What a winter weekend be like if I didn’t struggle into my ski suit and head for the hills with my daughter and the toboggan?!
The weather was pretty warm this weekend and a lot of snow had already melted but we threw good sense to the wind, joined forces with the neighbour and her grandkids, and headed over to Sunnyside for a few runs.
Thankfully the joy of seeing kids have fun outweighs the misery of sitting in a puddle of slightly above freezing slush. Of course the princesses insisted on being pulled back up the hill by their faithful (grand)parent, but that’s all part of the fun.
We finished the day off with a picnic in the basement while watching Beverly Hills Chichuahua.
Thomas is getting lots of attention these days, as the throngs of spectators drop by for an audience.
Seriously, thanks to everyone who has come by to welcome Thomas or has stopped us on the street to say hello. We really appreciate your happy thoughts. And thanks to those who gave him gifts and brought us food.
And special thanks to those who remembered Lindsay!
Our second child is (finally) born! We had a busy day on Sunday and finally that night shortly before 9pm out he came and joined his family!
He was born on February 22nd 2009 at 20:48, weighed 3,825g (8lbs 6.7oz) and was 55cm (21.65 inches) tall
We’re all really happy that Thomas decided to come out and play, especially his big sister who wants nothing more than to dote on her little brother.
It was still nice out when we got home from daycare so I broke out the big sled and we played around in the front yard. At one point Lindsay discovered the neighbour’s pine tree. All the branches had drooped down and become frozen in the snow like a giant tent.
Of course I was instructed to follow her in and we had fun going around the tree trunk (a big stick) and going in and out.
At daycare our daughter likes to sit in the sled and be pulled around by the older kids. So I figured when the funk hit at home I’d sit her on the “big” sled and pull her around our yard.
That did the trick. Until I tripped in the knee deep snow and kicked some up in her face. Then she wanted to go inside and see mommy!!!
We got a call on Tuesday from the daycare saying our daughter was complaining of a pain in her arm. We brought her home but other than avoiding that arm she was in good spirits so we took the next available doctor’s appointment which was on Wednesday evening. Fortunately the clinic had a cancellation and bumped us up to Wednesday after lunch because it turns out our daughter had dislocated her elbow.
The doctor wasn’t able to reduce it in his office since we’d waited so long and we ended up at the Childern’s Hospital. And kudos to them because they were amazing. So now our daughter’s running around, happy as a clam albeit with a cast on her arm for the next ten days!
Hopefully everything turns out okay when they take the cast off and there’s nothing more to worry about.
Lindsay got an Advent Calendar from her Oma (and Opa) filled with chocolate last weekend and today she opened the first “window” to find her surprise.
I remember when I was a kid my mother had a big Santa pinned to the closet at the end of the hall. And every morning through December until X-mas we would rush to find the surprise in today’s pocket (eventually we figured out it was the one with the bulge).
Now it’s my daughter’s turn.
It was Nanny’s birthday party today, and like last year we hiked up Mt. Rigaud and had lunch near the cross at the summit.
After a successful fishing trip and a delicious brunch in Rigaud for Father’s Day we went to Valois Pool for the first time this summer! It was the second day the pool was open and it was packed! Lindsay loved swimming around and sitting on the edge kicking and splashing me!