Monday, January 5, 2015

Weekend Recap

I'm starting this Weekend Recap with a couple of photos from our New Year's Eve.  We were not able to get a babysitter but we had been invited to a party.  It was our plan to hop on the subway with E, stay for about an hour, and then head home.  I wasn't keen on bringing a child to a late night party where no one else would have children with them, but I wanted to see our friends.  E was actually pretty well behaved and we extended our stay.  Around 10:00 or so, I asked him if he wanted to go to sleep and he said yes, and he fell asleep on the couch in the basement.  

Looks comfy

We continued on with the party and stayed until 1:00.  We just went down to wake up E and took him home on the subway and he was okay with that.  He slept in the next day, which was great for us!

Happy New Year!

Although I went to work on Friday, I feel like it was a long weekend.  E is going to take skiing lessons this year at Centennial Park (located between Toronto and Mississauga). We went over to the hill on Saturday morning so he could get fitted for boots and a helmet.  Lessons are supposed to start this Tuesday but it may be pushed back since we don't really have any snow.  He is excited to start his lessons.

We took down all of our Christmas decorations. It is always sad to see them go, but more so this year since our house is in desperate need of some sort of decor/design and now that the Christmas things are gone, we don't have a lot going on.  To Pinterest/Houzz/Sarah Richardson's Book we go!

All packed up

We also swung by the pool where E starts lessons next week.  It is a new pool for us, so we wanted to get the lay of the land before the actual lesson day.  Then some of our neighbours were having a drop in so we stopped by there before supper.  We met a few new neighbours and got to see some that came to our party.  

Sunday morning started with yucky weather so E and I snuggled up on the couch to watch Treehouse.  

 I made some cheddar tarragon tea biscuits for breakfast. Served with over easy eggs, they were quite yummy,

The weather cleared up in the afternoon so we took a walk down by the river.

We saw a couple of trees that had been chewed away by what we can only guess are beavers.

See the little teeth marks

Getting the burrs off of E's mitt.  Leather gloves weren't good for making snowballs but they are ideal for removing burrs.

And for supper, Moroccan flavoured stuffed peppers.  Couscous, chick peas, apricots, pine nuts, carrots, spices, fresh mint.  Very tasty!
From Michael Smith's new cookbook Family Meals


  1. That is pretty cool, seeing the beaver teeth marks on the tree. And it looks like a big tree. The stuffed peppers look good...I may have to look up that recipe. How exciting for E to have both skiing and swimming lessons. He will have fun.

  2. What an awesome low key weekend and such a well behaved boy for NYE!!