Sunday, 13 May 2012

Mother's Day 2011

The reason that I am able to celebrate this wonderful day….
Happy Mother’s Day!

For all of my previous 3 Mother’s Day’s I have gotten breakfast in bed followed by a trip to Banff and supper somewhere there.  This year was different though.  I registered to run in the Sportchek Mother’s Day Run so no breakfast in bed for me as I was up bright and early!
It was a beautiful morning and there was an air balloon in the sky.  Finley loved this!
We took the C-Train down to Chinook Mall because traffic was limited due to the race. Finley loves trains so was quite happy to be on it
Penelope also enjoyed her train ride
Getting ready to leave my cheerleaders and start the race.  It was pretty cool having them there to watch.
There were over 14,000 participants in the race and I am not going to lie, it really sucked at the start.  Walkers were in with the runners and were holding people up.  It was so jam packed that you actually couldn’t get to your regular pace until almost a mile in.  I really enjoyed it but for that reason alone I don’t know if I will run it again.
My reward for having a great race – a island dream cupcake from Bliss.  I only ate a little bit before Greg and the girls polished it off.  We then hung around the mall waiting for Tiffany’s to open so I could pick up my bracelet that was getting repaired.  After we did that, we went and had lunch.  I had some delcious sushi!
We then headed back home where Penelope and I napped and Greg and Finley did some yard work.  We then headed over to the Cattle Baron for supper.  There are 2 locations in Calgary – one by us in Sundance and another in the NE near the Airport.  If you haven’t tried it, I really suggest you should.  It is amazing food!!!  
Penelope enjoying some bread
Finley being silly
The best dessert they have to offer: Mud Pie.  Before it came, we explained to Finley that it was ice cream shaped like a piece of pie.  When we finished she said ok where is the pie.  We said that was the pie and she said ok where is the ice cream.  She didn’t quite get the concept.  It was pretty cute.
The flower I got from the staff at Cattle Baron!
All in all it was a pretty great day!

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