5 nights at one of @BookIt.com’s TOP TEN Resorts + a $500 flight rebate! http://woobox.com/bptyrx/eut1pk
- Win a $200 @SingleJoCoffee Gift Card! http://bit.ly/1mJLepl
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