Weekend Update

My goodness. I hope that wherever you are, you have less snow than we do! (And I’m jealous!) Here’s what we got up to on this wintery weekend:

The snow had started falling on Thursday, but on Friday it was still blowing around because of the wind and causing a mess. After I took Isla to school Norah and I pretty much just hung out at home and stayed warm. When she went down for her nap I did my best to clear the sidewalk of snow, and it was exhausting! The sun came out for a little bit but really, it didn’t make things any better. Oh, and I caught whatever cold Isla had brought home from school. Yay!


Taken around 5pm Thursday. By Friday you couldn’t see the chairs at all.

Kyle, his uncle, and stepdad went out for breakfast and then to a rye tasting, and I headed downtown to attend a barre class! I’ve been to one before, but it was way before Norah was even born, so when the opportunity attend came up I jumped on it! The great thing was that the place has childminding, so I was able to bring the girls with me and they just played during the hour I was working my butt off! The class was AWESOME, even though my legs and arms are now screaming at me.

After Norah’s nap we trekked outside so I could snap a few quick photographs for our Christmas cards! I have to admit, I almost opted not to take photos and to just throw school pics of the girls inside generic cards, but I’ll keep doing things this way until the girls get older and complain about it, heh heh.

We ordered pizza for dinner and the girls got ready for bed early and ended up watching a bit of Despicable Me 2 on tv before I kicked them to bed. Kyle and I switched the channel to Jack Reacher, but we were both so knackered from physical activity (barre class, shovelling snow) that we headed to bed by 10:30. Parrrrrty animals!

Time change is the biggest load of BS to ever exist. Norah, who’s almost always up before the sun, stayed true to her routine and woke up at what to her was 5:30am, but in reality it was 4:30. Oh, and she was crying that she was hungry. Joy to me! I grabbed her an apple and we hung out in her room watching Paw Patrol on the iPad until about 7am. Then it was time for breakfast. And coffee. So. Much. Coffee. 

I eventually headed out with the girls to pick up some groceries and then we went down to my mom’s to visit for a bit. The roads are SO bad, it’s scary. I don’t think I’ve ever seen our hill in such bad shape, I pretty much don’t want to leave it unless I absolutely have to. 

We came home and just hung out until it was time for the usual dinner/bath/bed routine! 

 That’s about it for our weekend, what did you get up to? 



(Long) Weekend Update

Happy Back-to-School day! Isla doesn’t actually start school until Thursday, so we’re continuing life as normal for the next couple of days until that happens. (Read: SAVOURING EVERY MOMENT OF MY BABY STILL BEING AT HOME.)

Anyway, I hope you all had a great Labour Day long weekend! While it was a little smoky here, we still managed to make the most of our time.

Kyle had some errands to run first thing in the morning, so Isla tagged along with him and I hung out with Norah at home. We didn’t get up to too much for the rest of the day! My mom came and picked up Isla when she was done work and had her over for supper, so Norah got a little spoiled while her sister was gone:


After dinner a carpenter friend came up to have a peek at our deck; he’s helping us rebuild it and we can’t wait to have it done! Sure, it will be chillly and we won’t be able to fully enjoy it until next summer, but still – it’s a project that’s been on the back burner for quite some time. It’s exciting to finally have it underway!

It was Kyle’s grandma’s birthday the day before, so we stopped by in the morning to say hello and wish her a happy birthday!

I suggested to Kyle the night before that we should go out to Horsting’s Farm for lunch. (Fun fact: Kyle and I both worked there eons ago!) I’ve been craving a big sandwich and a bowl of soup all summer, but with the forest fires it’s been nearly impossible to accomplish. Saturday was gorgeous, so we called up Kyle’s dad to see if he wanted to meet us there and drove out just before noon. My soup and sandwich hankering was satisfied, and we headed to his dad’s place for a visit. We headed home just before supper and the girls were both exhausted by the time bedtime rolled around.

Kyle organized a pool day/barbecue at his mom’s place and once again proved that’s he’s pretty dang awesome ;) He planned the menu, did the prep and all the cooking … basically I’m a lucky woman! Everything went off without a hitch and turned out great. The girls had fun swimming (Isla especially) and Norah was well, Norah:


I woke up feeling horrible; I’m pretty certain I had a migraine because everything I did sucked and no amount of pain killers was helping. I managed to get the grocery shopping done but as Kyle and the girls with attest, I was a miserable bear for most of the day. The pain finally subsided after lunchtime, so I was at least able to enjoy the rest of the day. Isla went back down to Kyle’s mom’s for a swim and dinner, so Kyle, Norah and I hung out in the yard for a bit before making dinner and winding down for the night.


Overall, we had a pretty awesome weekend and it was a great way to wrap-up the summer. Like I said, Isla doesn’t start school until Thursday, but it’s pretty chilly today making everything seem that much more bittersweet. <3

How was your long weekend?

Weekend Update

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope it’s not too smoky where you are; it cleared up just enough over the weekend to enjoy the outdoors, although now it seems to have blown back in. (Probably due to the rain – hurray!)

Kyle’s was away so I was in “Keep the kids busy so I can keep my sanity” mode for most of the weekend. Here’s what we got up to:

Kyle headed out shortly after Norah woke up from her nap, and I had already made the decision to let Isla choose what we’d have for dinner. She told me she wanted sushi for dinner, so I thought it would be TOTALLY manageable to take both girls out to a sushi restaurant and sit down instead of ordering takeout. While there were a few hundred moments where I thought about leaving, we had a good time and enjoyed our meal!


After they ran their sillies out in the backyard for a bit it was time for baths and bed. After tucking Norah in I figured I’d let Isla stay up past her bedtime to watch the new Beauty and the Beast and have a “slumber party” with me. She had wanted to watch it in the theatre but I’d heard mixed reviews on how scary it was for younger audiences, so I thought I’d “screen” it myself in theatre and just let her watch it at home. That way, at least if she thought it was too scary I could just send her to bed and keep watching it myself.

As it turns out, she didn’t find it scary at all! She really liked it and kept comparing it to the animated original, noting how the songs sounded different. She was pretty tired by the end (it was 2 hours past her bedtime), so she crawled into my bed and crashed hard!

There’s an annual classic car show that takes over downtown every year, so I thought it would be a nice change of scenery to take the girls to check things out. I don’t think Isla enjoyed it as much as she thought she would, but she did get a bunch on helium balloons to make up for everything!

There’s an little cafe/donut shop that I’ve been dying to try out, so I finally decided to pop in while we were downtown. I let Isla pick out a donut and it was SO good! If you’re ever in town definitely check out PDK Cafe on Victoria Street!


We came home for lunch and Norah’s nap and then just relaxed until dinner arrived. Hurray for pizza delivery! After dinner we decided to go for a walk to the playground to burn off some energy. Both girls had fun ripping down the slide but we had to unfortunately head home early as it was starting to get stormy.


We didn’t get up to much on Sunday. The girls watched a movie in the morning and played inside for most of the day. The sun tried to come out but it didn’t stick around long enough to dry out the lawn from the rain that fell overnight. While Norah was napping I tended to the flowers and tomato plants and found this nasty little bugger eating Kyle’s tomatoes:


Tomato worms, or hornworms, are ENORMOUS and are disgusting! I managed to get it off of the plant and after I took the above photo I promptly slaughtered it. *barf*

The girls went to Kyle’s mom’s for dinner and I headed out to play slo-pitch. It was SO COLD for August and I’m glad I didn’t wear shorts like I had originally planned. Even in capris and my jersey I was still freezing. The heated seats and heat definitely came on in the car when I left the field.

The girls went right to bed after we got home and I watched a horrible movie on Netflix before turning in myself.

That pretty much sums up our weekend! Kyle’s concert is this evening and then he’ll be home on Tuesday! Hurray!

How was your weekend? And how’s the smoke where you are?