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Weekend Recap

Such a fun weekend! But before I get into it I forgot I took some photos of the girls Tuesday morning (Chloe’s birthday), I actually thought I might get a good one of them together…HA

Back to the weekend.


After work my Mom came over to watch the girls so we could go to a gala event with my work, it was so much fun (as it always is) and it was alos fun to get all dressed up:


It was a later night than we are used to but totally worth it 🙂


Of course both girls were up at 6am…yawn, so we had a lazy morning until we headed to a birthday party for a couple hours. The girls had a ton of fun and it is always great to get together with friends and their little ones.

During Chloe’s nap we decorated eggs with Avery:

The final product:

Later we walked over to a spin-a-thon for my spin studio, I really should’ve planned it out better to jump on a bike but didn’t – next year!

I lucked out with going out two nights in a row 😉 I met up with friends for supper and drinks, these girls are some of my longest friends (18+ years!):

I got home and Chad left to a friend’s party so Avery and I stayed up reading books and watched some TV before she went to bed. I was pretty tired too but waited up until Chad got home to go to bed.


We all slept until 7am – much better! I did a 8km treadmill run, I really need to run outside more but am loving watching This Is Us on my runs 😉 Soon I will find the motivation to get outside and run more than one day a week!

Our day was pretty quiet, we baked, played dress up & house (Avery’s current favourite), I started some Spring cleaning, we hung out on the deck in the sun and then walked over for Avery’s haircut – just a trim.

I just got word dayhome is closed tomorrow due to illness and since Chad and I both cannot get away for the entire day my brother is rescuing us and coming over for a few hours so we can get to our meetings. It really does take a village most days!


Weekend Recap

We had such a fun and busy weekend hosting Chloe’s first birthday party! I am actually going to recap the party in another post in a couple days but will share some photos today.


After work the girls and I spent some time outside until Chad came home, Chloe loved riding the scooter – hopefully this will convince Avery to ride her bike and not it, or do the opposite 😉

We spent the rest of the evening party prepping, exciting Friday night!


We were up at Costco right as it opened to get groceries and party stuff:

We had Chloe’s party from 2-4pm so that she had her second nap and was in a good mood. She was the happiest kid ever, not a single fuss for over three hours and all the smiles. But with family, friends, cake and presents who would not smile?!

Princess Avery dressed up for the party (of course):

Family photo – I am getting better at remembering these! Even if it isn’t a great photo of me 😉

By the time everyone left, we cleaned up it was time for baths and bed while I headed out to “work” at a food & beverage expo. By work I mean my co-worker and I enjoying food and drinks while watching our booth we had set up.

My outfit, I bought this shirt Friday and love it – never thought I would get into the cold shoulder trend!

I was home at 10:30pm and went straight to bed!


The lack of water, a couple drinks and a lot of sugar meant I felt hungover in the morning but it was nothing water and a run could not fix!

After our workouts we took Avery to yoga, which meant coffee for me and a lot of walking around with this one:

She wants to walk everywhere but refuses to do it on her own! My poor back, good thing I am short 😉

Our afternoon was spent decorating for Easter, colouring and Avery cut up a ton of apper – she is oddly obsessed and then passed out after.

Later we watched some of Sing since Avery asked and I was too tired to do much else – ha.

Be back tomorrow in honour of Chloe’s first birthday!



Weekend Recap

Finally a spring weekend! I am so happy to see the snow melt and the sun out much more 🙂


While I was making supper Chloe removed almost everything from a cabinet and then went into it.

I only had one lock from when Avery was younger since she really never tried to get into anything. But we have our hands full with keeping Chloe out of trouble these days.

We spent the evening watching some shows and I crafted for the upcoming birthday party.


More crafting in the morning, my Mom came over and hung out with the girls and we went grocery shopping. After we headed to a birthday party at a trampoline park. I had heard it can get very busy but it was not at all, Avery took 15-20 minutes or so to warm up to the trampolines and then loved it.

Chloe had a long afternoon nap then we set up and took her one year photos. I am pretty happy with the results despite some of my favs being blurry. We did a donut smash:

You guys will have to wait for the rest of the photos 😉

We hosted a games night with my brothers and their girlfriends and stayed up way past out bedtime (1am):


Thankfully the girls slept in until 7:15 and 7:45am so we got the extra rest! I wanted to do a long run but the family was not feeling it so I did 5 miles on the treadmill and called it done. Soon I will be back in half marathon training and long runs will be back )

We spent the rest of the day crafting, doing chores and going for a walk to the park.

My little puppy dog 😉

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends!


Weekend Recap

We had a quiet weekend back at home – it felt good to just hang out after two weeks away!


We made a much needed Costco trip in the morning. Felt good to stock the fridge back up! Our afternoon was un-pictured, but involved a visit with some friends, fort making, playing and then we headed to a friend’s house for a dinner party. By the time we got home it was 10pm and we all went right to bed!


We all slept past 7am! Chad and I both worked out, I just did a 3 mile run and some weights. I am taking a much needed running break and ready to do some other things before I jump into Sea Wheeze training.

We took Avery to yoga class and had coffee while she was in class – hopefully we can get her more now than we do not have long runs Sunday mornings.

At home I did a bunch of meal prep. I need to get better at doing this on Sundays, I made energy balls, banana bread and then prepped food for lunches and suppers.

Is that Slate Plate not awesome?! I need to get better at my designing on it but so excited to see if for photos and entertaining!

The girls painted, Avery told me “I love making messes!”, yes I know that 😉

Not much else to report on our weekend, hope everyone enjoyed their weekends!


Weekend Recap

Jumping into our weekend:


Nothing too exciting to chat about, bedtime “spaceship” rides are a huge hit these days and leaves Mom and Dad tired after haha


The day started with Avery’s last ballet/jazz class, we got to watch (and my brother’s girlfriend came too!) and it was more exciting than last time. She is not a fan of being watched but did great in the circle activities.

I left it up to her on if she wanted to continue another session after holidays and she said no that she wants to go to yoga so now to figure how we can make that work 🙂

After we went to Winners to look for a few things and left with those and more:

Avery needed bigger runners (these are more casual but will work) and Chloe needed something she can walk in with a sole.

In the afternoon Avery joined me at the spa for her first spa day! She loved it and has bright pink fingernails and bright orange toenails with all the sparkles now 🙂

I tried out gel polish on my toes hoping it lasts longer! Downside of being a runner, nothing lasts!

The rest of the day was spent playing at home, doing endless puzzles and having my Mom for supper.


It did not look too nice out (so foggy) to run so we ran on the treadmill for a short 10km (ha). I am not sure how ready I am for this race but I will give it my all.

Our was was spent packing, taking photos of a friends new baby and visiting with my brothers.