Sunday Six-Pack: Birthday Edition

This weekend was full of new beginnings and bittersweet endings. We celebrated a birthday, finished hockey season and are looking forward to lacrosse, baseball and life with a three-year-old. Late nights, anticipation and a hefty dose of sugar have made for some cranky kids tonight.

6. We are going to have to move our after-dinner ball games to the park soon. Findley came within inches of breaking the neighbor’s window this weekend. His swing is getting strong and he is connecting with the ball with most pitches. Bronwyn is even getting into the game. She’s nervous to run the bases, but she has watched her brother enough to know how to tap the plate and do a practice swing before the first pitch. It won’t be long before she’s breaking windows of her own.

5. Grandma finally made it out to one of Findley’s games this Saturday – and just in time. It was the last game of the season. Findley spent most of the game laying on the ice. He crouches down into what he feels is an aggressive defensive position, but it changes his centre of gravity and messes up his balance, leaving him sliding across the ice on his belly. Dean will have to work on that next year. He did manage to stay upright long enough to score a quick goal, this one for Grandma. As much as I was looking forward to the end of hockey season, I think I’m going to miss the rink. I really enjoyed watching my little hockey player skate.

4. Now that hockey is officially over, Dean had his first lacrosse coaching session. He spent two and a half hours going over drills and plays and couldn’t wait to get home and try them out on Finn. Poor Dean, Finn just wanted to hit balls, he wasn’t interested in his dad’s new cool moves. After five minutes, Finn had given up on lacrosse and moved into the yard to play baseball. I am sure once the season starts up, he’ll show more enthusiasm.

3. Bronwyn, Grandma and I spent most of the weekend getting ready for Bronwyn’s big birthday party. Trips to the Costco and Home Depot, hours cutting out paper pinwheels and sorting through jelly beans (and tasting a few for quality control) were just the tip of the iceberg. We seemed to have more time than good judgment and ended up making party hats and decorations until the wee hours of the morning. I have seen enough pink and purple card stock to last at least until Bronwyn turns four.

2. We woke up to rain this morning, but it didn’t stop us from having a great third birthday party at Riverdale Farm. Friends and family didn’t let the weather keep them away either. It was great to see everyone and we were blown away at the effort everyone made to spend the morning with us. Bronwyn had a great day and will be talking about her party for weeks to come.

1. Thank you again to everyone for coming out and sharing Bronwyn’s day with us and for your generous gifts. Bronwyn spent the afternoon opening her presents, trying on outfits and playing with her new toys. Dean has never seen so much sparkly pink!

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