|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?
That is one tall tower! Whoa. It reminds me of when we climbed the Eiffel Tower ten years ago. That is so high up.ReplyDelete
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...
It is, Toronto's pride and joy :)Delete
What fun, seeing your boy exploring the city!ReplyDelete
Thanks, he had a great time.Delete
oh I could not have gone that high! I would have been toooooooo scared! But what a good idea as a surprise...ReplyDelete
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
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! XReplyDelete
Yes, wonderful time. It isn't as bad as it seems, really :)Delete
we love starting our weekend on fridays, too :)ReplyDelete
what a great surprise! i bet he was happy to spend his big day with his family and grandchildren!
It is the best, isn't it? I think he was very happy and really enjoyed the day.Delete
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
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
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
Thanks for checking in Kristen, hope the move went well, although from your blog it looks like all is going well.Delete
It really is the best way to start the weekend :)
love that picture of reece and his cousin!ReplyDelete
Thanks Taryn, he loves his cousin Madison, and has been talking about her all day :)Delete
what a full weekend! what kind of dance did you teach?ReplyDelete
and what a special place to celebrate a birthday! :)
It was, a good full. I taught tap and jazz.Delete
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
It is pretty freaky, but oh so fun!Delete
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
It is freaky, but totally safe. Justin went on and he is afraid of heights, he didn't stay on too long though :)Delete
i love heights, i would've enjoyed the tower.ReplyDelete
your weekend sounds relaxing. and starting on fridays sounds great to me.
Oh I bet you would Monica. Thanks, I think everyone's weekend should start on Friday :)Delete