Freeform Katia

March 26, 2007


Filed under: family, maja — freeformkatia @ 8:29 am

My sister, Annette, came to visit us this weekend. It was a good visit, and Maja was only shy with her for a little bit before “Auntie Nanny” became her new best friend. Or, as Maja said: “AnnieNanny come to Maja house [for a] playdate!”
Saturday we put Annette to work helping Richard fix our light switch issues while Maja and I went to our swimming lesson. By the time we came home all the switches were working like they are supposed to! Woohoo!!

We then toodled off to Ikea, where we got a few odds and ends (some bday presents for Miss M and some throw pillows for our sofa).

Pretzel break in the car:


After a Maja nap, Auntie Nan gave Maja her birthday present: craft supplies! Maja made out like a bandit with an easel, markers, chalk, finger paint, and playdoh — which turned out to be a huge hit.


The adults then had a lovely dinner at Marigold Kitchen. What a treat to have such a fantastic restaurant in the neighbourhood. Richard and I both had the lamb, while Annette enjoyed some succulent duck.

On Sunday, Richard, Maja, and Annette went to the zoo. Despite the cool weather, they had a good time. Maja took a nice long nap that afternoon, so Annette and I spent some time tidying up the backyard — raking up the old leaves, pulling a few weeds, discovering the daffodils that were growing back there. I’m inspired to do something  to our backyard this summer… but I suppose that depends on my energy level. As a special treat for cleaning up the yard, that evening when I was doing dishes I spotted a cardinal hopping around in the dirt!



  1. How fun! I love it when our sibs get to spend time with James. Uncle Avery, Evan’s little brother (all of 8 yrs old) was here with Evan’s dad and stepmom last weekend, and boy, did James worship him!

    Comment by Lynette — March 26, 2007 @ 11:31 am

  2. i’m so glad you had this time together, just to sing a song and play some games …..
    who sang this – Carol Burnett?
    Anyway, sounds and looks as though you had a busy time!
    Love, Mom

    Comment by Ilse Strieck — March 26, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

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