Photo dump of recent happenings
Just a few things that have been going on with us and the photos I took. Wish I would remember to capture more time with friends and maybe one of these days get J and I in a few shots. We’ll have thousands of pictures of our kids who will have no photographic evidence that they had parents.
Our friends Mike and Amanda were out from Calgary so we got to meet their son Jasper for the first time. It was nice exposure for our kids to be around a much younger baby, though their level of interest tended to swing from a bit too intense to so oblivious they almost ran right over him. They recently also met a very young baby, Audrey, the daughter of our friends Landon and Lisa, and I think they thought she was a doll. Wish I would have gotten pictures but I was too busy trying to prevent her from losing an eye or being given a concussion from Soren “sharing” his puzzles with her.
Last week John surprised me with a creative last minute date night. He had to sort of convince them to squeeze us in but we were able to go to a Long Table series at the Irish Heather, with a twist. You can read more about it here, but basically you join a big table of people in the Salty Tongue (the lunch restaurant of the Heather so it’s empty at supper) where you all cut fruit, boxes and boxes of it, for about an hour and a half. Or however long it takes this group of new friends to get their work done.
This night it was pears. We had to cut them in quarters, core them and put them in big bags. As payment we got a beer while we worked (I negotiated for a coke) and afterwards a meal of roast pork, potatoes and coleslaw. This unique event is over at the end of September when their regular Long Table resumes, but it’s a fun way to meet new people and enjoy a great meal for a little hard work.
As the weather turns colder I start to look for excuses to light candles, wear sweaters and drink hot chocolate. For a special treat the twins and I will warm up a grey afternoon by walking down to JJ Bean (where they have now become regulars to the staff) and share a hot chocolate. They are so good with their little cups, despite all the squirming and chatter about everything they see.
My little city babies. Happy Autumn everyone.