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March is always the most dreaded month for me : it's long, there aren't any breaks and the weather is finicky.  But this March has flown by. Normally I would review my month but I think this time I'm going to focus on something that I like doing in that transition season where it could easily be -30 but sometimes it's +15 type of month and you're never sure what you're going to get but spring is around the corner so that's always exciting.  An April Showers post for you...except here it's more like April Snowstorms.  However, ion Saskatchewan this year, we're currently being blessed by what seems to be an early spring (although we have had the -30 and then +15 within the month)  And I say "seems" because it will still probably snow in April or May.  Something that we can do to break up the long month is take a road trip.

In the past our family road trips were an annual thing of sorts but we kinda stopped doing them around 2013 for who knows what reason, but when Kyla and I saw the chance to get away with the kids and good weather in the forecast, we made the decision to take the little girls to Edmonton for a quick weekend.  It even rained a bit....so totally April Showers for you.  And to add to the fun, last minute mom decided to hop in with us.

My review post is a mixture of April Showers blog hop with my blog friends and a numbers review linkup.  All kinds of fun! Or crazy. We'll see.

1046 km covered in Kyla's new Honda Pilot which is approximately 5 hours each way, but we were travelling with 3 little monkeys, so we had to make 4 pee stops at random locations. I also think Mom read 8 different stories from her 80 year old book and the girls watched 2 movies, one for each way: Mary Poppins and Tangled.

2 beds and 2 bunk beds in our room at the Fantasyland- it's always a treat staying in the mall especially when you can go wander before the stores are opened and burn off some energy.



3 graphic tees packed by me for the trip- that's all I wore and felt super comfortable and cozy.  I may have bought 1 pair of shoes and pajamas.  Post to come on Wednesday for that.



6 pictures sent by my Dad who was watching Jamison for the day- cutest little boy around!  And also, how awesome is it that Grandpa and Grandson get a day of quality time together.



3 coins in the water with 3 wishes made- thankfully no wishes for unicorns this time. Also 3 very blue faces from cotton candy ice cream on the 3 beautiful little ladies.







3 big beers consumed at each restaurant meal- the kids were awesome in the restaurants which was also a bonus...and then on top of it we were able to watch the Jays play in Montreal.



3 hours spent on rides in Galaxyland.  The girls did the big swings 2 times, the 2nd scariest rollercoaster 2 times and then everything else at least once.  They did not want to leave.











2 hours spent visiting with our cousins and aunt/uncle over some yummy pizza.



Countless memories made during our April Showers trip to Edmonton.  Mostly what I found the most memorable was the quality time with each girl who always had at least one adult's complete attention.  But also it was a great chance for the three of them to form an even stronger bond, and really not much is more important than the people who stick by us in our world.

Head over to Leslie's El Paso home to see how she handles April Showers.

Link up your numbers post with me today!

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Comments

  1. I've always wanted to stay at that mall. What an awesome trip!!!

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  2. Bunk beds, blue lips and graphic tees + a little big of warmth from the sun....what could be better!

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  3. What a fun trip! Glad you and the girls got to have a little quality time together.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  4. That trip sounds like so much fun for the adults and the kiddos too. Graphic tee goals too. I have been wanting to pick up some more.

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  5. The blue ice cream made me laugh. They are so totally cute with their cones :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  6. The blue ice cream faces, I love it! What a great girls weekend, so much fun!

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  7. I love that you and your sister have babies so close in age. My kids have no cousins as both Greg's brothers and my sister remain unmarried and childless haha. I have so many cousins that I am close to and I am sad that my girls don't!

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  8. So, so fun. A weekend getaway can often be what the doctor ordered for a little uplift in mood!

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  9. You got to stay in the mall? That sounds awesome!

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  10. Your family is the most awesome :)!

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  11. Living on Cloud Nine03 April, 2017 04:54

    Happy Monday girl! Getting ready to head to the airport but checking in first with my faves. Love blue moon ice cream and blue tongues! Looks like a great trip! Have a great start to your week!! xoxo

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  12. I've seen that blue moon ice cream at one of our ice cream shops but I've never tried it! I'll have to check it out next time we go!

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  13. A hotel and a mall combo - that could do some damage! Sounds like a great start to April.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  14. All girls trip full of memories that will be treasured by all for years to come. You seem to be the coolers mom around.

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  15. Looks like you had a good trip. Won't be long until we are back there together.... Except we'll have more been and less blue ice cream. And probably spend a lot more! Ha!

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  16. Katie Mitchell03 April, 2017 11:01

    What a fun trip! Can I come hang with you and your family someday!? Also...I will never complain about my weather again! LOL

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  17. So much fun!!!! What a great girls trip - sleepover at the mall 😉

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  18. It's the best place to sleep...unless it's at Rogers Centre

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  19. Kids' poop turns green..random FYI

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  20. That will be the way it goes for sure.

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  21. I feel very fortunate...Kyla's kids are the only cousins my kids have.

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  22. Super handy when you have littles

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  23. Yup, it was a wonderful weekend

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  24. I can see you rocking them...all indy nascar stuff

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  25. Oh what a lovely trip! The ice cream photos are the best! So many happy memories! :)

    I'm starting to think about taking the boys on a big overnight trip somewhere this year, they've never been too far from home yet :)

    Hope you are having a really good start to the week.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  26. Yay for road trips- they make for such amazing memories!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  27. Sounds like you had a wonderful road trip! March and April can really be the worst when everywhere else is warming up and you still see snow in the forecast. Getting away for a little bit can make all the difference!

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  28. What a fun trip! The mall has an amusement park AND a hotel?? Wow!

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  29. Sounds like that place has something for everyone. I remember when I first saw a little play area in a mall. Genius!! My poor girls grew up before the days of even a McDonald's play area. Talk about neglected childhood. Glad you enjoyed some family time and some beer.

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  30. I bet there are tons of awesome places to go around where you are

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  31. I know, it makes me so jealous.

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  32. Sounds pretty amazing! One stop entertainment for the whole family.

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