18 September, 2015

TGIF



It's Friday!

It's Friday! I wake up with such adrenaline Friday mornings, and gratefulness that we've made it through another week. Most weeks the days feel super long, with Peter being long gone by time we've all woken, but the weeks still mysteriously fly by and I have yet to determine the cause of that.

The littles and I like to pack a few days full of adventuring, nature-walking, picnicking (while we still can!), and leave a few days to be "home days" to recharge, bake bread, watch a show in bed, and work our way through library reads. By time Friday comes, we are usually pretty wiped and eager for family walks and a general slowness.

Our weekends with Peter are so incredibly treasured. They're like this sacred, untouchable oasis where we are extremely particular about what we choose to allow into it. It's a good way to be, I think. The littles deem the time between his Friday night train arriving to bedtime Sunday evening as "Papa Time" and each new one approaches with about as much excitement as Christmastime.

The littles and I had a sweet time this morning, though all we went out with the intention of doing was take suits to the dry cleaners and donate some old summer clothes. After dropping off donations we stopped in a new favourite place-- Plumtree Cafe, which is a privately owned, totally child-friendly cafe that sells local honey, organic fruit juices, paninis and all sorts of things we love.

Moseying our towards home we happened upon our local butcher where we bought the kittens chicken livers for their raw food diet, the cutest greengrocer, and a florist where I was tempted to buy them out of hydrangeas.

Katharina and I have this honest way of speaking when we want something we know we can't or shouldn't have. Last week she said to me while helping to roll balls of cookie dough, "I'm really tempted to eat this ball of dough right now." But she didn't! so you can imagine the guilt I felt even contemplating a whole bucket of hydrangeas with two enormous bouquets of sunflowers on my dining room table at home. :)

Next week I hope to take some time to write about Peter's job and a bit of life in general. Tonight we've got reservations at Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant and I feel I need a nap or else the red wine will slay me.

Some photos from our day below, before my phone decided to die at 17%.

Happiest of weekends, guys! Ours is looking like sunshine!



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