Ava Grace's Closet: Surviving March Break + A Giveaway

Monday, March 20, 2017

Surviving March Break + A Giveaway

Ah, March Break. It already feels like just a distant memory.
I was fortunate to be home last week - and we took advantage with a staycation of sorts. 
We slept in, actually ate breakfast and planned our days as they went.
We had my cousin's son from Slovenia staying with us for the first half of the week - nights were late and full of laughter and music. Ava had an absolute blast!
So much so, she didn't want to go to bed each night for fear of missing out. #thestruggleisreal

Julian hung out with friends most of the week - they have an odd fascination with all things Tim Horton's these days.
What's most interesting is that he won't walk to the corner store but somehow, can walk 5kms in -10 degrees to get there. #thingsthatmakeyougohmm
Pizza delivery and a couple of sleepovers later - he's a happy camper.
Does anyone else have a teenage boy in the house? If so, can you tell us when he stops eating ALL THE THINGS? Thanks.

I surprised Ava with tickets to see Disney on Ice on Thursday morning - we had the best experience.
I was pretty impressed with how well organized the event venue was making it a breeze for families many of whom had crazy young kids.
The concessions are INSANELY priced but that's to be expected I guess - as was the $30 price tag for parking. Huh?
Ms. Ava Grace says she thinks we should make this an annual March Break tradition.
I'm thinking my surprise was an obvious hit.
One step closer to that coveted mother of the year award.

On Friday, all of the kiddos, including Isabella, were home and while we had every good intention to go out for breakfast as a family, sleeping in won out.
Honestly, that alone is a vacation for this girl.
Ava and I had a last-minute invite including IMAX seats to see Beauty and The Beast in the city so we took advantage.
It was truly magnificent.
A must-see whether you have kids or not.
Also, did we know that Emma Watson could sing?

Well, sadly, it's over.
As you read this, I am likely sitting at my desk contemplating a second coffee.
We survived.
Our friends at Church + Dwight put together a fun selection of post-march break survival goodies - in case you didn't do as well. 
Open to Canadian residents only.

46 comments :

  1. I worked on my March break. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. We went to Science centre, museum, art gallery, movies & ate out to name a few things.

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  3. We did a day trip to the USA to do some shopping but that was it for this March Break. (Judy Cowan)

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  4. I stayed home for the March Break.

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  5. We've celebrated a birthday, had some movie nights and played some board games. We're sticking close to home.

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  6. Our March Break isn't until next week. We plan on taking a road trip to the mountains to do some hiking.

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  7. Apparently preschoolers don't get March Breaks, but we can't wait to plan for them in the future.

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  8. We went to see Cirkopolis and then had lots of sleepovers.

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  9. We don't have March break in Newfoundland. We have Easter break and we plan on visiting the inlaws.

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  10. Just staying at home and doing some day outings.
    Florence C

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  11. We had a great time with our grandchildren. We made a pile of crafts, baked cookies and a cake and we watched some movies from years ago. Our grandchildren now love The Flintstones and Little House On the Prairie. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity!

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  12. I took at quick trip to Florida. It was nice to get away.

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  13. My kids and I hung out at home, watched movies, went for a long drive, ate out to our favourite fast food restaurant.

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  14. We did visit some family we don't see often enough which was lovely...

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  15. We went to a hot springs for March break(:

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  16. We did nothing special except stay home and relax

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  17. great contest for grandparents + grandkids.

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  18. We went sledding, shopping, had friends over, watched movies and played board games. We also cooked together

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  19. Our spring break isn't until Monday, so we will have lots of fun things planned like arts and crafts, and going outside

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  20. I watched my grand kids while their parents went to Jamaica.

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  21. we don`t have March break,we have Easter break,and I am going on a 4 day trip to St Anthony,NL for my sons hockey tournament,can`t wait!

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  23. Lots of play dates and also relaxing! We decided to have a 'staycation' ;) Krysta d

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  24. Dearest Ava,
    Would love to have a lazy week with sleeping in and doing fun things.
    Life somehow is always dictating us to accomplish so many mandatory things!
    Glad you enjoyed a stay cation with your kids and cousin.
    I've completed my 2nd crocheted curtain and it's hanging since the 16th. Good feeling!
    Now the preparations for tidying the home and cooking dinner for 14 on Monday when Pieter's Monday Night club will be at our home.
    On Tuesday I will feel happy but than we have to finish our tax preparation... Hate this time of the year!
    Looking so much forward to Pieter's (and your!) Birthday as my youngest brother will be here with his wife and daughter. They vacation in Florida from the 22nd on.
    Sending you hugs and love,
    Mariette

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  25. Playing games, and exercising.

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  26. March Break is just starting in my area. No school age children so don't have to keep anyone but myself from being bored.

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  27. Watched the grandchildren skate and snow board on March Break

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  28. We watched some movies and visited the library. On warm days we took our dog for a walk in the park.

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  29. Worked, worked, worked. I worked the whole time.

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  30. I spend March break doing the same things that I usually do. I spent a lot of it with my little grandson.

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  31. On Spring breaK I stayed at home & did Spring cleaning, no money to travel.

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  32. I don't have any kids in school, so I went to work every day during March break

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  33. I visited my mother who lives in the next province over.

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  34. stayed home for the March Break.

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  35. Spent time with my son and cleaned like a mad woman lol

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  37. I worked half of it and during the other half we played board games, had a movie night with healthy snacks, and went out catching Pokemon! :) It went by too fast!

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  38. It starts next week for us- I have no idea what we are going to do yet.

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  39. Starts tomorrow! Going to visit my daughter in Edmonton - she goes to university there.
    Marlene v

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  40. We went on a short road trip to Saskatchewan on March break :)

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