Long Weekend Recap

So I left the recap for an extra day because lets face it there is not much to report. The wet weather meant a lot of indoor time and a pretty low key weekend!


Nothing exciting enough to report! I watched The Good Witch and a couple Big Brother episodes and called it a night.


In the morning we ran our errands so that we could get home and make the quick turn around so that our trip to Calgary was timed with nap time. The things you do as a parent πŸ˜‰ We wanted to get Ikea and grab a few things, including Avery’s big girl bed which will be set up after holidays. It was pouring rain in Calgary so we took our time in Ikea and then ended up buying a tarp to cover everything up!

Avery was a trooper the entire trip!


We grabbed Famoso pizza that night and watched Pitch Perfect 2, we let Avery stay up till 8pm so she got to enjoy the movie a little too.


We were having an early birthday celebration for me that morning and meeting my family for brunch so we both got in early workouts before heading to Heritage Ranch for 10am. They decided to change it up for a while and do family style brunches versus buffets. I have to say we all really enjoyed it! There could have been more pancakes but the food was yummy, fresh and we all could sit together and have it brought to us!

Avery all ready for birthday brunch, she is obsessed with EOS lip balm…


Our afternoon consisted of hanging out inside and baking pumpkin cookies.

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I enjoyed a bubble bath and started my new book club book, In the Unlikely EventΒ later that evening and called it a night.


The plan to go to the Kray farm got cancelled since I figured it would be too muddy and my Mom was moving my brother so could not join. Instead we did a P90x3 workout in the morning (Beachbody on Demand!) then played around in our pjs.


During nap time we did some chores, I planned to do this post but our Internet was down and right as we got it up Avery got up!

Since the rain was gone we had to get out of the house! So we went to attempt some 22 month photos and take a walk…

Yeah photos with a 22 month old can be tough!

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After we grabbed Avery headphones for the flight to Hawaii – MAJOR fail, she hates them and yells since she cannot hear the iPad like I knew would happen, so looks like a low volume it is!

The sun was still out when we got home so we went to the park, Avery missed it so much!!



I cannot say we did much for the rest of the day, such a quiet weekend for us!


17 thoughts on “Long Weekend Recap

  1. Brie @ Slice of Brie

    Aww, that sucks about the headphones! Maybe she'll come around? (haha, wishful thinking with a toddler, I know!). Love that photo of her colouring, and playing Life?? πŸ˜‰ And that outfit for brunch is ADORABLE!

    1. arunningtale

      Urgh, I know! I will still bring them with us πŸ™‚ Maybe on the plane, we can convince her!
      Oh, Chad decided to play Life with her! haha. They just spun the wheel and that was about it!
      Thank you! I love fall clothes πŸ™‚

  2. Alison

    Can't wait to see more 22 month photos! πŸ™‚ But yes I take 100 photos for 2 good ones!
    Darn rain. And yeah D didn't like the head phones we got for NY on the flight there but we left them out all the time we were away and by the flight home she liked them! She is SO cute in her dress and her coloring! That pencil grip is amazing!

    1. arunningtale

      πŸ˜‰ The photos turned out not bad! The shirt was the best part πŸ˜‰
      I am hoping she comes around but who knows! She has a great grip with her left hand! So I am thinking she is left handed for sure.

  3. thebexfactor

    Too bad about the headphones. Maybe you or Chad need to wear them around the house too and she'll see that they are fun. Although that won't help the yelling! haha.

    Too funny that we missed each other at brunch. I swear we are are always in the same place at the same time haha.

    1. arunningtale

      Chad tried yesterday and she got so mad, it was kinda funny! I will bring them still and see, who knows!
      We are! We were on the left and snuck out pretty quick since it was A's nap time.

  4. Kelly

    Pumpkin cookies, Yum! And cute PJs Miss A. πŸ™‚
    I never thought I'd be so militant about naptime until I became a parent… Everything gets scheduled around it!

  5. Nicole

    This weather was brutal for getting out and doing anything! Baking cookies was a good idea!

    Audrey is weird and doesn't even care if she can hear the sound on the ipad or TV. Even in the van she mostly just watches the movie without putting the headphones on! Makes it easier for us!

    1. arunningtale

      That is a good thing! A does not mind if it is really quiet. I swear she has super hearing, unlike me who is partially deaf lol. So hopefully a low volume is okay on the plane!

  6. P. Jeanne

    Jase is obsessed with my EOS lip balm too, I have to sneak it to use it lol! I just love the tights A is wearing in that photo, gotta get S some πŸ™‚ Do you have a link to your pumpkin cookie recipe? I need to get to baking!!

  7. Leigh

    Sorry that I wasn't able to meet up with you guys…I would have loved to see you! Glad you got everything you needed at IKEA. That place can be crazy! Those pumpkin cookies look so good!

  8. Ashley

    She is soo cute!!! I agree photographing toddlers is no joke anymore… Love her outfits!! I think I need to bake some cookies!! I also need to make a trip to ikea! We have Noah's big boy bed, but need a dresser!! I'm also on the search for new bedding for his big boy room!!

  9. Kaella On The Run

    Too bad about the headphones! Maybe she'll decide she likes them on the airplane and surprise you haha!

    I love IKEA (even if it takes all my money every time I'm there!)

    I love her writing photo– she may be a lefty after all πŸ˜‰


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