Well, hello there readers. I know, I know....it's been a while since I posted anything here. I'll just say in my defense that it's been busy. Real busy. Thanks for all the emails though - asking how I was doing, and if everything was okay. I'm touched that you care.
Alright, scratch that - since no one has actually asked. But I know you were wondering, somewhere back in the far reaches of your mind, and that is enough for me.
As I mentioned, it has been busy, but thankfully I did have a couple of days off with Lukas this past week for Spring break. And with Annabelle now in daycare and doing quite well there, and Mrs. LIAYF back at work, it was a perfect opportunity for Lukas and I to spend some quality time together.
Those few days we spent hanging out were something different for us too, as we have had precious few days previously where it was just he and I doing something alone together. Before Annabelle we always did things as a threesome.
But now things are different, and I have to say that those days this week meant a lot to me. Lukas and I have always been very close, but the time we spent hanging out together this past week allowed us to bond in a seemingly whole new way. And I loved it.
What did we do? Lots of different things really, including hiking and beach combing, a trip to the arcade, and zip-lining at a local park. But I also took him to do something he has been wanting to do for quite some time: Mountain, or off road, biking. Here is a short clip I took on a mostly flat portion of the trail we rode. It did get a bit more difficult.
We chose Pioneer Park nearby for our inaugural ride. He was a real trooper, even though it really wore him out riding over and through non paved surfaces, up and down hills most of which were small. We did get a chance, however, to go down some long downhill runs which he absolutely loved. And so did I.
But for now, this outing was just perfect.