I say real weekend because the last year was basically like one big weekend for me.
After Liam went to bed, it was a pretty tame night for me. I crawled into bed before 9pm and watched a movie from Netflix. I remembered my friend Alix recommending a movie I’d never heard of, Celeste and Jesse Forever so that’s what I decided on. It was REALLY good. I highly recommend watching it for any Netflix viewers.
Saturday was a rough day. Liam’s dad picked him up for the day around 8:30 and I’m not going to lie, I spent most of the morning crying. I was ok being away from him at work, but realizing that I have to share my weekend and really only get one full day to hang out with him was hard to swallow. I’m trying not to think about Tuesday when Liam spends the night at his dads for the first time. I’ve never been apart from Liam over night.
I pulled myself together enough to hit the farmers market. I didn’t buy anything, just indulged in my usual sausage and perogies. The regular guy was away so for the first time I actually had to tell them my order instead of the guy just knowing. Weird. After the market Cassandra and Oliver stopped by for a bit and I stole as many cuddles with Oliver as I could before they left.
To keep myself distracted I met up with a friend for Pho lunch. I hadn’t been there forever and it was delicious as always. He told me all about his trip to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro. I’m so jealous. I would love the opportunity to do more travelling but unfortunately I don’t think I will be able to for a few years. After lunch I was still looking for a distraction from being away from Liam. I really could have been doing housework and errands, but really that probably would have resulted in my crawling back into bed to pout.
I texted my friend an address, told him to meet me in half an hour and don’t ask questions. He was really creeped out and I wasn’t sure he would actually come. The address I texted him was for laser tag! It’s right by the Pho restaurant so when I went for lunch I thought it would be a fun way to spend the afternoon. We had a bit of a wait before we could play so we checked out the Halloween store that popped up next door. I love Halloween and looking at all the little kid costumes. I already ordered Liam’s for this year but saw a lot of other really cute ones.
Laser tag was a blast and I totally whipped my buddy’s butt! It was a good workout too, I was sweating by the end. We decided to cool down with a cold beer on the OJ’s patio since patio days are getting numbered. After our beer I headed home to eat some of the chilli I had cooking in the slow cooker before Liam got dropped off.
Once he was in bed I curled up in bed again to watch Crazy, Stupid, Love on Netflix. Another great movie. I’d say even if the story sucked, the eye candy was amazing. Helllooooo Ryan Gosling.
Happy first day of fall! I do love summer a lot but my next favourite season is fall before the snow hits.
Sunday I was happy to wake up knowing I had the whole day with Liam. We read stories, walked and had a great time together before breakfast. One of my favourite things is reading stories to him. He always sits in my lap and points to the pictures and words. It’s the best. I love that he loves books so much.
At one point I was lying on the floor and he was crawling by. I pat his butt on the way by and he crawled onto me and pat my butt. It was super cute. It’s amazing how much he is learning and how he’s becoming a little parrot. I love it.
My parents came in for the day to visit. Mom took some baby photos of Alix’s girl, Maddi before we headed to State and Main for lunch. We actually had a pretty terrible lunch. The service was bad and the normally decent food was cold due to a broken heating window. Why they wouldn’t just bring the food when it was done, I’m not sure. We spent the rest of the afternoon playing with Liam before he went down for a nap. I can’t tell you how happy I was to have the whole day with him. By dinner time there may have been tears for the fact that I have to take him back to the day home tomorrow and won’t get to hang out with him much for the next five or six days.
This is going to be so hard to get used to.
How did you spend your first fall weekend?