A Perfect Sunday

Today was one of those great September Sundays – blue sky, crisp air, and a hint that Fall is just around the corner. Aside from the grind of returning to work, I think this is my favourite time of year.

There was an article in yesterday’s Citizen about the Ottawa Farmers’ Market, so we headed to the Glebe with the kids to check it out this morning. It’s a really nice market with a lot of variety, although it seemed tiny compared to the St. Jacob’s farmers’ market we visited last month. There were some yummy pies and breads which made me really regret agreeing to this carb-free diet thing we’re doing this week.

After the market, it was just a quick drive to Brewer Park in Old Ottawa South. It’s undoubtedly the best park in town for kids – there are five different playgrounds, plus swings, water park, etc. I’m always amazed at how many families hang out there. It’s quite a different experience from playing in our neighbourhood park.

Then, a minor miracle happened. Aidan and Kieran both had an afternoon nap at the same time. This almost never happens. We had no idea what to do. Read? Do some yardwork? Clean a bathroom? Nope. Instead, Bronwen and I decided to have a quick nap of our own. For nearly 30 minutes, everyone in the house was napping at the same time. What a treat.

We ended the day with a brisk walk along the Ottawa River and some playtime in our little backyard. All in all, it was one of the nicest Sundays we’ve had in a while.

Tomorrow – Bronwen starts her new job. Details to follow.

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