When we picked the girlie up from Pre-K today, we snagged her BFF too. And thanks to an awesome gift from a friend (thanks again Ann-Denise) the four of us headed to the Fun Factory. The girls had an absolute blast, and before we knew it, it was time to take Carissa home. But the fun couldn’t end there.
It was too late by then to start cooking anything for Supper. So we had sandwiches at the park. Our first picnic of the year. Granted, by then it was pretty cool and windy (lovely day up until that point). So we ate quickly, then took our first Merry-Go-Round ride for 2011. There will be many more on days when the sun is shining and the birds are singing – but despite the wind and the chill in the air, it was a nice way to end a busy (but super fun) day.
The absolute best part of any kids birthday (as any photographer will attest to) is the icing on the cake, and all the super cute colourful photos that go along with it. 😉
Here’s a couple snapshots from Lily-Ann’s BFF’s fifth birthday party on Saturday. Just proof, that messy is always best! LOL
Happy birthday Carissa! Don’t ever change. 🙂
So, we’re still not over our coughs (all three of us are still hacking) but we went out today anyway. After two weeks, we are long past being contagious. We’re all still exhausted and run down from being sick for so long, but we needed the sunshine.
My BFF from elementary school, Bekki, was in town this weekend. So she facebooked me, and the three of us (and the three of them) all got together for lunch today. It really was such a nice treat. It was the first time we’d seen one another in NINE years… a very long overdue visit.
We laughed about some of the sleepovers we had, shared some of our silly memories. Talked about what’s going on today… and laughed a LOT about our lives as moms. I’ll admit, today really made me miss Bekki.
It had been so long since she’d moved away, that her not being a part of my life was normal. Having her back, even for as short a time as I did, made the lack of involvement seem strange. We would be fast friends again if she ever decided to move back home to Saskatoon. And I find myself missing her already.
Funny how much things change, yet how quickly old bonds are rebirthed (given the chance).
This week I’ve been taking the Collective Kitchen leadership training. And, yay for me, it’s being offered at the Carpenter’s Church only seven blocks from my house and two blocks from the wee girlie’s school. 🙂 Anyway, I left to walk Lily-Ann to school, and on the way we ran into Carissa and her mom. So the two girls got to walk the whole two blocks together – hand in hand. It was so sweet. Us mom’s have exchanged contact info, as we’ve both noticed over the last month how close the girls have gotten. They hit it off at orientation, and their bond has just gotten stronger as the weeks have gone by. So hopefully we can work things out for the girls to have a couple play dates at the park before it gets too chilly out for such things. 🙂
Aren’t they WAY too cute? 😀