Let me start by saying SORRY to those of you we didn't get to see during Shel's visit. We wanted to get to see everyone, but we also needed some MUCH overdue family time.
Shel's 2:00 flight became an 8:00 one after the original flight was cancelled. So any plans for Saturday went out the window and it became a waiting game to see if stand by flights, car rentals, etc would come through.
Sunday we took Hayden down to the bluffs to feed the birds (Yes, I know we're not supposed to, but come on you do it too!). After we ran out of bird food, we decided to go to the beach. but instead, as we were driving over, we noticed that the Scarborough Bluffs Sailing Club was having an open house. We turned in, and after a tour of the club were offered a sail. Which was GREAT! We left there and headed to a picnic in the park with some friends. Home to a jigs dinner, and we were tuckered out for the day.
Monday Hayden went to school, so Shel and I spent a GREAT day together scouting out the location of our photo shoot (Humber Bay Park). Shel and I LOVE to just "be" and it was great to go and just sit on the rocks with each other, and have some much missed alone time. We picked up Hayden from School and headed out to Colberg and the "Big Apple". (which was closed, and actually not all that fun, but it was a family trip. and We were lacking in that department for sure!
Tuesday was the day of the Photo shoot, and we had a lot of time with my friend Milica and her daughter as we got some great shots. We picked Hayden up from school, and then went and got his hair cut. I know it doesn't sound too exciting, but Hayden has refused to cut his hair for about 5 months!
Wednesday we went to the science fair, and Thursday we kept Hayden out of school and went to Fort York Armoury and then in the afternoon, Shel taught Hayden to ride his bike. Friday cousins came in to say goodbye to Shel, then we went on a date that included Dump and a Movie. :)
So it was a pretty packed week, and not nearly enough time together, but it was great to have him here with us, with all the hugs you could ask for.