Monday, August 02, 2010

A Weekend to Remember ....

I had a long to-do list for this long weekend.
There was laundry to be done. Bathrooms to be cleaned. A house to be tidied.
I did none of it.

Instead I started the weekend off with friends ...

Where we spent an evening laughing, chatting and having a couple drinks. (and cooking up a great plan) And of course watching Pretty Woman which really is one of the best movies. With funny lines. "Be still like vegetables. Lay like broccoli." Or "Big Mistake. BIG.HUGE"

Love it.

I also spent an amazing afternoon with one incredible niece. We got our nails done. We laughed. We chatted. We discussed our favourite episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place.
We spent Saturday evening at my parents' place. We were celebrating my sister's birthday. Matt decided to show us his amazing gymnastics skills on the trees. 
Chloe and Paige also enjoyed some cousin bonding time on the couch. Each with their own baby doll. Don't think for a second this was bedtime. No no. This was just a little break to give them enough energy to zip way past bedtime.

The other highlight of the weekend was taking the kids geocaching. I'll admit. I wasn't the biggest fan of it. Until I started watching everyone hunt around for the prize. And I couldn't resist climbing around a park downtown Oakville on my hands and knees, looking for treasure. That's my niece holding the treasure.

And then the was today. The bonus weekend day (ha ha. not to be confused with the Bonus Jonas).
We decided to go to the beach.
I'm not a big fan of going into Lake Ontario. But, even I got into the action.
No really. That's me waving. I KNOW! 
It was kind of a perfect lake day. I say that despite myself. 

Even Miss Chloe got into the action. In fact, I'd have to say that she may possibly have had the best time of all the kids. She loved hugging Kyla in the water and jumping into the waves. It was adorable to see. (and of course she was in a life jacket with adults hovering).

Life has been a little overwhelming lately. I'm tired. And I needed a break. Add in watching Julie and Julie, an amazing run, a 12 hour sleep on Friday night and a nap this afternoon ... and I'm feeling human again.

Life isn't perfect. But sometimes it's nice to take a break from it all and just watch your kids enjoy life.


SciFi Dad said...

I've read about geocaching, but have never gotten the gumption to actually try it out.

KleinsteMotte said...

So glad you took time away from the to do list and just let life flow. Seems that's what we all need and that's what summer is for. Water, sunshine ,beach, movie,friends, food, drink and freedom from worries.

kate said...

On Monday Life truly was a BEACH! Nothing like a day of family bonding with nothing to do but catch the sun rays! We had a great time too!