This may long weekend marked my 1 year blogging anniversary! When I started my blog I was so nervous and if I am being honest self-conscious and intimidated. Another new blogger amongst the million others out there. What makes me different? The real difference is that there is no one else out there who is me! So that’s a start. But my main reason to start my blog was to keep my family and friends who spread far and wide up to date. And to have a space where I talk about pretty much everything and anything that I love or want to vent about or get emotional on and maybe along the way others can relate or join in on life’s highs and lo’s and the every day’s of motherhood!
You can read my very first post here if you like! At least the weather has been amazing this year! But Joe was away, all long weekend at a bucks. I am ashamed to admit that I was dreading it. The kids and I are always together monday to friday. To say we are all equally excited to have daddy home with us on weekends is probably an understatement. We usually go out and do more and it’s just refreshing for us all to have him home.
Things can get pretty stale after a week of hanging out together. Another picnic outside, another park date. But honestly, this has been one of the greatest long weekends/time without daddy we have had in a while. Saturday admittedly was a grumpy, very early start but the moods lifted. We had a play date with our favourite friends. The kids all played at the park, blew bubbles, watered the flowers and I got to have time with my mummy friends. One of my dear friends insisted I leave Noah with her while I take Siena home to nap. He had the time of his life playing with his little best friend and making pasta, and by the end of the day both of the kids were asleep at 630. It was a dream.
Sunday we had another early morning – Joe you own me a mother of a sleep-in next weekend!- then we went to the nursery to pick some herbs and veggies to plant at home and after we went for a donut date. Like ate them inside the actual Tim Hortons restaurant. I have mentioned a few times around here that Noah can be a handful and not the greatest at staying by my side when it comes to just me taking the two kids out but this was one of the first trips out that I didn’t leave with two crying kids. It must be this glorious weather! We spent most of the long weekend outside. That Vitamin D is a miracle worker, I’ll tell ya! Monday was another day spent outside in the sun and running away from Noah with the hose. But the best part, daddy came home! hallelujah!
In the end, the weekend that I was sort of dreading was one of the best ones I have had in a long time, doing nothing yet being busy. Of course we missed the man of the house but my little people really are just amazing fun little characters, it was so nice to put the routine, schedules and plans aside and go with the flow!