Candy, Charities and Sugar Camps

My heart goes out to all those affected by the accident, in Saskatchewan on Friday evening.  So many lives taken too soon.  Our school is wearing green today to honour them. <3

I went grocery shopping Friday before picking up the girls.  For those of you who know me, you know what a sweet tooth I have and that candy is my pitfall.  Well, Superstore decided to put together this set up and let’s just say it was EXTREMELY hard walking past this and not putting any of it in my cart.

I texted my girl Alicia, and she screamed at me to KEEP WALKING, and so I did.  Thanks Alicia!  My father gave THESE to the girls for Easter and it’s been hard enough staying away from them!

Not to mention when I hosted the Chinese students back in January I had bought a Costco sized bin of sour keys (My ULTIMATE fav!) and I JUST finished them a few weeks back…..whoops!  All about moderation right? (Although I doubt a COSTCO sized bin of sour keys qualifies as moderation! Haha

Remember on Friday Favs when I posted about the yoga cushions I had just purchased???  Yeah, well….looks like I’ve lost them already!

Saturday, the girls had gymnastics.  I just LOVE that they have gymnastics every week on the weekend.  It gives us a reason to get up and get going on Saturday and it also ensures that they get a good amount of exercise to burn of some energy.

Before gymnastics, I was in the room getting ready when I heard lots of laughing and commotion going on in the kitchen.  I decided to investigate and this is the scene that I walked out on.  I can’t even explain how much these girls love to help.

Tell me, will this end??  Do all children love helping with the cleaning and cooking??  Or is this something that my kids genuinely enjoy?  I hope it’s the latter, because it is really lovely.

And of course, as always, we practice our yoga and our gymnastics….these guys never stop moving! (and never stop talking lol)

 

 

After gymnastics (Matt stayed home to bike train), the girls and I went to Nana’s (my mom’s) house for lunch and to play some domino’s.

We enjoyed some family reading time in our bed.  The girls pick out books from the library every week and Matt and I each take turns reading them.  This week, Leah picked out a My Little Pony GRAPHIC novel, and it was Matt’s turn to read.  The girls INSISTED that he read with “pony voices”…….it was EXTREMELY enjoyable….more so for me than the girls!

Saturday evening, I went to Bridge the Gap, a fundraiser for Youth Mental Wellness/Health.  It was held at Five Bridges in Riverview and there was music, food and of course a silent auction.  It was a really great time and was in support of a great cause.  I went with my mother and her best friend and met up with my bestie and another close girlfriend and their husbands.

And then on Sunday, we got up and went to Trites Maple Sugar camp.

It was beyond mucky, however, so Matt stayed in the car (don’t worry- he had brought a podcast to listen to thinking this might be happy and was SUPER content to stay in the warm car and knew he was getting a maple treat when we came back) and the girls and I trekked up towards the pancake house.

They had a BLAST jumping in puddles, getting muddy and checking out EVERY SINGLE bucket to see how much sap was in each one.

They we ended the trip with lunch at Subway.

And then while Matt was training, my mom came over and we played some Jenga.

We had a FABULOUS weekend and hope you all did as well.  On to a BUSY week as it is Parent/Teacher Interview week!  Happy Monday everyone!

Namaste

Blissful Bhakti Babe

2 thoughts on “Candy, Charities and Sugar Camps

  1. I love reading your Blog. I especially love seeing the pics of the whole family using the kitchen. Your kitchen was the first accesible I designed…

    1. Thanks Stacy! We love it 🙂 can’t wait to work with you again someday!

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