TIRED14 Apr 2014
Yesterday was a full day:
Out to one of the 1.2 x 10e7 nearby parks with the kids at 8.30am for a first-real-nice-day-of-spring bout of playing on everything. (One thing we love about this neighbourhood? Not only do we get to walk through the nearby rich neighbourhood without worrying about a tax bill, there are a ton of parks nearby -- including one that's 128 years old.) (Not that we went to that one -- that'd be too relevant.) Swings, monkey bars and that roundabout thing on an angle that Facebook invented four years ago.
And then out to Abbotsford for the BC Gem show. Arlo came away with gold foil in a bottle and obsidian; Eli left with a ring and something else I can't remember. I got lost sixteen times on my way to and from, which ended up expanding the kids' vocabularies wonderfully.
And then then to Eli's birthday party, a week in advance of his actual birthday. (He's thrilled it's on Easter Monday, but we decided not to push our luck with the scheduling.) Eleven kids, including our own, at a local gym/activity centre where they are run RAGGED. Clara pulled off an amazing birthday cake: cupcake cake from the supermarket, okay yes but also zombie Minecraft figurine + gummy bears == IRRESISTIBLY DELICIOUS SCENE OF MINECRAFT TERROR THAT KIDS MUST EAT.
"Whoah, you did all that in one day?" This from the incredibly organized mom who gave us a coupon for a local attraction we'll be visiting in a week because she never goes anywhere without a coupon book. I admit to being flattered.
It really was a fun day. Schedules have been busy lately, in a oh-god-the-errands-never-end kind of way. It has been a long time since I spent that much time with them, and I enjoyed it a lot.