Mike came down from Saskatoon to hangout, I got tons of one on one time with Darwin, and Wendy and I got a chance to catch up. The Regina phone book that I sold the cover image for even showed up on the doorstep at the same time as I did.
It was especially fun seeing how much Darwin had grown since the last time I saw him. I shot some video that I'll share soon. I bought him a mini Kawasaki ATV that he seemed to really enjoy. He'd sit on it and push the sound effect button to rev the engine, and even took to dancing to the tune that it played. It was especially funny to see him learn how to use it. At first he would only go backwards, and he never quite learned how to get off of it without getting the handlebar in his butt. In short, he was entertaining.
It's fun bonding with Darwin now that he's so energetic and full of personality. He was quick to warm up to me and it wasn't long before he was treating me like a jungle gym, and feeding me his food that he'd dropped on the floor. Oh, kids - maybe that has something do with why I've been under the weather most of the week, haha.
And if you were wondering about the 'little bit of vomit' mentioned above, that was Darwin too. After a night of drinks and casual discussions, Darwin woke up just as we were all ready to fall asleep and he was sick most of the morning. Poor guy. I experienced the best and worst of baby time that weekend.
All and all, the visit was a nice ice breaker for the changing dynamic of our shrinking Regina group. Although, with a road trip planned with Mike and a concert with Wendy this summer I'd say we're all making the most of it.