Friday, June 20, 2008


What a week! My mom and sister A and my niece E are visiting for a few days. Yesterday was E.'s 6th birthday. We went to Charles E. Fromage for lunch, huge highlight for the kids. She even posed with Charles himself for a birthday photo. After lunch we all went to the Cirque du Soleil's performance of Saltimbanco. Oh my goodness, I have never experienced anything like it. The artistry and the incredible physical feats performed. The joy and light and laughter of the show. I sat in awe for the whole 2.5 hours, most of the time my mouth was hanging open! All of the kids, from 2 to 14 were completely enthralled, I admit to spending many moments just watching the reactions on their faces.
Even my husband, who wasn't nearly as keen to go as I was, says he can't wait to see another Cirque show. For me, I was inspired to spend more time taking my family to some of the wonderful cultural events that our city has to offer. Our next stop will be Shakespeare in the Park, one of our very favourite shows of the year. I think my boy's most loved play was Romeo and Juliet, all kinds of sword fighting!
Today the whole gang is a bit sleepy, all of the littles had a sleepover last night and they were up until almost 11 and up again at 6 this morning when Daddy went to work. We have had a few tears, but they are holding up alright. I think we may head over to the splash park before soccer and taekwondo tonight. Another full day, but we are feeling pretty blessed to be spending it with people we adore.
Have a wonderful weekend! We will, I am sure.


  1. I'm so happy that you had a nice week. It sounds just lovely.

  2. I have always wanted to see one of those shows. I've heard they are amazing! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

  3. What a full day! Don't forget to rest.

  4. Sounds perfectly wonderful. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  5. Awesome!
    I still want to go some day! I keep saying maybe next year...

    Glad it was fun! Happy birthday to your niece!

  6. Sounds like plenty of fun going on. Get some rest when you can.

  7. Sounds like so much fun! I have always wanted to see that!

    I'm LOL at "Charles E. Fromage."

  8. Sounds like a blast.

    And Cirque du Soleil really must be a sight to behold--

    It kept all of those kiddos entertained for so long!

    (Note to self: Must get tickets!) :)