This week has nicely captured some of my big life themes, or lessons in progress, and served them to me raw: patience with the unpacking process, being reminded these little people need a present mama, taking time for myself, eating good-for-me foods, the long days make for good laughs later. I am so happy to be here in this house, starting our story. Together. It's a process, but we're making progress towards organizing our belonging, setting up the rooms, giving the girls a daily rhythm.
Hailey, Robin and I took a moment to watch the first snowfall of the season. We sat in front of the fireplace in the playroom, eating dried cranberries, and sang songs about snowflakes. That was a nice moment, and I am trying to remember to make more like that. Sitting quietly with the girls generates so much more love than unpacking boxes.
I let Abby decorate her littlest sister while I cooked my first homemade meal in our house. Another cure for boredom!
It has been a busy week, full of unpacking, organizing, sorting, groceries, play dates and laundry. But in between the to-dos, I have been carving out little moments with Rich, and practicing yoga, and a morning trip to the By Ward Market this past weekend.
My mum, Summer and I went for tea, walked along the farmer's booths, shopped for housewares and caught up with each other after such a busy week. I love the market. I have so many stories, so much history in that neighbourhood. I love that it is always changing, but the important parts stay the same: the farmers booths, the sidewalks, the view of the peace tower. Lucky for us, one of my other favourite places has stayed open for business: Le Boulanger Francais and its back room restaurant, Benny's Bistro.
|Summer naps in Tea Store while mum and I enjoyed caramel tea and a scone.|