This was one of those weekends that are so busy that you need a weekend just to recover! Patrick’s parents arrived on Friday to stay for the weekend. The weather has been so crummy this month that we thought it would be fun to go to the Aquarium on Saturday. It was super busy, but we got great seats for the Beluga show and ate our picnic lunch at the same time. I was so thankful, again, for the umbrella stroller – it’s so light and manoeuvrable compared to the full-size stroller. I found myself feeling negative thoughts toward people who had brought the big, bulky strollers (like the lady with the double-wide Chariot). Nicholas had a great time playing the kid’s area, chasing other kids around and showing everyone how well he can pull himself to standing. He wasn’t very interested in looking into the tanks yet, but I’m sure that will come in time.
Sunday became a bit of a hectic day. Nicholas presented Patrick with his Father’s Day gift and then we went out for breakfast. This was perhaps not the best idea, since Patrick had to be at work by 11am, but we had a nice little breakfast in a coffee shop in Port Coquitlam (quiches and breakfast wraps). My mum joined us because she and Elaine had driven down for the day (crazy lady – one day after moving!). We sent Patrick off to work and I drove Peter & Janey to Chuck’s (so they could have some visiting time) while Mum stayed with Nicholas. When I arrived home at 1pm, he had just fallen asleep (he missed his morning nap) – uh-oh, we were supposed to be at Lochlan’s birthday party at 2pm. Luckily it wasn’t one of those occasions when we had to be right on time. The party was fantastic – a house full of people and lots of little kids to play with (not to mention new toys he’d never seen before). I love that he’s not afraid to walk into a new place with new people and just jump right into whatever’s happening! I wonder if that’s a character trait he’ll always have.
Because of the party, his afternoon nap was pushed late (he didn’t nap until 5pm) … and then guess what happened at bed time? What is normally an easy process, somewhere between 8 and 9 pm, became a hair-pulling exercise that lasted until 10:30pm! Oh dear!
Update (Jun 19): still not back on track with naps and bedtime yet – both naps are an hour or two behind what we had come to know as “normal” and he’s not going to sleep until 10:30pm. He’s been waking up after 8am, so I’m going to try waking him up earlier tomorrow. I really hate to interrupt his sleep, but I’m hoping it will get him back on track again.