Forget March, May is where the madness happens.
We’ve been busy, but in a fantastic way, between celebrating a brand new 6-year-old, enjoying Mother’s Day, and taking a couple nights away to celebrate our anniversary. Somewhere in there I started a new semester of school, so this week will be spent wrapping my head around due dates and papers and picking up remnants of balloons and wrapping paper.
First, the beautiful birthday girl and her new wheels.
And her requested “rainbow butterfly” cake (yup, she’s a girl :)), another reminder that cake decorating is sooo not my thang. I broke an actual sweat over this, guys. Don’t be cheap like me and buy the multi-coloured chocolate chips, just go ahead and buy as many individual colours as you need because separating them into colour piles late at too-high-of-a-temperature night = the stuff of hot summer nightmares.
The next day dawned as Mother’s Day, and the kiddos didn’t disappoint, with my requested big skillet in appearance. To keep it a little less utilitarian (although useful gifts are exactly my favourite gifts), there were also chocolates, which Theo was reluctant to relinquish.
The next day we left for two nights away and, as one does after 8 years of marriage for fear of being called boring, I got me some pink hair. The kids were more surprised than Carl – he’s used to me :)
We ate some of the best sushi ever, had breakfast crepes after 10:00 am because sleeping-in-I-have-no-words, wandered in gorgeous weather, dined for $4.95 instead of dressing up and creating foodie expectations, and both had a first-ever caramel apple, which, while gorgeous, mostly tasted like an apple and a chocolate bar, but not as good as either of those is separately.
Phew. I hope the rest of May is a little less eventful :)