the Saturday Sprint

May is a busy month over here!  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written a proper post and I’m feeling slightly out of practice.

The first half of this month has flown by.

We’ve celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and Mother’s Day.

We’ve had friends welcome new, beautiful babies and others that are in the home stretch of their pregnancies!  I get to meet the newest addition for one of my closest friends next week and I am counting the sleeps.  Another boy for my two hooligans to grow up with!

So many of my best friends growing up were the kids of my parents’ best friends. I remember being equally if not more excited than my parents to get together with those families so that we could eat endless bags of chips, watch movies and play games.

Nowadays, every time a friend of ours has a new baby, it thrills me to think that the social circle for our whole family is growing!

Case in point, one of our favourite families had their third little boy just eight weeks before we had Clyde and the two of them are the best of friends.  I’m not sure how much longer his Mom and I will be able to hold them up for this annual photo but I can only hope that it will be long enough for them to one day return the favour.

Last week, we got to celebrate Henry’s 3rd birthday complete with Paw Patrol decorations, chasing bubbles, jumping on a trampoline and cheering on our hometown Ottawa Senators in their playoff run.  The party was fun and all but I think that means my big boy will be three in less than eight weeks…hold me!

I’ll admit, while I would love for them to stay babies forever (and ever), I am pretty excited for this warm weather with a ‘big kid’ and a mobile baby.

With the few nice days that we’ve had so far in May, we have successfully played ourselves right out.  We’re rocking picnic lunches, full days at the park, water play, bike rides, endless ball games and tree climbing.

Pictured here is Clyde asleep on the couch (sort of) after a full day of outdoor play.









Bring on summer!