Hello, hello, hello my friends!! Wow, it’s been quite a few days since I posted anything on my blog page. (I believe 12 days! )
Let me share what’s been keeping me so busy. So in the past week and a bit, I have had the awesome pleasure of visiting with my niece from Calgary. She came to Toronto for a visit and contacted us through facebook (good o’l facebook). We hadn’t seen each other in over seven years, yes, seven years! It was a very long overdue visit. I’m going to post some pictures of us all heading out to the beach for the day only to find out the beach was closed off sue to the storms we had. So we drove her and the kids around for about ten hours in the car with a couple of pit stops for dinner and a coffee break. We had just the one day to be together. It was so amazing to be with her. So here’s a couple of pictures: She’s the one on the right. The rest is me and my family, except for Alex my son who was working. And as you can see Oliver my dog, a.k.a. Shadow got in a picture too :) (We had our daughters boyfriends with us as well :))
So after this fun day, the week started off with my other niece and nephew coming over to spend the day. Well friends, the day turned into one awesome slumber party week!! What a blast I’ve had with the kids. We went to parks, made homemade pizza, stayed up late (which by the way has been catching up with me, I guess I’m not as young as I think LOL), and visiting the local farm. We walked and walked and walked. We went swimming and had a really great week. I’m going to post some pics of these times too. There’s one picture where I’m sitting on a very large tree branch and my niece came over to bounce me up and down on it, we laughed so hard. As she was bouncing me up and down my daughter Rebekah says, “Mom, there’s a man sitting on the branch”, we look over and there was this man getting bounced around too!! The three of us laughed so hard and we tried to apologize through our laughter. He was a great sport about it. Okie dokes, here’s some pics:
You know, I gotta tell ya, I enjoy being and spending time with these kids. My kids are getting older and we do different things together now. Getting back to the “young” playful things has been so good for my heart and mind. I realize being a teen mom, I have missed out on many “kid” things to do growing up. God has graciously given me many opportunities to nurture my inner child through my kids and nieces and nephew. It’s been a great week. Hey guess what?! We’re doing it again this week but their mom, my sister, has said “no sleepovers”. Awwwww mooooooommmmm! (Party pooper;)).
Hope you all have a great week and find something fun to do to nurture your little inner child :D
Thanks for reading!