One of the major highlights was Ashley, Mike and Noah coming to visit. It was soooo nice to finally meet them in person. I feel like I've 'known' Ashley for years. We've gone through pregnancy and having little boys together. Why do we have to live so far apart?
On Thursday, we met up with them and Alison, Delainey and Cruz for a walk in Confederation Park. It was a gorgeous day- hot for us!
|Delainey and her boyfriends|
|The babies must have been looking at Audrey running away...|
In the afternoon, we had a blogger potluck at my house- Lindsey and Avery came in from Red Deer, Alison and Delainey, Ashley and Noah, and Leigh. It was a fun, casual time and so nice to get everyone together. Thanks Ashley for coming into town to give us an excuse to get together!
|Audrey and Mike|
|Audrey checking out the Komodo dragon|
|Bloggers do the Zoo!|
Saturday morning we went to a Stampede Pancake breakfast in our neighbourhood. We got there early enough that we barely had to wait for food.
They had awesome activities for kids- way better than the Canada Day celebration that we went to earlier in the week. Audrey had her face painted with 2 little flowers. She wanted the cow face but her face is too small!
|"The cow face"|
|"Sorry, your face is too small. How about flowers?"|
|Showing me her flowers|
She rode a "tractor"
...and then begged us to go in the bouncy castle. I thought she was too little but she proved me wrong and climbed up it with no fear.
|It was exhausting for Leo|
|Dancing to the band|
After the pancake breakfast, we went to pick up our race packages for Sunday's race. Audrey was pretty pumped. We stopped to have lunch and grabbed a Phil and Sebastien's coffee before heading home.
|Audrey's race shirt and bib|
|My race shirt, socks & bib|
I also found out that Aden & Anais swaddling blankets make great scarves in a pinch when your baby sucks on your shirt while you are trying on clothes, in a very ill-placed spot. It did not match my outfit but it was better than a huge wet spot!
The alarm clock went off too early on Sunday morning. Both kids didn't sleep well and it seemed like a crime to wake them up at 6am but we had to do it.
The 5k started at 8am. I checked the forecast the night before and it said it was going to be hot but it was actually cool, overcast and even spit on us for a bit. Pretty ideal race conditions actually!
The race was a lot of fun, although my sis might say otherwise! We ran at a comfortable pace and saw a bunch of running friends before, during and after the race. My brother-in-law (my sis' husband) and my sister-in-law, hubby's brother's wife, both came to cheer us on.
We didn't break any records (I'll do a full recap later) but we finished upright and happy.
We had a pancake breakfast and then the kids race started. Parents were allowed to race with the kids for the really little ones so hubby held Audrey's hand and ran with her. She ran almost the entire thing, except to stop to pull up her pants!! She loved it! I think we have another runner in the family!
|Look at that concentration!|
(Thanks Auntie for the 'real' camera photos!)
So proud of my girl!
We were all exhausted so we went home and had a nice long family nap! Just what we all needed!
We went to my sis' house for a BBQ that night since she had relatives in town.