Monday, June 10, 2013

Our Weekend



Reece and his cousin Madison, in front of them are my brother and his family and my parents

Waiting for dessert

On the outside deck looking out over Lake Ontario

On the glass floor looking down

It was hard to get him off :)

Starting the weekend on Friday has become a habit we really enjoy around here, so we are sticking with it. We spent Friday morning in the woods with friends, turning over logs and rocks looking for bugs. There was some balance beam walking on old logs, a little meandering through a meadow and a few rounds of owl catching little mice, a version of tag created by the kids. We spent the afternoon with Reece's godparents catching up and enjoying a few cups of tea.

I was up and out early Saturday morning to attend the rehearsal for the dance students I teach. It was my last role as dance teacher, a role I have had for 24 years. I am not sad to see it end, it was time and I am ready. I left smiling, with a spring in my step, ready for whatever comes next.

Back home, we enjoyed a lovely lunch and then Reece and I headed out for a little nature connection. He rode, I walked. We stopped a lot...to pick flowers, to look at tracks, to watch the water run, did I mention to pick flowers. My little man has a fascination with a few things right now and flowers is among them. I have to admit the little bouquets on my kitchen window sill do make me smile.

Sunday, we joined my brother and his family and my mom in surprising my dad with a day trip to Toronto for lunch at the top of the CN Tower to celebrate his 65th birthday. It was a lovely day and we managed to pull off the surprise perfectly.

It was a full weekend in so many ways, which has left me looking forward to a relaxing day today with not much on the calendar.

How was your weekend?

Joining Amanda

24 comments:

  1. That is one tall tower! Whoa. It reminds me of when we climbed the Eiffel Tower ten years ago. That is so high up.

    What a nice weekend. So many happy moment. I imagine that having everyone at home most of your week really runs into the weekend anyway...

    ReplyDelete
  2. What fun, seeing your boy exploring the city!

    ReplyDelete
  3. oh I could not have gone that high! I would have been toooooooo scared! But what a good idea as a surprise...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is high, but very safe. They actually have an edge walk where you can harness up and walk outside, hanging off the edge. I couldn't do that, but we watched people do it yesterday...crazy!

      Delete
  4. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. I, too, would have a hard time standing on that bit of glass looking down! The boys, on the other hand, would have loved it:) Have a wonderful week! X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, wonderful time. It isn't as bad as it seems, really :)

      Delete
  5. we love starting our weekend on fridays, too :)

    what a great surprise! i bet he was happy to spend his big day with his family and grandchildren!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is the best, isn't it? I think he was very happy and really enjoyed the day.

      Delete
  6. what a fun surprise for your dad! For some reason your son looks so much older in the photos!! I didn't know you taught dance (the secrets!). Glad you are happy for endings and new beginnings!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He does, I agree. He is growing up. I have not mentioned it much on here, but yes, been teaching for a long time, but now it is time to move on.

      Delete
  7. So good to catch up on your blog, Kim! (I've ducked out for a couple of weeks while we've been busy with our move.) How fun to spend time with family, and I love the idea of the weekend beginning on Friday. Also, your garden is looking beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for checking in Kristen, hope the move went well, although from your blog it looks like all is going well.

      It really is the best way to start the weekend :)

      Delete
  8. love that picture of reece and his cousin!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Taryn, he loves his cousin Madison, and has been talking about her all day :)

      Delete
  9. what a full weekend! what kind of dance did you teach?
    and what a special place to celebrate a birthday! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. That glass floor always terrifies me, but it never stopped me from standing on it and looking down...such a thrill! Reece looks so tall in these pics :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've been there! :) That glass floor freaked me out though. I never really thought that I was afraid of heights until I was on that floor.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is freaky, but totally safe. Justin went on and he is afraid of heights, he didn't stay on too long though :)

      Delete
  12. i love heights, i would've enjoyed the tower.

    your weekend sounds relaxing. and starting on fridays sounds great to me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I bet you would Monica. Thanks, I think everyone's weekend should start on Friday :)

      Delete