Canada Day Long Weekend

We had an awesome Canada Day weekend! Not to mention an extra day off always helps too 🙂


We had a quiet evening, I went for a run once Chloe was in bed:

Oh and I have to share some photos from Thursday night at my co-workers place. I need to get back out there with my camera!


We hit up the market and grabbed groceries before heading home to pack up for the day.

Happy Canada Day!

We spent the afternoon at Chad’s Dad’s property and had a potluck supper there but it also poured rain for over an hour while we were there:

We like to go out to the lake for fireworks so after supper we headed back to pick up my Mom and go there. They had shut down the main street and had music – which the girls loved!

Oh and of course a park stop too;

We waited on the beach for a couple hours before the fireworks started and both girls stayed awake – but Chloe fell asleep about 2 minutes into them – go figure!


We all slept in until 8am! This meant a later run and it was HOT. So we called it quits at 19km, grabbed smoothies and went home.

Avery made a friend on our run:

After naps we went to my brother’s girlfriend’s Aunt’s house for a BBQ for the afternoon/evening. Of course we had to go to the park nearby.

Funny story, at the stop of the big slide Avery gave herself a pep talk “Avery you can do this” – haha

I finished the day with watching Big Brother and The Good Witch – my favs.


I went for a quick 6km run in the morning then we played in the yard while Chad went to the gym.

We are working on moving Chloe to one nap. Currently she naps around 9am for an hour and then after lunch for 1.5-2 hours but that makes it hard to do much and I think she is old enough to only have one nap. So we are aiming for one from 11am-1pm so our afternoons are free.

Anyways, after her nap we headed to nearby place called Discovery Canyon – non-locals it is a man made lazy river with a beach for little kids. I had not been there in 20 years I think!

It was s busy but we had fun in the sand, digging holes and playing in the water.

The rest of the day was spent relaxing, playing in the yard and having ice cream to finish off our long weekend!


10 thoughts on “Canada Day Long Weekend

  1. thebexfactor

    You guys had a fun and busy weekend! I love the girls Canada shirts!

    I think everyone I know was at Discovery yesterday. We thought about going but since Liam is still fighting a cold, decided just to have a more low key day instead. I really need to make it there soon though!

    1. arunningtale

      Thanks! I bought them from Superstore last year on clearance 🙂
      It was crazy busy – I like it but prefer the lake still. I swear I could loose a kid in 2 secs at Discovery!

    1. arunningtale

      haha – I get that every day – I swear I wear sunscreen!
      She does! I am not a acreage person but it was so nice – def going to get back out there this summer 🙂

  2. Kelly

    Pretty fireworks! Ours were cancelled this year because there was a forest fire nearby (now contained thankfully)!
    The switch to one nap is tough but it makes it so much easier to get out and do stuff in the morning once you make it I think!


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