Oh what a fantastic weekend it was. A much better weekend than last weekend’s non-stop tantrums.
Layne ended up picking Liam up from the day home. When I got home from work, a girlfriend suggested getting together for a late dinner, which I was totally game for even though I had planned to get the house cleaning out of the way, have a bath and catch up on Parenthood. I’m exciting like that.
We met at Earl’s for dinner and girl talk which may have led to some giggles while scrolling through Tinder. We decided to move on to Fionn MacCool’s for another drink before calling it a night. It was such a great night to catch up and have some laughs.
I had cut the evening short because I had wanted to get up and head to a 10am yoga class. My alarm was set but clearly I needed the extra sleep since I ended up sleeping until 11. I vaguely remember getting up to shut my alarm off and going back to sleep. I only had time to shower and hit the road to meet my folks for lunch. It was such a gorgeous day out, it was nice to go for a little drive.
I came back to tackle the house cleaning before running some errands and picking up dinner on the way. Since I was in the mall picking up Opa for dinner (their pita bread and tzatziki is addicting), I thought I would treat myself to a new bath bomb from Lush too. Of course, when I got home I settled in with my take out to catch up on Parenthood and then hopped in the tub for a soak with my book. Did anyone else ugly cry watching the latest episode of Parenthood? I can just tell the finale next week is going to be a mess for me…
I was off to brunch at Heritage Ranch. I ate way more than I should have, but their brunch food is just seriously so amazing. Even though they didn’t have the amazing eggs florentine that I love again, they made up for it with raisin bread french toast and butternut squash ravioli. TO DIE FOR. Seriously, if you haven’t been to Heritage Ranch you need to go. Go for brunch, go for lunch, go for dinner. Take your family, take your self, take a date (seriously, best date spot ever, I’m assuming….).
We decided to walk around the trails after brunch, stopping to say hi to the horses and then continuing on with the loop. The unfortunate part was after the 2km walk with three kids under 5, we had no choice but to climb the iciest stairs known to man. It was treacherous and I’m sure we looked entertaining trying not to fall and slide to our deaths only to reach the top to see the ‘stairs closed for the season’ sign.
And yes, I even decided it was a great time for a headstand. I did actually hold it, the photographer just didn’t catch it.
Thankfully the walk and
stair ice climbing was enough to digest brunch and I immediately changed into my run gear when I got home to take advantage of the beautiful day. I even took it one step further and ran to the store for a couple steaks to throw on the grill. I mean, it’s not often that you can grill in a t-shirt in January here. Liam came home just as I was getting ready to start supper and he enjoyed being out on the balcony as much as I did.
Such a great weekend, but time went by way too quick. I had wanted to go visit Jolene ice fishing but just ran out of time. I also missed me little man a ton. There’s so many winter activities I want to do with him still. I’m really hoping this amazing weather sticks around for a little bit longer. Or even for the rest of winter, I’d be ok with that. I’m also hoping that with the nice weather, stays Liam’s health so we can actually get out and enjoy it together instead of being stuck at home.
What did you get up to this weekend? Enjoying the spring-like weather we’re getting?