Weekend Fun, Running and a 5 Year Old!

It’s been a great few days for Piper’s Run – no, I haven’t signed any deals or received anything (other then a great complement last night from Marathon By The Sea that they love my blog – fun, eh!). We just a great weekend celebrating our daughter’s 5th birthday! I’ll get to that in a minute but first….

I had booked Friday off work to get some stuff done for the birthday girl and spent the entire day with my husband. We managed to get to Halifax, shop, eat lunch at the Wooden Monkey and got back in time to pick up the girls.

The Monkey Pita

The Monkey Pita

Saturday, Lilly went to swimming lessons with Grammy, while Sai and I frantically ran around our house getting ready for her party. It was supposed to be outside but we ended up inside due to LOTS of rain 😦 Meh, they loved it and I took zero pictures – whoops!

After the party, Sai had to take off for work which always sucks but the girls were distracted by presents and Grandparents. I managed to sneak out of the house with my running buddy. Remember her? It’s been a while since I’ve chatted about Krystol since we haven’t been able to run together.

We ran in the HOT HOT sun Saturday afternoon, roughly 27C! It was great. We warmed up with 1k walking, ran 6k (my first 6k in months) and then walked another 1k to cool down. It was so frigging hot we had to walk a few times along the trail we ran on.

Sat Run

It was so GREAT to run with her again {and her dog Fletcher}. We chatted the whole time. It was really nice to be running outside with someone who shares a lot of the same things. Really missed that this winter. Slowly but surely we will be running races together again!

Lilly turned 5 on Sunday! She was so excited Saturday night that she couldn’t go to sleep and woke up saying “I’m five, I’m five”. We called Sai before we got out of bed and then moved onto her presents of course (bike and clothing).

Birthday fun & Zoo!

Birthday fun & Zoo! Lots of pictures for Daddy today πŸ™‚

Sunday morning, I took the girls to the Zoo where we had a picnic lunch before we came home to skype with Sai’s Mom. It was a bit of a challenging day for me, one that I was hoping would be a breeze like the day before but you can’t win them all. Hilary is really starting to challenge us on everything and trying to be MISS Independent! Needless to say, I may have grown a few more grey hairs yesterday.

We ended the day with cup cakes again and all was good. I can’t believe we have a 5 YEAR OLD now!

1 Day Old & 5 Year's Old.

1 Day Old & 5 Year’s Old.

How was your weekend?

How’s running in the heat for you?

Cake or Cup Cakes for Birthdays?

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24 thoughts on “Weekend Fun, Running and a 5 Year Old!

  1. Happy Birthday Lilly! It’s amazing how much changes in 5 years in our lives, right? ANd having a child, well, there you go.
    I would say mini cupcakes so that you can have lots of flavors. Or cookie cake.

    • Umm, yeah that’s a little unbearable for running, I’d say! 27C or 80F is hot for us but 97 would be rough! I probably wouldn’t run in that heat either BUT I have played in many soccer tournaments with in those temps!

    • It’s so good there, eh! I’ve never been to Calactus…….and I just checked out their menu. Great, now it’s on my list πŸ˜‰ I’ll have to tell him about it as he is often in Moncton transferring patients back and forth to PEI.

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