Thursday, July 18, 2013

I'm putting my pajamas back on in 3 hours

I did not fall into the lake last Friday.  I also didn't leave the marina with my kayak.  Instead I paddled around a bit near the big fancy boats for a while and then spent an equivalent amount of time trying to haul my not-so-small self out of the kayak without falling into the lake. Then I quickly returned the paddle and life vest to the bell staff at the hotel and went for a lovely walk.  Walking is my thing. I did ride a bike yesterday and only fell off once and managed to fall into a large bush, so didn't get hurt. Given that I hadn't been on a bike in about 20 years, I view that as a success. Admittedly, I did walk the bike a lot, but it's still progress.

We just got home last night from three back to back trips.  Two work trips on each end with a family visit in the middle. And it was all really fun and great to escape from real life. But this little introvert is wrung out.  Being around people non-stop and having to be "on" for a week straight pretty much used up all of the energy that I have.  I am picking up Vivian from school in 2 hours (yes, she's STILL in school!) and then we have a few errands to run and then I am putting  my pajamas back on and staying in them until Saturday late afternoon.  It's good to have goals, right :)

In other news, how cute are my kids?

Monday, July 8, 2013

The sound of silence

At 9 AM this morning, I dropped my kids off at sports camp with a big smile on my face. Fun for them and alone time for Mommy- that's a win-win!  They're going to camp 3 hours a day this week and I don't know who's more excited about it, them or me.  It's been kind of an exhausting summer so far. Ethan's so full of energy and questions and has to be entertained every. second.  He wears my brain out by the end of the day. And Vivian is doing an excellent job of being a 4 (going on 13) year old and spends most of her day working on pushing every boundary that she can find. Good thing they are both cute.

In other boundary pushing news, I've agreed to go kayaking and biking on Friday.  Fortunately I will be having a pedicure on Thursday, so my feet will look nice while I fall in the lake/off of my bike.  This just simply cannot end well.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th of July!

It's our annual "dress up the kids in various patriotic clothing and take pictures" week! To further celebrate being American, we are going to IKEA today to eat Swedish food.  :)