Category Archives: weekend

Party Weekend Recap

We had such a great weekend despite the snow and cold temps – which I think are here to stay.


Chad and I stayed up too late watching Stranger Things and now only have one episode to go!


I ran errands for Avery’s party first thing and Chad and the girls stayed home – where it was warm!

This year I decided to not host Avery’s party at our house to save us the work and mess. I love a good theme party with all the details but it is also a ton of work and time is limited these days. We had the party where she goes to preschool and it was perfect! For the first half we had a room where they had a bouncy house and other things to do and then we had a separate room for cake and gifts. We had a 10 kid limit which was also pretty nice πŸ˜‰

Why does she look so old?!

Avery did not want a candle or for us to sing happy birthday to her (4 year olds – cough, cough) but she certainly enjoyed her cupcakes:

Miss. Chloe – always eating!

It was great to come home after to a clean house but with way too many new toys. She was spoiled! It took me an hour to take everything out of packages etc.

That night Chad and I went out with my co-workers to a charity bonspiel after party which was a lot of fun!


Time change had us all up by 6:30am – yawn. Since it was pretty cold out we opted for treadmill runs. I have to admit 16km on the treadmill had me wondering what I signed up for but I reminded myself I have not ran more than 10-11km the past few months.

One thing I love about winter is the light in our house – the snow reflects and makes it so bright! So I took a few photos of uncooperative Chloe.

Avery enjoying another birthday cupcake:

After lunch we went out to look for a new mirror for our room (no luck) and skates for Avery. She had spotted Frozen ones but thankfully they were heavy and not comfy so we went with the girl hockey skates. At one store Chad and Avery spotted this cardboard playhouse you can colour for half price, so guess what came home with us?!

We spent all afternoon painting it while the girls played in it. I taped up some battery operated lights in it and they girls moved in pillows, furniture and more.

We spent all afternoon painting it while the girls played. They are in love with it!

Now onto our crazy week, I have a few long days plus it is Avery’s birthday Friday! Oh and we are heading on a special little day trip for Avery Thursday in lieu of a birthday gift.


Weekend Recap

I am always in shock when I look at the calendar and we are a week away from the end of a month, yet here we are again and next month is November! Ahh.


I did a quick HIIT workout once Chloe was in bed, then after Avery was in bed we watched a couple show and I fell asleep on the couch. Exciting night πŸ˜‰

Chloe has become obsessed with colouring, but she is not careful so we take off all clothing!


Another morning of swimming lessons and another class where Avery refused to wear her life jacket – help – we cannot get her in one for love or money! After we went to the grocery store where both girls had melt downs before this dog saved the day and got all the hugs and kisses.

I spent the afternoon cleaning and playing with Avery while Chloe stood in her crib for 90 minutes in a nap protest finally falling asleep an hour before we had to go.

Oh and I brought out this Barbie car I had stored away so got it out to surprise Avery and she lost her mind.

We had supper with Chad’s family and got spoiled with a turkey supper! The girls loving going there – check out all the awesome vintage toys!

I ended my night folding laundry and watching Fuller House.


We had a slow morning before heading out for a 12km run and it was the best weather for a run!

Our afternoon consisted of baking, more PlayDoh, Halloween crafts and visits with my family.

Chloe also loves Barbies these days – especially Avery’s, after this photo she took Ken for a bath in the toilet. But shhh Avery does not know yet πŸ˜‰

Avery insisted on wearing her fancy dress:

I am ready for a quiet week, meaning I only have one evening commitment.


Weekend Recap

How is it October 2nd?! October is my busiest month work wise so I have a love- hate relationship with it. Saying that my posts will be sporadic this month.


I had the day off work but was busy! Starting with Avery’s field trip to the dentist, then my hair appointment and work at our rental house it was 4pm before I knew it.

After supper we went out on a walk as Avery had to collect fall nature items for “homework”. Last minute I grabbed my camera. I was so thankful I did as the light was perfect for photos.

The light made up for my messy kids and the fact that Chloe was screaming almost the whole time.

We watched a couple shows before heading to bed.


We had swimming lessons then went to Costco and did some other errands – exciting times πŸ˜‰

Our whole day went without a single photo! We had to do the walk through at our rental and by the time we got home it was 4pm. My whole family ended up over for the evening and both girls were on cloud nine the entire time!

It was 9pm when everyone left so we called it a night and headed to bed!


The forecast called for a nasty day so we had planned not to run outside but after we had pancakes it still looked fine so we got ready and headed out for 9km. It was not bad at all and pretty nice!

Avery asked for a pj day so I agreed – we have never done this before! My Grandma came for a visit, I started re-doing our night tables and dresser and we enjoyed the day at home.

Chloe is Miss Helper these days πŸ˜‰

I needed a quiet day with my busy week ahead!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Weekend Recap

We had a sunny weekend and it tired us all out – as I type this Chloe is in bed (6:45pm) and Avery will soon follow.


We went to Chad’s Dad’s & Step-Mom’s for supper and by the time we got home and got the girls to bed that was all i wanted to do too. I made up a quick workout with free weights and then crawled into bed shortly after.

Avery earlier in the day before school – she was really excited all week to use her umbrella.


Swim lessons in the morning – which went great, Chloe hides in the lockers beforehand πŸ˜‰

Peek-a-boo games outside:

We spent the rest of the day around home and at the park.

We cleaned up the yard for fall/winter, Avery helped me wash all my onions.

Made muffins:

We had an early supper then a family movie night:


We were up and out early for a run since we had a busy day ahead. While fall runs are chilly at 8am the sun warms you up and it is a welcome change for sweaty summer runs!

We spent the morning at our community BBQ, where the bouncy house was the main hit:

Then after a quick nap and a stop into my work we went to my niece’s 2nd birthday party. It was Moana themed and amazing! They had a bouncy house there too πŸ™‚

I sadly took no photos!

We got home and did some colouring – Chloe loved colouring…herself – which by the way did not come off…

I finished the evening doing laundry and relaxing and think an early bedtime is in order for me too!



Weekend Recap

While it is not technically fall yet it felt like a perfect fall weekend!


Nothing too exciting, a Fitness Blender workout and Big Brother once Chad was home from the gym.


We had swimming lessons first thing. Avery told her instructor she “does not like water” but thankfully her lesson went okay after that πŸ˜‰ Chloe and I have lessons at the same time and she was just indifferent to it all.

Hopscotch outside after:

We did the typical errands after, came for naps then headed out for a walk. We have a beautiful sanctuary area minutes from out house but sadly it was badly damaged in the wind storm we had in June. This area had been closed for months after for clean up and recently all re-opened. I knew it was bad but areas are completely leveled.

It is still beautiful but not the same for sure. Avery had the time of her life exploring everything!

We had supper, my Mom came over shortly after then we all went to the hockey game! It was just a pre-season game but Avery still enjoyed it and Chloe had fun then fell asleep. We headed home in the third period.


Chloe was up about 6:40am – yawn – lately the girls have been sleeping until 7:30-8am on weekends so anything earlier seems rough now πŸ˜‰

We headed out for a 9km run, it was a bit chilly at first but the skies were blue and sun was out!

I got some much needed cleaning done during Chloe’s nap, then we made cookies.

I am on the hunt for some more fall decor so headed to Winners but no dice really – boo! We had a few other stops but by then the girls had enough so home we went.

At home we ventured into our playroom, we barely used it all summer but I think this will change now! I still want to change this area up more to have areas (reading, dolls, arts etc) but cannot seem to figure out how to make this work!

Miss Chloe eating – what she does 80% of her awake hours πŸ˜‰

Our next few weekends are busy so it was nice to have a slower than usual weekend!