Friday, March 14, 2014

We're Back!

We just got back from a trip to Ontario. We headed back for some family visits and to try and make some more maple syrup. Alas, the weather did not cooperate and no syrup was made, but we made the most of our family visits!
Our trip started out with a 9.5 hour drive to Alberta (time change #1) where we met up with Kesten's grandparents and flew out the next day to Ontario (time change #2). While we were there, there was the daylight savings time change (#3), then a few days later a flight back to Alberta (#4) and the next day the 9.5 hour drive to BC (time change #5!). We're are so messed up with time now!
                        
 Kesten enjoyed seeing his great grandparents! We stayed with them at their house for the week. Grandpa cooked up some good food for us, including a turkey dinner and an apple crisp! Mmm
 Great grandma is always happy to see Kesten!
 Grandpa and Grandma also came along, giving this very pregnant momma a nice break from chasing after a toddler and changing bums!
 There were so many new and exciting things to discover for Kesten! Here he is mastering cribbage.
 We got to see great aunts and uncles and second cousins! It was a busy time!
 We went for a nice walk in the Ontario forest as Apps Mill.


 And since we couldn't tap any trees, we set up the sugar shack instead.
 The good old Nutbrown sugar shack.
 Our drive home from Alberta takes us through the stunning Rocky mountains. This is Mt. Robson in BC. We stopped here to let Kesten run around a bit and let off some energy.
 There happened to be a helicopter parked in the parking lot, creating a fun diversion for Kesten.
And now we are safe and sound back home. We left in -25c and came back to +7c. It feels like spring and the snow is melting (when new stuff isn't falling!) My favourite time of year!

2 comments:

  1. Nice! It's so much fun to get away...and spring is near! When are you starting your seeds? I think we are in similar climates....I love the photo of Kesten wih his great grandpa reading the paper- hilarious!

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    1. Well, I started my tomato and squash seeds two days ago and some pansies yesterday. I wanted to start my tomatoes at the end of February, but just never got around to it. I think I am going to have to cut back on my gardening this year, as baby #2 is due right in the middle of planting time! I predict a busy summer with not a lot of time for weeding...

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