25/52 – An impromptu visit to the lake for a short 24 hour visit. Managed to get the boat in, go for a boat ride to the marina for ice cream, fish for pike and toast some marshmallows. I call that a successful 24 hours!
24/52 – The cottage is my happy place. I’ve always loved being near the water and the sight and sounds of it are near and dear to me. I can feel my whole body relax when we pull into the cottage drive knowing that soon I will be hearing the loons call and the waves lap onto the dock. I love that you love it too.
23/52 – Out of nowhere you asked me to teach you how to play chess. It’s not my favourite game. I have no patience for it and because of that I am an awful player. But I was happy to teach you. You did pretty well. And when you became bored with it, your brother subbed in for you. And quickly beat me soundly.
21/52 – When the others are away at playdates and birthday parties, some one-on-one mama and Iris mani-pedis are called for. Magenta nails and sparkly black toes were today’s choice.
21/52 – Happy birthday to our smart, handsome, funny, athlete, big brother and first born. I can’t believe 12 years have passed since you made me a mama for the first time. I’m so proud of everything you are and do. Can’t wait to see what the next 12 years brings for you. Love you more!