Happy Monday, everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It sure was a gorgeous one in these parts.
My weekend started on Thursday:
It was my birthday! I turned the “magical” age of 29, so I suppose that’s the age I’ll be for the rest of my life now. ;) It was a fairly low-key day. I opened my present from Kyle (Apple TV!) while he was at work since I had it sitting on the counter and Isla reached up and grabbed it and started opening it for me, lol.
I went and had sushi for lunch with my dad & his girlfriend and in the afternoon my mom came and picked Isla up so Kyle and I could go out for dinner when he came home from work. I wanted to go to The Noble Pig, which is a brewhouse and a ridiculous place for a pregnant woman to want to go to, but they have deep-fried pickles that are SO amazing and what pregnant woman wouldn’t want those? I also had a virgin Caesar and a pulled-pork sandwich. SO GOOD.
We went to my mom’s for cake afterwards and that was pretty much my birthday! It was simple and perfect. I received a couple of gift certificates for pedicures (one from my mom and one from Kyle’s!) so I’m all set to have nice feet for when this baby comes.
Isla and I headed down to Langley to visit my friend Callie! She and Dave had bought a townhouse last fall and I figured I should probably visit and see their place before this baby arrives and I really had no time/energy to travel. It was my first long-distance trip with just Isla and I, but she was an excellent companion and only drove me crazy a couple times down & back ;)
We had awesome weather and an lovely visit! Callie and I watched movies and binge-ate junk food after Isla went to bed and it was great to just hang out and relax.
Isla and I got ready to head back home mid-morning after a delicious breakfast. She was a little ornery on the drive home but we survived! (Note: While she likes pointing out how big the mountains are, she does NOT like it when I sing “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain.”) We got home mid-afternoon to find that Kyle was almost finished putting her new dresser together! Isla’s “Big Girl” room is now complete and it looks awesome. Now we just need to hang the curtains in the nursery and I can start really setting up for the baby to arrive.
Kyle’s aunt & uncle stopped by for a little visit that afternoon as well; they had a birthday present for me and it was good just to see them and catch up! They got me an awesome stone cookie sheet and an ENORMOUS cookie cookbook, so guess what I’ll be making a lot of in the future … ;)
Sunday, of course, was Mother’s Day! Kyle made me breakfast and we more or less set out on our day as per usual. I did some grocery shopping and Kyle did some repairs to our fence so Campbell will stop escaping. I went down to my mom’s for the afternoon with Isla and we had a nice, relaxing afternoon in the yard. Isla ran and played and then did some “swimming” in the hot tub, lol. (My step-dad turned the temperature waaaay down so it was like a nice, warm pool!)
After our visit there we met Kyle at his mom’s for Mother’s Day dinner with her, his grandma & grandpa, and aunt & uncle.
It was a busy weekend, for sure, and I now have a busy week ahead of me! At least all this busyness is making time go by fast; before I know it I’ll be going into labour, I’m sure. (Probably even sooner if I don’t slow down, ha!)
How was your weekend???
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Happy (belated!) birthday! Sounds like a crazy busy – but fun — weekend. How long a drive was it with Isla? I’ve debated driving to Calgary to visit my sister with the kids but the thought of even 3 hours in the car with them by myself makes me want to bang my head into a wall repeatedly. Our weekend was pretty relaxed … We had pictures taken of our condo so we can list it to find a renter and other than that, we mostly just hung out close to home. The best kind of weekend, in my mind :)
It was about a 3-hour drive! I was nervous because I’ve always had someone else with me for long trips like that, but it went alarmingly well. I’m soooo knocking on wood though!
Happy belated birthday and happy belated Mother’s Day to you! I’m glad you had such a wonderful weekend. And way to go on taking a long drive with Isla. So awesome she did so well!
I’m so glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday and wonderful mother’s day!! It was a stunning weekend for a drive to Vancouver last weekend as well.