Yesterday we met my very good friend Marnie, who was my roommate through most of university, and her daughter Molly and all trekked to the St. Jacobs Farmers Market. I picked up my log o' summer sausage, some Dutch apple squares, some preserves and we enjoyed a coffee among the throngs. From there we went back to Marnie's new house (new to her) and Emily played with her three yung'uns for the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon. Hope showed off her crawling skills and I got to enjoy a good visit with Marn. Her parents were visiting which meant her mom watched the kids so we could relax a bit. A definite treat right now.
After we returned to Tamara's, Emily played, Hope took a big sleep and I relaxed a bit again. The day ended with Greg bringing us Blizzards to give us some respite from the nasty heat.
The most challenging part of being away with the kids on my own is getting them to bed at night. We're all sleeping in the same room. Emily always talks and sings to herself while she is falling asleep so it's hard sometimes to get Hope in "the zone." I'm relying on the boobs to lull in her into dreamland. If that doesn't work, I'm stuck. I don't know what I'd be doing if I was bottle feeding.
After lunch we're off to John's sister's house. Emily will play with her cousins, Kennedy and Claire, and then we're off to Omi's house after supper.
Sorry for this very uninspired post that reads like a tour itinerary but my brain is running on fumes right now.