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Weekend Recap


We went to my in-laws for supper and a visit since they just returned from a trip. It was a short visit with bedtimes but a good one 🙂 I had a run to do that night then Avery and I curled up in bed and watched a Christmas movie – both of us fell asleep!


A typical morning of errands and a couple coffee shop stops for a eggnog latte battle – Chad and I both said we found the best ones 😉 Turns out both are equally good though!

Chloe did not want to eat this cookie, maybe she lied the snowman too much?!

After lunch Avery and I headed to a princess tea put on by a local youth theatre in town. It was our first time going to one and won’t be our last! Avery loved dressing up, seeing all the princesses and eating endless treats and tea.

We sat with Belle (her favourite) but all the princess rotated through the tables, we had treats and the princesses got up to perform songs a few times.

By the time we got home it was almost supper. That night Chad’s cousin and girlfriend came over and stayed the night.


We started out day with pancakes and Avery was pretty excited we had overnight guests for “a slumber party” haha. Mid morning Chad’s Dad came over to watch the girls while we ran 23 km. We could not have asked for a better day to do so! 23km is Chad’s longest run ever and my longest in 7 years! I am feeling it right now 😉

Later that day we headed out skating and to the park to enjoy the nice weather:

Avery is doing soo good on skates!

Chloe was not in a great mood so stuck to the playground 😉

I had supper ready in the crockpot which was nice considering my energy level was a tad low by 5pm.

We ended our weekend watching Micky Mouse’s a Christmas Carol 🙂


Weekend Recap

Why do weekends go by so fast?!


It was my Christmas party and I took NO photos! Ahhh. We did a locked/escape room (and got out!) then had supper – we were home at 11pm and had a great time!


We spent an hour in the morning making Christmas ornaments which went really well considering we had a one year old helping 😉 Both girls really like crafts right now so I am taking advantage!


Afterwards we went to see Santa at the mall, I had no hopes with Chloe and was right on the money – she lost it.

Two years in a row 😉

My Mom and I went to a market in the afternoon and I found quite a few things!

Chloe in her new shirt – which was made for her 😉

We did not do rest the much of the day – watched Christmas cartoons and relaxed 🙂


It was a really foggy morning so we waited for it to clear before running but at 9:30am we gave up and went out, Turns out we should have done treadmill runs – it was darn cold, the girls were grumpy and nobody had a fun 18km! I was too cold to take a photo even! Luckily all our runs now are over 20km which means the treadmill OR we find sitters for the girls.

We came home, warmed up, dd another craft while Chloe napped, cleaned and then went skating.

It was Avery’s first time on real skates and Chloe’s first time out on the boot skates Avery used to wear. Both girls did great! Avery was skating on her own after 15 minutes and said she wants to go back tomorrow…

And now back to another week!


Weekend Recap


Avery ended up sick in the morning so we had a sick day at home. Poor girl got sick a few times but was in good spirits.

We escaped for a bit to Starbucks:

We spent the afternoon napping (both girls slept for almost two hours!) while I watched cheesy Christmas movies, baking muffins and doing crafts:

I thought I was in for a long day but it went by fast and before I knew it Chad was home. After the girls were in bed I headed out for drinks with a friend = perfect way to end a week!


Our morning was filled with a grocery trip, Costco run and coffee.

Chloe getting food for the food bank:

At Costco we found a pre-made gingerbread house for $10! Mom win!! I planned to make it in a couple weeks but Avery insisted as soon as we got home:

That afternoon we went to the Festival of Trees, the girls loved the crafts and trees but as usual freaked when the mascots came out. Sigh.

We had a move night, a kid’s Christmas show then watched The Night Before once the girls were in bed.

Chloe cannot make it past 7:30pm!


My Grandma got us tickets for a Santa brunch so rather than rushing the morning we swapped our run to the afternoon. Brunch went great – both kids behaved and Avery was thrilled to see Santa, Chloe not so much:

We headed home (it was out of town) then got ready for our run. It was so nice out! Both girls napped on the run then we stopped at the park:

My brother and his girlfriend came for a visit with their new kitten before supper. Both girls are kitten obsessed!

We ended our evening watching football and baking cookies before getting ready for the week!


Weekend Recap

,Well it officially feels like the holiday season! I cannot believe it is here already but then again I feel like that every year!


I went to a Pound class/event that Becky put on – and it was awesome! Though it reassured me I have no coordination 😉


We spent the morning running errands, getting coffee and checking out critters at the pet store – Avery has become obsessed with getting a kitten (not happening though):

We grabbed Vietnamese food for lunch before heading home to avoid meltdowns and lets be honest save me from making lunch 😉

Our afternoon was spent decorating for Christmas. I got everything done minus the tree while Chloe napped – win!

Chloe in her Santa hat, her prefers to walk around with it over her eyes…

We had an early supper then headed downtown for the light the night festival. It was a nice night so crazy busy.

Avery left upset she did not see Santa but the line up was hundreds of people long – no thank you!

We watched The Hitman’s Bodyguard once the girls were in bed, it was pretty good!


It was a nice morning for a run so we did our long run (17km) outside:

The girls were pretty happy campers!

The key is snacks 😉

I had plans to get outside in the afternoon but my tree took longer to get up (as usual) and it never really got sunny so instead we hibernated, listened to Christmas tunes and took our time with the tree:

All done!!

I was super worried with Chloe and the tree and while she definitely wants to grab ornaments etc she did really good listening so far.

It is only 8pm and I am now ready for bed!


Weekend Recap

This weekend was brought to us with lots of chicken noodle soup and gingerale 🙁 Yup, the stomach flu hit our house!


We had my Mom and Grandma over for cake for Avery’s birthday. My Mom made Avery a yellow Belle cake as she requested:

I did a speed run once the girls were in bed and that was my night!


Chloe was up twice Friday night since she puked. The first time I had no idea and woke up to Chad washing her sheets in the sink and her back to bed. Then shortly after I got sick and another 30 minutes later we heard Chloe getting sick again. She is such a trooper, let us clean her up, the bed and then went right back to sleep both times.

After a long time and no sleep for us I got up and was pretty useless all day. I do not remember the last time I could barely get off the couch without being sick.

We got out for a walk in the afternoon:

Avery’s favourtie gift, a jewelry box from my Mom:

I had a girls supper planned with friends and decided to try and go since I started to feel better. I am glad I went since I do not get to see those girls enough! I got home by 9pm and went straight to bed.


Thankfully I woke up feeling great so we decided to go out for a run, we did 15km through a lot of fog and snow!

The start and end of our run:

My stomach felt off a couple times running but I fell pretty good besides that.

The faces of Chloe before our run:

That afternoon we went and saw my brother’s new house and their dog then had a movie night at home complete with a floor bed:


Chad was stomach flu victim #3 in the morning so our plans for the day changed to more rest!

I did a 8km tempo run in the morning then washed floors before we headed out to find new running shoes for Chad and I.

Chloe my shoe model:

Everyone (minus me) had two hour afternoon naps while I made cookies and had a friend over to visit. Later the girls and I headed out for supper with my family for my brother’s birthday.

And that is a wrap to our weekend! I am hoping the stomach flu is gone for good now!!