This was one of our early splurge get togethers and three of us are pregnant! Look how happy we all are.
During that same wedding, my friend Kari was watching the other four kids as I needed Pat to come with me. When the Doctor phoned me earlier that week with the news Pat was in Rosetown in a meeting and with both of our families 2-4 hours away I felt very alone, sad and scared and Kari was on my doorstep in two minutes. It meant the world to me. I wasn't fortunate enough in my life to have sisters (nothing against my brothers they are great guys) but I think I know what it must be like when I have such great girlfriends as many of the ladies in my life have come to rescue me. Like Janice who showed up when I was trying to breastfeed a one week old baby while my husband was playing senior hockey and the 2 and four year old were wrestling on top on the kitchen table naked. Or Sam who is going to do Olivia's hair and makeup for the dance competition this weekend because I am away working and Pat feels less than confident about applying liquid eyeliner and fake eyelashes to our 8 year old. Every one of my girlfriends have been there for me and the saying is that it takes a village to raise a child well they are definitely my village because I think most days I am the village idiot!
The kids are entertaining themselves!
We don't even feel guilty for sitting around when a nice lady who is probably the age of both of us put together came powerwaling by and did tricep dips on the park bench behind us. Maybe Kari and I will be powerwalking in Arizona one day when we are 70. Probably more like reading Cosmo.
I even dressed up s Kari for Halloween this year at our Halloween Splurge!
Before this gets any more "Single White Female" I like Men too and this video was posted on the Dragon's Den facebook page today. Brett Wilson from Dragon's Den is featured. I thought it was a cute video. I love the guy in the yellow muscle shirt!