We had a great weekend here in Maine. After over a week of rainy days, the sun finally showed up on Sunday night and we've enjoyed two straight days of sunshine.
On Sunday we celebrated Finn's birthday with family and the boys helped me create this cake.
Part of me would like the cake to be a surprise, but it's hard to hide it with our schedule and it's fun to have their input with the design and their help with the construction.
Finn has a love of penguins and the boys are a fan of the show Pingu, so that was the theme of the cake.
Some pictures from the party -
On Memorial Day we headed to Morse Mountain in Phippsburg for a hike. What an awesome place! It follows a semi-paved road that was quite rough in spots and has a couple of long, steep inclines (about 180 feet in elevation) that was a good workout. And I did it pushing both boys in the stroller both ways for a total of about 2.5 miles. The trail ends at Seawall Beach and you are treated with the awesome view -
We then headed over to my parents for a cookout, our first of the season as we still haven't retrieved our grill from the old house. It was so good! We were all so exhausted from the past two days that we were all asleep by 10!
Today (Tuesday) is Finn's actually birthday! It's hard to believe that it's been three whole years since he was born and looked like this...
We gave him his big present this morning. A balance bike!
And then had some leftover cake...you're allowed to do that on your birthday! (helmets optional)
We headed to Mae's Cafe for second breakfast and walked there! I love that we are within 3-year-old walking distance (about half a mile) to great restaurants! After a quick walk back to the house we took a short drive downtown (because I knew the boys wouldn't make it walking) to visit the local toy store to pick out a birthday gift and also stopped at a couple of shops while we were there. Bath has such a cute downtown with some great businesses including two bookstores. Those are definitely harder to find these days!
Ian got out for a motorcycle ride and I did a quick 2.45-mile run when he got back. I had every intent on running slowly, but I ended up with my splits being 8:08 and 8:08 for miles one and two and 3:33 for the last .45. I tried to slow down when I was on the run, but my legs didn't want to listen! I guess 8:08 is my new lucky number as that was my overall pace for the Sugarloaf 15K! I was happy to see that I can still run a steady pace even when dealing with the hills around my house.
I hope everyone had a great long weekend, I certainly did.