Thursday, November 3, 2016
A Day in the City
A certain little man turns eight this week, yes, eight!!! Can you believe that? I am still trying to wrap my head around it. Time really keeps on moving, and it seems to move a little faster with each passing day. There really is no way around it, and I have learned that the best thing to do is just jump in and soak up each and every day as best as you can. It's what I have done, and exactly what I intend to keep doing.
Celebrating birthday's around here has always been pretty low key, and this year things are the same. Last week my little man and I worked together to redecorate his bedroom, making it a little more grown up. We had a lot of fun putting together new furniture and organizing his space. He loves it, which makes me one happy mama. This was the first of his gifts from me.
The second happened yesterday, a trip into the city of Toronto for a ride to the top of the CN Tower, and a visit to the Aquarium. A few weeks ago I asked Reece to choose a friend to join us for a special day I had planned. He of course wanted to know more about this special day, but I managed to sidetrack his questions and keep it a surprise. He picked a friend, I chatted with his friend's mom, and before I knew it both mama and child were joining us for the day.
We met at the train station, and headed into the city for the day. And what a day it was! So much fun for my little man and his friend. I so enjoyed watching the two of them interact and enjoy the tourist attractions the city of Toronto has to offer. It was nice to have another mom with me too, to chat with, hang with, and just enjoy the day with.
I love giving experience gifts. We have everything we need, and Reece really doesn't need anything, so giving him an experience, a memory he can hold in his heart for the years to come, feels like a good choice. I will remember the excitement in the elevator as we rode to the top of the CN Tower. I will remember him reaching out for my hand as we stood on the glass floor looking down. I will remember the joy in his eyes when he touched a stingray. I will remember a day with friends, celebrating the most amazing little man I know.
As we snuggled in bed last night, I asked Reece what he will remember about our day. He thought for a minute, and answered...everything.
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That sounds like one of the best days ever. I remember when I was a child my dad took me to a Koala and Kangaroo Park. I patted a koala and feed an emu. The best day ever!ReplyDelete
It was a wonderful day indeed, thank you!Delete
How exciting! I hope Reece has a wonderful birthday. I have always wanted to visit Toronto and should have done so when I lived in upstate NY. We went to Canada fairly often, but mostly stuck to the immediate area over the border from NY. I hope you have a good weekend, Kim.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jennifer. We have had a great day today, celebrating my little man.Delete
If you ever make the trip Jennifer, do let me know, would love to meet up for tea :)
oh to be eight!! (I cannot believe he is eight!). That sounds like the perfect birthday to be out in the city and I bet coming home to the country was just as sweet. I loved transitioning bedrooms as they age. In fact, I just replaced my son's twin bed with a queen over the summer because, well because he's 23 yo! He like the room rearranged and even though he lives somewhere else full time his space here is redefined to mark the years.ReplyDelete
I know, right? Eight, it just seems crazy!!!! Yes, coming home is always sweet :)Delete
His room looks great, and he loves it. It is a little more spacious, and definitely had a more grown up feel to it.