Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Post-Vacation Reality Check

It's Little A's actual birthday today...I can't believe she is 5 already!  But we had a pretty awesome long weekend.

Normally I work Saturdays, which kind of sucks, but is a necessity for now.  This weekend, I didn't work at all, and it was glorious!  If you have kids, you know that holidays and long weekends are not always a vacation, but this 4-day weekend was actually pretty great.

Friday we took the girls to Artistic Way to paint mugs, and we had an amazing time.  Our pieces should be ready next week, and we are very excited to see the fruits of our labour.

Saturday was Little A's birthday and, honestly, it was the best ever!  I have no regrets or guilt about letting the party planners at this place do all the work because they did an amazing job and the kids had a fabulous time!  I highly recommend Amazon Indoor Playground in Etobicoke, if you live in the GTA and are looking for a venue.  I am thrilled that we already booked Big A's party there in a few weeks.  It was the most stress-free birthday we have ever hosted and no more expensive than anything else we have tried.  Loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday morning we spent time with my family at my brother's house and in the afternoon, we took the girls to Downey's Farm for their Easter Egg Scramble.  It was gorgeous weather and lots of fun.

Yesterday, we spent some time at my brothers again in the early morning and then had a park playdate with friends.  Then Adam took the girls swimming at the JCC and we played with neighbours in the later afternoon.  It was a really fun weekend.

Unfortunately, it makes it that much harder to get back to real life.  I love my job, but I definitely don't love the usual stresses of getting the girls out the door to school in the morning and running them to their weekly activities, etc.  But it was worth it, I think it was a little break we all needed.

At least it's only a 4-day week!  Have a wonderful Tuesday.

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