Yesterday was one of those perfect days you wish wouldn’t end: beautiful weather, childcare for Iain for half the day, Aidan and I driving around the city getting errands run which gave me a great sense of accomplishment, a picnic in the park, an afternoon on the deck… Both boys took an afternoon nap enabling me to ignore the spit up smeared floor (great image there, huh?) and hair balls to go outside and knit. Yesterday marked the very first time I have knit on our back deck. It was heaven!
DH was home ‘early’ (aka on time) and the five of us (Para too!) enjoyed supper and games outside – another first for the deck. Although we have had some gorgeous weather since we moved into this house in January, yesterday was the first day that it was the perfect temperature to sit outside in a t-shirt and knit. There was just enough of a breeze to keep it from being too warm or for bugs to find me.
After I picked Iain up from drop off childcare at the St. John's Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC), we had a picnic and then played in the playground across the street from the Centre. The MFRC is located on the base at Pleasantville.
The particular section where the Centre is housed is pretty much a ghost town these days so we almost always have the playground to ourselves. Because Pleasantville is located on a hill and next to Quidi Vidi Lake, it is almost always windy. Iain kept himself pressed up against me the whole time he was eating his sandwich for fear he might blow away. Iain is often concerned about blowing away. That makes living here a little tough some days as wind is just part of life here, ranging from a breeze to a gale at any given time. I’m not sure what gave him the impression that he could blow away but it is something he takes very, very seriously.
Aidan, on the other hand, doesn’t take much seriously.