We headed in to Family Day weekend 2018 with much less extravagant plans than last year's ski trip to Banff. We hardly had any plans at all, actually, besides tickets to the lacrosse game Friday night. Monday was a stat holiday for me so I booked Friday off, since Matthew was home, so we could enjoy a little added family time.
I still woke up early that day to enjoy some me time. I did a meditation and snapped the Instagram story photo above cozied up by the fire reading... about 5 minutes before the girlies joined me. It was still a much slower pace than normal starting with snuggles in our pyjamas. Even though I am home with them, working my daycare, I look forward to the days of being "off" with them again... Later we made a family event of going to the dog park. Which rarely happens. It had finally warmed up around (enough) around here to enjoy some fresh air so it was nice to get out! and all together!
We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing at home. I soaked up the slower pace, enjoying some journaling. On top of setting monthly intentions, I've been journaling on new moons which has brought some crazy cool clarity and results!
After dinner we took the c-train to the Roughnecks game. Matthew and I have gone before but this was a first for the girls! They were starting to get tired so the noise and intense fans were overwhelming at first... not to mention our behind the bench seats... but all it took was some ice cream to warm them up to the crowd ;)
Not to mention 20 home goals helping them learn the super fun score dance!
Saturday morning was a nice break from the usual rush off to ballet and gymnastics. We hung out at home on the snowy day... By the afternoon we were itching to get out and about and made the last minute decision to go to a movie. It "flowed" great for deciding just over an hour before showtime. (And if you know me, I love when plans flow...) We went to see Peter Rabbit which we all laughed at and enjoyed! The girls have only been to one other movie in theatres so they were excited! Not to mention happy about more treats coming their way again ;)
After the show, not ready to head home, we went next door to Chapters. The perfect place to stroll around on a snowy day, if you ask me. The girls chose a new princess treasury storybook, Matthew picked up a novel for work and I eyed up all the adorable baby goodies. For having no plans, the day turned out pretty great!
Sunday was another slow one. I have no pictures from that day to remind my "mommy brain" of what we did. We hung out more and Matthew spent some one on one time with the girls. They did a workout together and went shopping. This gave me some extra relax time and a chance to work on my new vlog. Have you watched it yet? See this post :)
Monday morning was for girl time! Daddy slept in after a late night hockey game. After lunch we headed downtown to Eau Claire to take in free Family Day festivities. (And this would be our example of plans that did not "flow"...) I guess tons of other families were seeking entertainment inside from the cold. The place was packed and lineups for any sort of activity were ridiculously long. After looping around, grabbing a coffee (which even that was disappointing) we left feeling like we should have chosen something else for the day.
Determined to make the best of it, and do something more than hanging at home, we decided to brave the cold and head to the lake for a skate. It had warmed up just enough for a little outside time but was still freezing and short lived. Nevertheless, it was better than earlier, and seeing the girls skating at sunset with their dad made my heart happy! It's been such a special thing for them to do together this year.
It was a great ending to a slow weekend that reminds us of what matters most -- time together. Exactly what Family Day is all about!