So the title of today's post pretty much sums up this weekend, it was a busy one! We are a couple of days away from leaving for our annual vacation to Hawaii and I am madly rushing about getting everything organized amidst some lovely celebrations and a little pampering time.
Friday afternoon Sydney and I headed out to my sister's house for a long overdue visit and to have a little Christmas gift exchange. Liane made a beautiful lunch of quiche and salad and we sipped tea and chatted while snuggled by the fire and catching up.
It was great to be able to have the chance to pop our presents for her and her family under their Christmas tree and receive some beautiful things for ourselves in return.
Liane got me a gorgeous Hunter Green tote that I had been eyeing forever at Chapters along with a gorgeous orange knit scarf.
Sydney was spoiled as well with a very cool Hello Kitty microphone and an Aquadoodle mat.
Paul got a few things for himself as well, some coffee, honey and dress socks all of which will be put to good use!
We so enjoyed having some great Auntie time and even had the chance to see my nephew Kenan briefly after school and wish him a Happy Birthday, he's 14 years old this year, so hard to believe!
Saturday was a fun filled day as we had two birthday parties to attend. The first was a joint party for Julia and Levi, two of Sydney's preschool classmates. The entire preschool class was there and the kids had so much fun playing in the gym and enjoying the beautiful and yummy Thomas the Tank Engine cake!
We left that party and headed out to West Vancouver to Aaro's 4th, a fabulous pirate themed party. Aaro's Mom Andrea always does such a great job planning her parties, right down to the last detail! She hired an actor, The Purple Pirate, to come and do a show for the kids, very entertaining!
She even had a Mr. Tube Steak cart outside waiting to make hot dogs and smokies for all the kids.
We really enjoyed reconnecting with friends there that we hadn't seen in a really long time!
This morning Daddy and I dropped Sydney and I off at Pure Nail Bar in Kerrisdale and we snuggled up side by side on the couch to have pedicures done together before we leave for Hawaii on Tuesday. It was so sweet to watch Syd sitting quietly watching the lady work on her toes!
We spent a couple of hours this afternoon at our friend Erin and Bea's house for their annual Christmas open house. We were delighted to hear a group of carolers who came to the door to perform for us! Sydney was pretty thrilled that Santa was there, half way through the caroling she whispered in my ear, "Santa sure looks different with glasses on!"
It was a fitting end to a weekend filled with great festivites and fun memories.