Muffins, BBQ and War Horse, a wonderful way to spend the weekend.
This weekend was one of those rare weekends when I chose to do only a little bit of work. I had some time to myself, some time with my family and a lovely evening with new friends. It was the perfect weekend despite the gloomy, cold and rainy weather.
After Kindermusik we went to Starbucks with the boys and they were BIG fans of the new Peaches and Cream Muffins. However, I looked up the nutritional information once I got home and have decided that these little sugary fat bombs (16 grams of fat per muffin!) will probably not be eaten by my children again anytime soon. You can see the pure sugar rush as he enjoyed his muffin.
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Saturday morning my husband worked so I got to have some mom and the boys time. We played with trains, read books, ate organic macaroni and giggled as much as possible. I wish we could have gone outside. It has been raining every day since I bought the boys tricycles earlier this week. Every day I hope that I can teach them soon to ride the tricycles.
In the evening on Saturday we were invited for dinner at the home of one of the boys nursery school friend’s house. We were pretty excited! This is the first time that we have been invited over to the home of one of their classmates, and quite honestly we rarely get invited over to any one’s house for dinner. Since my husband is a chef, very few people feel comfortable having us over for a meal. It’s too bad because we would love to go anywhere. We’d eat tuna sandwiches or Kraft Dinner if it meant we could get out and socialize with other adults. Driving up, I was in awe of their large beautiful home, and their warm, friendly nature made us feel instantly welcome. It was a crazy dinner with kids everywhere but the food was wonderful, the wine was delightful and the company even better. Hoping we made a good impression and can get together again soon.
Sunday I got to take some time to myself and catch up with a friend from graduate school in Toronto. We went out for lunch and to see War Horse. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to see the stage production, I would highly recommend it. While the storyline is different from the movie (I suspect it is closer to the actual story) it is a captivating, engaging and heartfelt performance. I worried that I would be distracted by the puppeteering and not engage with the horse, but in fact it was almost the opposite. I was drawn to the characters, the storyline and marvelled at the puppetry. I would not recommend the play for children as the war scenes are loud and violent, but it is truly a performance not to be missed.