Wednesday, February 24, 2010

peek a boo

So very delicious. I just want to munch on those cheeks.  She's a real delight these days.  Even though she's completely a destructor. Destroying everything in her path.

Today I lunched with work pals.  It was lovely to see everyone and the inevitable question "when are you coming back?" arose.  Well, I guess, when I have a job offer, but what I really wanted to say was, "not for a while."  Oh how would I love to have the summer with my girls.  We are going to expand the lawn so we can put in a paddling pool.  We are going to plant a garden, have picnics, go to the pool, the beach, blow bubbles, run through the sprinklers, play hopscotch, and eat popsicles in the sun.  We have so much to do.  They have so many smiles to share with me.  I want to be there for every single one.

I woke up this morning knowing that it was going to be a productive day and it was.  I cleaned, cooked, lunched and even organized the garage.  My main goal for that last task was to locate the karaoke machine and I was successful.  I can't wait to rock out with Annie.

I felt very put together as I went for lunch.  I remembered everything for Lila (lots of food, bib, water, diapers etc.).  I even managed to put on make-up and comb my hair.  As I walked into the restaurant feeling very accomplished, I suddenly ran my tongue across my teeth to discover that furry early morning feeling.  Shit - I forgot to brush my teeth.  Ah well, perfection sucks.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

west of west

The hub and I are enjoying the last hours of our trip to Tofino.  We arrived Friday morning before noon and have been enjoying every second of R&R.  We're staying at our favourite place Middle Beach Lodge.  It's so stunningly beautiful and such an incredible place to lay low.  We've been laying so low that we decided to forgo the BBQ salmon dinner being served at the lodge last night for another night of pizza delivery and a movie.  I know it sounds so lame, but the pizza is awesome and well, who can beat pizza and a movie in bed listening to the ocean?

My folks are on kid duty and I've been checking in about twice a day.  Damn  - I sure miss my little girls.  I can't wait to hear Annie yelling for us as we unlock the front door and then see Lila's big smile.  It sounds like they have been having a ball with my folks.  I can only assume the grandparents are sufficiently tired and will sleep soundly tonight (off duty).

We've gone on some amazing walks on the beaches.  We are planning on hitting Long Beach on our way home this morning.  It's been so much fun to be alone with Drew.  We've been for long walks in the dark, been adequately loopy and laughed a lot.  It's been so important to remember who we are as a couple.  Yeehaa for this little getaway!