It’s Freddy’s 15th birthday today! Fifteen years and one day ago, after I got out of the bathtub and beached myself onto our bed, I felt yet another Braxton Hicks contraction and heard a faint “pop” sound. Jason was at a friend’s house playing poker, and my due date wasn’t for another couple of weeks so this all came as a bit of a surprise. We had just moved into our newly built house and hadn’t yet had our blinds put in so as I tore through the house naked, my waters pooling around my feet with each step, the whole neighborhood was able to watch a National Geographic documentary without paying for the subscription. Freddy was born 3 hours later weighing 8lb 7oz. He was the quietest, cuddliest baby of all of my kids. He’s got a gentle disposition but a strong will, and a cheeky sense of humour.
It was a short week last week (for the kids, which means long for the parents) but we managed to squeeze quite a bit into those four days. Friday was a Professional Development Day and so because today is a holiday, the kids had a four-day long weekend.
The weather has been decent so we spent as much time as we could outdoors. Katie and I brought Callum to the park and at one point we looked over at him and he had his knickers down and was going pee in the grass. Thankfully nobody else saw him.
Katie’s school had their track meet on Wednesday and we’re so glad that it didn’t rain. I hated track meets when I was a kid but I always ran the 100m and 400m because nobody else wanted to. At our middle school, everyone is required to participate in at least 3 events. Katie did the 100m (because it’s over the quickest and she hates running), shot-put and discus. There was a parent volunteer at the end of the 100m race who held her hand out to collect Katie’s sticker but Katie didn’t know what she wanted so she gave her a high five. We had such a good laugh about that! You had to see it.
Callum had his first swimming lesson. He got super clingy with me and wouldn’t go in the water so next week I have to wear my bathing suit and go in with him. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. He looks all happy here but things changed pretty quick once he realized I wasn’t going in the water with him.
On Friday, Freddy and I dropped Katie and Callum off at my parent’s house and then I took him shopping for his birthday. It was SO NICE to be able to have one-on-one time with him! We literally never EVER get to be together without anyone else around so I was so thankful to my mom and dad and Katie for taking care of Callum while we spent a couple of hours together. <3
Andrew took Callum for me for a couple of hours on Saturday and I ran a super slow 12 miler in the sunshine. Then we bought a cute little bistro set for our back patio and sat out there for a while and ordered in Indian food for dinner. We dropped Callum off to Andrew’s parents on Sunday afternoon and Andrew and I headed out into the heat for a run together. It was a cooker! Then we got showered and ready and went out to Fort Langley for dinner at the Fort Pub. No photos, no proof, so you’ll just have to believe me.
Even though it’s Monday, it still feels like it’s the weekend because it’s Victoria Day here today!
Thanks to Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets for hosting yet another Week in Review!
Did you take swimming lessons when you were a kid?
Did you participate in track meets? Were you forced to or did you like it? Which events?