In my family it is somewhat traditional to declare the week or weekend previous to and including your Birthday as Birthday Week or Birthday Weekend. It is an excuse to get your own way or make the celebration of your birth know to everyone else. Since Matt's birthday was on Sunday I declared it birthday weekend starting on Friday night when he got home from work. Elle and I planned a weekend of fun for Matt starting with a trip to Golf Town (a large golf store near our house) on Friday night. Elle and I waited patiently while Matt tried out different clubs in their simulator station and tried on Golf shoes.
On Saturday we took the ferry over to Centre Island which is directly across the water from the Rogers Centre and CN Tower in Toronto. My family used to go over there at least once a year as it has amusement rides for little kids, parks, bike trails and beach front. We put Elle in her stroller and headed across the water. I was so happy the weather cooperated with us. It was hot and sunny but there was a beautiful breeze coming off the water. We walked around all day and stopped for lunch at an outdoor patio. Elle was a perfect little angel all day long.
On Sunday we took Elle to church for the first time. It was definitely more rushed trying to get 3 of us out the door on time for church but we managed to do alright. Elle slept through the entire service and was a huge hit after. Everyone was so excited to meet our Baby girl for the first time. We then attended a church BBQ for the young people in the church. For dinner I made Matt's favourite lasagna and my family came over for gifts and cake later that night.
We had a great weekend as a little family. I cannot believe how normal it seems now to have Elle in our lives. She is a little less than 2 weeks old but fits in so perfectly. We love her to bits!