Monday, June 16, 2008

A great start to the Summer!

Finally the warm weather is here (with a bang!) and we have had a fun start to the Summer! On Saturday 7th (Happy Birthday Tiffy!), I took Sean to Kettering's annual "Touch A Truck" event. We started going last year and Sean has a great time! The kids get to climb up in trucks and cars from businesses (and city departments like police, fire etc) all over the city, they get to beep the horns, pretend to drive, sound the much fun to watch! This year it was a little rainy but it really didn't make it less fun - just less crowded! Needless to say, Sean had a wonderful time...

When we left the trucks, we went to our local bookstore for a "Corduroy" storytime and craft event. I thought Corduroy was actually going to be there so Sean was a little disappointed but we had fun anyway. He loves the Corduroy stories so enjoyed listening to them. We signed up to be in their Summer Reading Club too so he will earn a few little goodies throughout the Summer.

We had a light lunch then went across the street to Friendly's restaurant for their free ice cream afternoon! No catch, just free ice cream! Sean's was enormous and it dripped EVERYWHERE!!! We ended up swapping cones as mine was significantly smaller, but a good deal of his was thrown in the trash, even I couldn't eat it all! He is quite the ice cream fan so enjoyed his hot afternoon treat.

While we were there, another Mum told us to go back to the mall where the bookstore was as there was a health fair going on inside and they were giving away free bike helmets to kids! We went back to check it out and even though the sign said for kids 4 to 16, they gave Sean one anyway as he is already riding a bike :) He was so proud of his new helmet that he asked to wear it out of the mall!

It was a good day! All for free! Can't beat that!

Tuesday we went to Regal theatres to see the first of many free movies for the Summer! Every Tuesday and Wednesday they are showing two movies completely for free! I guess this is not the first year for it but it wasn't anything I had heard of before! We saw the movie "Doogal" which was actually cuter than I thought it would be. It was a fun little animated movie with the voices of John Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Chevy Chase, Whoopi Goldberg, and strangely, Kylie Minogue. Sean liked it and considering it was free, what's to complain about??? There are some great ones coming up, including "Night At The Museum" which is one of Sean's favourites, so we will be regulars at these free screenings! Yeah baby!! It's shaping up to be a great Summer!!

1 comment:

Mommin' It Up! said...

wow, i am jealous of all your freebies!! Joshua still isn't quite ready for Touch a Truck...maybe next year...