Happy Canada Day weekend my friends. I know that the official holiday isn’t until Monday but I also know that not many people will be reading emails on Monday and really many will be sneaking out early tomorrow, if not tonight. My wish is that each and everyone of you have a Happy and Safe weekend! As Canada celebrates the 150 may your day be filled with family time, laughter and good weather!
For my American friends who are reading this and wondering what the heck Canada day is, here is the definition according to Wikipedia: “A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.”
Well summer is in full swing and we are trying to enjoy every minute of it. Spending time outdoors, catching up with friends and just enjoying the extra hours of light outside.
Well I’d be lying if I told you that we have. As a first time mom to a toddler, I’m trying to keep the same routine even in the summer. I find my little one does better that way. So we eat an earlier dinner, go outside to enjoy the sun and then come in for a snack. It seems to be working so far.
We also joined a new gym in the area. It is very much geared towards families. It has an amazing Kids Academy and programs for the older kids. Missy really is enjoying it. I can’t say she’s making friends but the staff sure have come to dote on her as we go in pretty much every day. We also started her swimming lessons and I think we may have a fish among us. She’s loving it and to see her smile when she kicking away is priceless! I did have to speak to her at the first lesson because she was splashing the other kids in the face…she may get that from me. Second lesson is this weekend so fingers crossed we’re still liking it.
We hope you’re all having a great summer so far. Hard to believe that August 15th is less than a month away. It is such a big feast day in the Orthodox Church. I can’t wait to go to church with my little one on such a great holy day. For my friends back in Beantown I hope you’re enjoying all of the Greek Festivals and eating lots of souvlakia and loukoumades. To my friends in Toronto don’t forget that the Taste of the Danforth is coming up. I’ve never been but I know it attracts hundreds of thousands of Hellenes and Philhelenes so get out there and support.