We had a great summer at Valois Pool this summer, no matter the weather (it wasn’t as bad as the forecasters made it sound) and especially because of the lifeguards. Our daughter had a lot of fun and really progressed in her swimming (she practices every night in bathtub).
Our daughter’s instructors, Sean and Ryan, need to be commended for putting up with all of her terrible two behaviours! By the end of the summer she was jumping off the side and even trying to swim with her face in the water!
The whole family looks forward to next summer, see you all then!
One of our regular rides is along Lakeshore Road east to Lachine where we pick-up the bike path along the St-Lawrence River. We don’t usually make it past the Diary Queen though!
Melissa and her son Jacob met us there and we all enjoyed an ice cream together (well Thomas had to wait a few hours for his). As you can see from the photos Lindsay really enjoyed hers!
It was another beautiful day with the temperature just around zero and the sun shining bright. As soon as story time was over we threw (ok, struggled) on the snow suit and headed for the park. Lindsay’s friend Madeleine brought her dad and two brothers along too.
Of course the swings were a big hit, but enough snow had melted by now that sand was starting to show. That meant it was time to get dirty and they spent most of the outing underneath the play structure building sand piles!
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!
Kevin got things together and organized a pot luck birthday party for Sandra on Sunday. Almost all of us were there and we had a great time.
The food was excellent and we had a great time.
Our friend Minh’s soccer team was playing in our area so we went over to see the last 1/2 hour of his game. It featured all the drama and excitement of professional soccer game: some awesome moves, some good goals, and some melodrama from the players!
Hopefully we’ll get to see more again soon!
Last Sunday we packed up the bike carrier, packed up the bike bags, and set off for a picnic in Rene-Levesque park (the Arboretum) on the Lachine Canal. We met up with our friends Christina, Nick, Pat, Minh, Jess, and Ada and enjoyed a beautiful summer (almost) day.
Lindsay kept us on our toes on the way there by throwing stuff out of her trailer. And the wind kept us peddling on the way back!
The full album is available on my PicasaWeb site.