Even though it’s only late January, I feel like the frigid temperatures have been around for so long. We hit in the positives yesterday, so Andy and I decided to get outside and go on a walk at one of our favourite places.
I rarely go to Lemoine Point at dusk, but man what a beautiful time to go. The orange glow permeates the landscape and it makes you feel like everything is right with the world.
Most of the time, I listen to podcasts when I’m on a walk, but I opted for a bit of quiet this time. Fitting, since I had forgotten to charge my phone the night before and my phone died during the walk anyways. It’s sad to say, but I had forgotten how nice it is to just listen to the sounds of nature around you. The sound of Andy trailing behind me in his sled. The sound of squirrels scampering among the branches. The sound of my own boots crunching the snow beneath my feet. We so often forget about these things.
So more about this sled, which is possibly the best thing ever. Andy and I borrowed it from our friends/neighbours on Sunday so we took it with us for the walk vAndy honestly had a blast. He sang the whole time. And when we went down little slopes the sled ran a bit ahead of me and he sang a little louder. I think it was a completely new experience for him because he had a full 360 degree view of the world around him. He wasn’t in a carrier or in a stroller, with partially obstructed views.
It’s sad to think that my daytimes with Andy will soon be drawing to a close, and it’s moments like these that I’ll miss the most.
A few play dates for Andy this week, including lunch with his birthday twin! Andy and this sweet girl were born on the same day. She is lovely and demure, and has the most precious little cries. Andy is more of a rough and tumble type and so it took some time for them to adjust to each other’s very different styles. They had finger foods for lunch while we parents had Kelvin’s delicious barbacoa tacos and talked about Scandinavian culture, language, and how Manila and Colombia share more than a few similarities.
Andy also went sledding for the first time! We borrowed a sled from some friends who live in our neighbourhood (it’s like the olden days when you can walk over to a neighbour’s house to borrow some sugar!) and walked in circles in our backyard for a whole ten minutes. He had a blast.
This upcoming week is a really exciting one as I am heading to Toronto on Thursday for a conference without Andy. Kelvin will be in charge of him for 48 hours and to say he is super anxious would be the understatement of the century. His hesitation aside, I know it will be great and that they’ll have a fantastic time.