Weekend Update

We had a busy one this weekend! Here’s what we got up to:

I went for a quick treadmill run in the morning and Norah slept in until just after 6am, which meant I didn’t have to tend to her mid-run, so that was a huge bonus! The icing on the cake was that she woke up with a dry Pull-Up AND took herself to the bathroom right away, so she’s getting closer to being fully potty trained. Yay!

After Isla finished school we headed down to my MIL’s for an early dinner as she was watching Norah while Isla and I went to watch a dance recital. The studio she attends showcases the “big kids” during three different evening shows, while Isla’s age group performs in the afternoon. Since she’s going to be a “big kid” next dance season, I thought I’d take her to watch them perform. It was a bit of a late night, but she absolutely loved it!


Her favourite performances that night were “Moana and allll the ballet” and her eyes really lit up when one of her teachers performed in a group ballet routine. I think watching the big kid show got her pretty excited to do her own recital on Saturday and Sunday!

Norah “slept in” until just after 6, so she watched some cartoons on the iPad for a bit while I waited for the coffee to be ready and scrolled Instagram. I saw one of Joe Rogan’s posts saying that he was going to be in Vancouver in August, and out of curiously I clicked through to the ticket information. As it turns out, he’s actually going to be in Abbotsford, and there were still tickets available, so I woke Kyle up to run the idea of going by him. The show is on his regular day off, so we bought ourselves tickets! It was a total whim but we’re pumped to go see him live!

Other than that, we had a relatively quiet morning before I got Isla’s dance things together and we headed down to my mom’s as she was watching Norah while Isla had her recital. We had a quick lunch then it was time to get ready for the show!


How can this be my baby’s fourth dance recital and she’ll soon be 6? I don’t even know …

Anyway, I got her to the theatre so she could go backstage, then I just hung around and waited for Kyle and the remainder of our family to arrive. We slowly filed into the theatre and the show got underway!

Isla’s group did awesome during their routine and they all nailed it! Isla even got to dance beside one of her best friends, so that made her super happy. It was a long exhausting day, but she made me so proud.



Norah was proud of her ice cream cone.

We had another lazy-ish morning aside from grocery shopping and the usual errands, and then it was time to get Isla ready for her 2nd recital of the weekend.

Kyle spent most of the day working on building some bases for the gazebo we bought for our deck. Technically it’s supposed to be anchored directly to the deck, but there’s no chance in hell we’re ruining the Duradek for a cheap gazebo, haha. I think the bases will work great to keep it from flying away in the wind, so we shall keep our fingers crossed!

My mom was taking Isla to the recital, so around 1pm she picked Isla up I got baking! Because Isla’s birthday falls during summer vacation time, her teacher is picked arbitrary days in June all the “off-season” kids to celebrate in their classroom. Isla’s special day is today, (Monday) so I make her ice cream cone cupcakes to share with her class. They were actually really easy to make and she loves them!


Kyle’s aunt & uncle popped over for a quick visit in the afternoon, and then Isla got home from her recital just after 4pm. Kyle came in from his “workshop” and we got to making dinner before winding down for the night.


It was a pretty exhausting weekend but it was a productive one! Now it’s Monday and I’m gearing up for another busy week/weekend; I’m dropping in on a run club Wednesday night and have ball Thursday, plus a final exam on Friday. Whew!

How was your weekend??

Weekend Update

Happy Monday, everyone! This past weekend was a productive and busy one in our household!

When Kyle came home from work Wednesday evening he surprised me by telling me he had taken the next day off! He’s been working so hard at work lately, so it was well-deserved for him and Isla and I loved having him home for an extra day!

We spent most of the day outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. (Well, Isla and Kyle did. I sat in the shade because pregnancy + heat = misery.) Kyle started demolishing our shed as we have contractors coming at the end of this week to build a new retaining wall and fence for us.

My mom came and picked Isla up for her usual Thursday visit, so Kyle and I headed out to The Keg for an early anniversary dinner! We’ll be celebrating 4 years of marriage on Thursday this week, but since he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to get that day off, we thought we’d celebrate early. Yay!

After dinner we had some time to kill before picking up Isla, so I made a stop in Carter’s/Osh-Kosh to pick up some pj’s for Isla and another outfit for Baby N – she’s gotta have a couple outfits that are new to her, right? ;)

Isla fell asleep on the way home, so Kyle and I watched a movie we had recorded on the PVR before heading to bed ourselves.

Kyle’s uncle came over first thing in the morning and he and Kyle started ripping down our old fence and the remainder of the shed! It really didn’t take them long at all and it’s going to look and be SO amazing when the work is all said and done. Kyle’s mom, step-dad and grandparents eventually arrived to help disassemble the makeshift allan block wall and took the blocks to his mom’s place.

I had a hair appointment Friday morning – my last one before I have this baby, so I had a little extra taken off! I was supposed to have a doctor’s appointment too, but his office called and said he wasn’t coming in; he had been up the past two nights in a row delivering six(!) babies, so he needed sleep! He said June was going to be busy for him, but maybe those six May deliveries freed up the month for him a little ;)

Isla had her first of two dance recitals in the afternoon, but we spent the morning out in the yard puttering.

When it was finally time to get ready for Isla’s recital, I’m fairly certain that I was more nervous that Isla was. She ended up doing SO great on stage though! The 2-year olds were so adorable and they definitely got the best response out of the audience as far as reactions go. (A lot of “Awwww”‘s could be heard!)


After coming home and getting Isla out of her dance gear, we headed down to his mom’s for barbecued hamburgers with his family.

Isla had her 2nd recital that afternoon, but the morning was relatively slow-going before we headed out to do our grocery shopping for the week. Then after lunch, it was time for the recital! My mom came with me to this show, (Kyle’s mom, aunt & uncle, and my dad & his girlfriend went to Saturday’s show), and afterwards we headed out for frozen yogurt to celebrate Isla’s performance.

She has her last “class” (which is actually photo day) on Tuesday, and that’s if for the summer! Classes don’t resume until September, so she has all summer to practice everything she’s learned, haha.

So yeah, our weekend was full of both productivity and fun! This week is already shaping up to be a busy one as well; I have something going on every day this week and the contractors are arriving Friday to start working on our wall. Basically, I have no time to think about the fact that I could give birth any day now ;)

How was your weekend???