‘sitting in the city

as you know, one of the things i love about my job is the flexible schedule and the fact that no two weeks ever seem to be the same. usually, on a friday, i work 9-6 at theOTHERstore. however, i front-loaded my week this week with more hours than normal, which made my friday a short 9-2 shift.

i had a grand and very FUN idea, early in the week! let’s see: i am done work early on friday; it is march break, thus no aunti wednesday is planned as the little ones have a different schedule; i am fifteen minutes closer to toronto if i leave from theOTHERstore; hopefully TO traffic will be reduced, thanks to march break…

a-ha! the timing was perfect to complete part one of number two in the 12 days of kiki! luckily, the brother and sil ana were open to me shooing them out of the house for a date night! the plan was set! [yes, i realize i could have spent these hours knitting on THE BLANKET. however, family trumps knitting, regardless of impending deadlines].

i got onto the 401 east asap after unpacking the awesome spring clothing collection from adidas. what a beautiful day to end a spectacular weather week, in our region! [florida is the #1 choice for a traditional march break vacation, but anyone *stuck* at home this week sure lucked out…it was practically tshirt temps the whole week].

whee!!!! off we go! don't worry, this photo was staged, i wasn't really driving.

ok, for this next one i was driving. you should not do that. do as i say and not as i do.

look at that haze, thanks to the heat! (car thermometer hit 24 degrees, at one point!). can you make out the cn tower??!

traffic was much heavier on the 401 than i anticipated – bumper-to-bumper from cambridge to the dixie cut-off! that’s ok, who could possibly complain on such a fine and FUN day.

oh, this was a good babysitting time! life is just more fun when…

you wear wings...

...or a sun visor, don't you agree?

we settled in…

blackberry pictures and colouring!

[dinner (and bedtime) are undocumented; all hands needed on deck!]

we played…

waiting for the school bus...

you need your ticket! customized with your favourite colour! one for each family member!

we watched two videos on aunti’s computer…

"harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs" - this was a new one for me!

such a fun evening together. i love hearing the thoughts and stories that come out of a five year old and a two point five year old’s mouths. aunti is looking forward to extended babysitting date part two, already! [silly me, why did i not reverse my time slots, and offer to babysit eleven times and skip diet coke for two months?! now i think of these things…]

favourite van halen tune?? they are playing in toronto, tonight! the brother is going! jump is just epic; i’d rank it among my top ten favourite songs of all-time.

happy st patrick’s day!

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  • Nicole  On March 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Hot for teacher!! — ha, ha…. kidding!
    Jump is definitely my fave.
    You’re a great aunti!

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      oh, thanks, nicole! you are very funny with your VH pick – i get the joke! could you not just listen to jump over and over and over!…

  • Lisa  On March 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    So glad you got aunti time! And great weather! Really…what is better than that?

    You’re so right…family trumps blanket 🙂

    I always love it when my schedule works out to get in some extra fun time…and it is great to have kid conversations. On Friday, Joe’s niece Marion (age 4) told me I’ll be invited to her birthday part in the summer—it’s going to be at the state park and she’ll have a pink soccer ball cake with a black snake on it. Ha.

    Oh…just wanted to say that I tried to comment on your last post and it all disappeared when I hit “post”….I was going to retype, but I had to go play!

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      oh, that is to cute about the bday party invite from marion…there is something about birthday parties for little kids -> the biggest compliment is to be told you can come to their party!! thanks for the fyi on the commenting…yes, others had issues, too. i am glad you got through now, and i hope all is resolved (seemed to be a wordpress thing). boy, this weekend is a delightful GIFT from the spring weather gods! i am so glad you got in play time, lisa!

  • Dorry (@dorrybird)  On March 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

    such a fun time! I’m soaking up my nieces & nephew lately, but I know I’ll still miss them dearly when we move.

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      yes, that will be tough to leave your family behind…i sure hope you can visit back and forth as much as possible. and thank goodness for skype!!

  • Karen  On March 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    My face VH song is still Right Now…. Iove it…. And you know, I actually considered going to see the Ottawa show with a friend who also really likes them but I couldn’t justify the cost right now… Too many 40th birthday plans underway!

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      i like “right now,” too! remember when it was used in a pepsi ad?! i hear you on ticket prices…vh is not as much as madonna, but still not a cheap night out…oooo, i am excited to hear what is up for the bday plans, karen!!!

  • Zo  On March 17, 2012 at 10:31 am

    [Phone fail, so from computer]. I love the crazyness of VH songs…all those songs from 1984–“Jump”, “Panama” and “Hot for Teacher” are great fun.
    What a fun time with your nieces!

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

      You are so right! VH is just a very fun band. And it makes me laugh to look back at those videos from the 80’s!!
      Hope phone thing gets sorted out asap!

  • The Orchard  On March 17, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Your brother and SIL are lucky to have you (obviously, your nieces are lucky too)!

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

      thanks, tricia! hey, if you ever need a sitter for an evening, you know where to find me! 🙂

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