Here's a little look back at our week through Instagram pics. This post goes out to those among you for whom Friday is still a gift from the heavens. May the weekend bring you much-deserved joy!
Last weekend, the kids and I picked up my sister and travelled to Niagara Falls to meet our mom. The kids immediately asked to hit the pool at the Fallsview Casino Resort Hotel. Now that my little ones aren't so little, I don't actually have to go in the pool. One day I'll get my butt wet, but that day my sister and I were going to see Sugar Ray and I didn't want to have to start my hair over again. You know how that goes, ladies.
I didn't get any decent photos at the Sugar Ray show. If you were at the show, that was my sister yelling "Take it off!" Just so you know. Unfortunately, Mark McGrath says his abs were best viewed in the band's heyday.
Anyway, the next morning while Mom hit the casino, the rest of us took a walk down to the falls. The gift of a perfect spring day is rare and priceless around here so we enjoyed it.
As my sister and I struggled to get a selfie that didn't show three chins each, a passing (and quite good looking) Greek guy offered to take our picture. As I said on Instagram, my sister became flirtatious and he ran off. (He did have a woman with him, after all.)
On the way home from Niagara Falls, we always pass this strange roadside attraction. I never ask to stop because my husband gets grumpy while driving on the highway. Seeing as he wasn't with us this time, I made sure to stop. This is the burnt (by vandals) wreckage of the Grand Hermine in Jordan Harbour, created as a replica of the largest of three ships French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed up the St. Lawrence River. The kids and I had a look around the beach too.
We then stopped at the Prudhommes Antique Market, which also overlooks the shores of Lake Ontario.
The kids weren't super thrilled about stopping there, but we browsed (without buying) for a few minutes anyway.
As I said on What I Ate Wednesday, I have been on a bit of a health kick this week. I go through phases when I feel like trying out all kinds of recipes. And then there are weeks when I just want to eat veggie burgers at Harvey's. Anyway, I'm rolling with it while I still feel energetic.
My friend is selling her house and she gave me this pretty blanket she didn't want anymore. I put it on the couch when I got home and here's what happened. I am constantly astonished by what a princess Jolene is, considering her mysterious background (she was rescued from a high kill shelter). I often freeze in the evenings while she lies on my blanket. (Yes, I'm too lazy to get up and get another one.)
Are you happy to see Friday roll around again? Any fun plans for the weekend? My husband and my son are pretty excited about watching the Toronto Raptors game tonight.