This past Saturday my husband and I had planned on taking our little one out apple picking; until, Friday afternoon, I realized I was off on Cord Community production schedule by a week. I thanked my lucky stars I had finished everything I needed to get done ahead of time, and called in huge favours from those who were on my hit list. All went well in the end, but it meant having to cut short our family Saturday. So, instead of apple picking we slept in, ate a delicious breakfast and took our baby out to Nauman's Farm. We decided on this location as it was close to us, had a pumpkin patch, and offered fresh produce.
I love the little one like crazy, but sometimes mommy and daddy need a break from the parenting to go out and be together for a while. Especially when it comes to reconnecting with our good friends (although the friends love hanging out with the babe too). So, as a treat, this past Saturday our boo's Nana and Grandpa came to watch the little one, while we went with a couple of our closest friends to the annual Food & Drink Festival. It is held at the Kitchener Market every year and we rolled up there around 4:30...when it was all just starting to get underway.
In all honesty, it was lots of fun and we had a good time, but I really enjoyed Solstice Sampling more than this event. I think this all stems from the first item we tried, having been the price it would normally cost when bought at the actual restaurant. So, that seemed a little weird to me, for a sampling event. But then, maybe this is more of a food show and not really a sampling show? Although, we had tons of fun with the free photo booth! It was the best part of the night, getting the images right there, each couple receiving a batch of them! We looked like dorks, but we loved it.
For reference 1 ticket = $1. You bought them in sets of 10, same as Solstice. However, Solstice included a couple with your entry ticket. Both also provided wine glasses, but Food & Drinks were glass compared to Solstice's plastic.
I've spruced up the blog a bit, gave it a bit of an Autumn flavour. Check out the subtitle and the orange for the changing colours. Hoping to do the same in winter and spring, if I can keep this up that long. Just thought One Mama's Summer alone didn't make sense anymore.
Sorry for the long delay as well, been quite busy with work and volunteering for the Cord Community Edition. I am in full swing, which is not such a bad thing. Although, sometimes I feel as though I am running on fumes. Or I have those nights where I can't seem to fall asleep, but for the life of me I try because I know the next day is going to be full and I don't want to feel like a deflated tire.
Since returning to work, weekends have now become a new experience for me. I now see them as whole days spent with my babe and my husband, so I want to make the most of them; while relaxing and enjoying them. Our most recent plan has been to have one busy weekend day and one sit around and be lazy weekend day (where the little one can walk around the place and just play with her toys and us, since she is walking EVERYWHERE now). They grow so quick.
This past weekend Saturday was our lounge day. We did our shopping for the week, our laundry, and just generally hung out at home as a family. It was very nice. The only other outing we had was to the park, so the little one could attempt walking on uneven ground, on the grass. She had fun, even didn't mind so much sitting on it and pulling it from the ground. Yay, progress!
Last Tuesday I started work once again. The little one went to daycare for the first time. That first day was one of the hardest I have been through. Not only did she seem unfazed to be going somewhere else and not seeing me, but my work seemed to have moved on without me as well. So, I had a little one all to happy to be away from me, or at least it seemed that way to me, and my job was now someone else's and I was being given all of the crummy jobs that I had diligently spent five plus years getting away from. It seems my seniority is shot, all because I decided to have a child (although, I think in the end it was all worth it). Now I have to work extra hard to try to re-earn my position, while watching my little one find herself in a new situation.
The second day she caught on to us leaving her with someone else the whole day and was not as easy to part with. The third day she was balling by the time we handed her over, and my heart was breaking. But our caretaker assured us that she was actually doing quite well and enjoying herself. She just seems to have a bad habit where she doesn't like when someone leaves a room or the house, she cries when doors cut her off from people. So, I am not sure it is a missing me thing. Although, when she and Daddy come to get me at the end of the day she is uber clingy and doesn't even like me putting her in the car seat to drive home. Be still my heart.
Fair warning, this blog may be very emotional. This past weekend was the last weekend before I am heading back to work. So, for a fair amount of it, I spent my time hugging my daughter, kissing her, and generally dreading the moment I would be parted from her. I wanted it to be a 'WOW' weekend, but my husband was feeling more mellow and that we should stick close to home. So we did a bit of both.
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