I kind of took an unplanned break from the blog last week. Let’s face it, sometimes I just don’t have much to chat about. I was fighting a cold and enjoyed having a bit of extra down time. I mean, how many of you are actually reading this in the summer anyways? I’m sure you didn’t miss me :p
This past weekend was an adventurous one for Liam and I. I have this feeling that summer is coming to a close too quickly and I’m doing my best to enjoy every last drop before fall is upon us.
I came home from work to an empty house and nothing on the to-do list so I curled up and finished my current read. I definitely recommend adding this to your reading lists and can’t wait to discuss it at my next book club meet.
Later in the evening, I headed out for dinner and a movie. We hit up Famoso for ‘good pizza’ (aka not the greasy pizza that will leave my stomach feeling out of whack for a week) and beer followed by Sausage Party. That movie was 10/10 highly inappropriate and hilarious. I haven’t laughed out loud that much at a comedy in ages.
The typical Saturday morning market trip where I met up with Cassandra and the kiddos. It was a gorgeous market day and we ended up at a nearby park so her littles could burn some energy. Randomly, I spotted Liam and his dad walking by the park, which resulted in Liam joining me earlier than expected. We were overdue for a visit and playdate with Cassandra so it couldn’t have worked out any better.
I had hoped to get some grocery shopping done, but it was home for some lunch and a nap instead. Thank goodness for Superstore Click and Collect! While Liam napped, I was a crazy person and mopped the floor and reorganized the linen closet. I’m not sure why the cleaning bug bit me so suddenly but sometimes it needs to happen.
Once Liam was up, we headed to Bower Ponds for some paddle boats. It was a beautiful afternoon to spend exploring the ponds, catching the ducks and geese and trying to avoid getting stuck. I didn’t realize how much of a workout paddling that little boat would be, but when you’re the one doing all the work, it really works up a sweat.
Liam slept until 7am and we got up and ready for a day trip to the mountains. We headed to Canmore for walk up to Grassi Lakes. I want to write more on hiking with kids so watch for that in another post. We ended up having an amazing afternoon exploring the trail and definitely rewarded ourselves with ice cream when we got back into town.
We got back home in time to have dinner and go to bed, which was kind of disaster considering Liam fell asleep in the car around 4pm. Oops. It was so worth it for such an amazing day adventuring together. The mountains just make my soul feel so happy and I hope that Liam will one day be able to feel the mountain magic the same way.
And now it’s back to real life. Why can’t we just adventure together every day?