We made the trip down to Southern Ontario last week to celebrate my nephew Desmond’s first birthday. After a long, cold Ottawa winter, it was nice to head south and enjoy the balmy GTA weather for a couple of days.
Aside from the closure of the 401 on the way home, which caused a massive traffic jam and led to an unwelcome detour through the darkened back roads of Hastings county, it was a good visit. Kyle and I got together on Saturday night – a rare brothers-night-out made even more special as it was also the 10th anniversary of our dad passing away.
Desmond’s birthday was a fun family get-together. As the photos below show, he’s a really cute kid. Like nearly every first birthday, there was a lot of talk about how quickly the year had gone by – looking at my boys, I still can’t believe they’ll be 8 and 6 in just a few weeks.