For some reason, I was up at 4:45 AM! I left for Harmony’s at 8:10, and got there in an hour or so, thanks to just managing to get the 25, but no thanks to just missing the train at Brighouse! They were just finishing breakfast (oatmeal with raisins, almond milk, and peanut butter), and I noticed a bigger train track than usual, which had been set up yesterday. I played with the boys after breakfast for a while (as Ayler restarted and changed the CD a bunch of times), then we were off to the Family Centre at 10. We discussed airplanes, baby Fraser sleeping in Ayler’s crib on Thursday when Steph had been over, my Canucks jersey being “yellow!”, Ayler fitting into a smaller oval of train tracks, circles, nachos / cashew nuts / pumpkin seeds / raisins / yogurt for lunch, Ayler sticking the happy face stickers all over Uncle Joe, the big heart-shaped sugar cookies with pink sprinkles at the jumping program, the preschool Valentine’s dance (the $25 was a family fee), and silent auctions for fundraising purposes. Also talked about the rainy weather, the appeal of splashing in puddles overcoming Ayler’s hating to be wet, Ayler being quiet, seeing the hockey players, Ayler attempting to eat the tiny traffic light, Ayler liking RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, Mom trying to get me to help out yesterday, Hiero being into the trains, and the boys sitting on each other. Yup, that’s a family activity, all right! Apparently, Hiero had liked the green tea Kit-Kat, but the color had freaked Ayler out. I bet he’d been thinking, “Chocolate isn’t supposed to be green!”, haha.
When I left, I decided to go to Kingsgate Mall and get a pair of T-Max thermal socks for $10 in cash – I can get another one next week. I just managed to get a 9 bus going the other way, which meant I was home in time for the hockey game! When I got home at 3:15 on a 401 (the bus driver threw two people off for opening cans of beer before even leaving Brighouse!), I was glad that I had time to myself instead of having to entertain a visitor. Steph sent me an email about a census job, but forgot to include a link, so I had to ask about it. The Canucks played the Leafs at 4 today, and a Toronto player scored two goals in 17 seconds! Final score was 5-2 for the Leafs, including two empty-netters.