This year Family day brought not only a day off work and time with my daughter, but also, a new challenge came into play. This year not only was my other half not off for the day, but he was working the night shift all weekend. This means 3 full days where it was just my daughter and I all weekend together. No problem, there's tons we can do together but now we have to be quiet or out of the house all day. We found tons of great stuff to do in town.
Saturday - Micheals for art supplies (Alyssa got beading work while I picked up a canvas and clothes pins for my Menu Board Project), Lunch at Swiss Chalet, Shoe Shopping at the Shoe Company (where in this town can I find dressy silver shoes for Alyssa to wear with her flower girl dress next month?) Chapters (Alyssa picked out a new Disney Fairies chapter book, and I picked up "The Happiness Project" and "It's Your Money" by Gail Vaz- Oxlade - yay new books!)
Sunday - Coffee Culture (we were really early for the market), The Covent Garden Market (Alyssa's never been and lovers going to the farmers market plus they have a shop with tons of gluten free products for munchkin), and The Real Canadian Superstore (working on a list of brands and products she can actually eat)
Monday - This was the most challenging day for sure as so many things were closed for the Holiday. YMCA Bob Hayward (swimming is always a blast - we even did the Swim to Survive Challenge!), Lunch at McDonalds, home again for a maternity photo shoot and then an Arts and Crafts Extravaganza in the basement
While it was a good (but busy) weekend, there are some little moments that stood out. We both loved the chance to get creative with our arts and crafts. It's the first time in years I've pulled out my paints, got on the floor and worked with wood and canvas. What a blast! It was a great time for both of us and it really energized me. Take a look at some of the projects we did!
We made a few different baked goods over the weekend to meet with my daughters insane list of food sensitivities. We made cookies, protein bars, and bread. Alyssa was thrilled to make all these items and have them available to her in the house but surprisingly, she was most hapy and excited about her bread. Now all she wants is peanut butter and Jelly Sandwiches! I was so proud of her, and could clearly see she was proud of herself as she made herself a sandwich on Sunday Night.
I hope your weekend was just as amazing! I would love to hear what you and your family did to celebrate!