A little late in the week for post about our family day weekend, but that’s ok. I did lots, and also did some nothing, there was socializing, housework, a bit of TV thrown in there. Long weekends seem longer and also shorter than ever before. But Saturday was an important day – my Mom’s birthday! We got together with some family at Zola’s, with the sun setting on our way there was pretty, dark, damp trees and frosty snowbanks.
Baby J, dressed in a fine blue button-up shirt for the occasion, had a great time sitting at the table like a big boy. My mom takes care of him every Friday, and I love that he loves her. He doesn’t mind anybody – anyone can hold him and he smiles easily at strangers (if they’re being funny), men or women, but he put his head close to hers, wrapping his little arms around his neck, and you can tell that he already has a special place in his heart for those who fill it up every day or every week.
On Sunday we had a big night out planned: a surprise party for one of our good friends and someone who’s gone out of his way to make our special moments, like Tyler’s 30th birthday and our wedding, a lot of fun with his special brand of charisma, charm, and genuine interest in everyone he meets. We put the little guy to bed, got my mom settled in with Netflix on our couch, and headed out.
After a weekend of not so much sleep and little things like laundry not yet started looming larger than they really were, getting out really helped me relax a bit. I caught up with people I haven’t seen in too long, sampled some birthday cake, mingled with Tyler and without him too. I even held a little baby that someone brought to the bar! I couldn’t help it – when I saw his chubby cheeks my arms just automatically reached out to nuzzle and snuggle. He cried, and I handed him back. That was also kind of nice!
I had planned to go downtown on Monday with the rest of our crew – Tyler’s family, some friends, and assorted happy Canadians – to film a segment that involved Tyler playing his piano while being pulled along on skis, on the canal – but the cold that Baby J has been struggling with finally caught up to me too. So we hung around in our jammies and both napped and made our way through a box of Kleenex while everyone else made this awesome, VERY Canadian video!
Though I’m sad I missed out on the free Beavertail they were rewarded with, I can’t stop laughing at his cousin Marcus in the horse mask, and I love that everyone sang O Canada together at the end.
Hope you all had a nice start to the week! Things are looking up here – snot-wise and laundry-wise too – and I”m hoping for some milder weather coming up soon.