Sunday, March 25, 2012


March 24, 2012

Today was Mike and Lenke's wedding on the covered bridge in Wakefield.  Samuel was invited and, apparently, loved their wedding cake. Kirk had delivered and set up the chairs they had used for their wedding last July - just the right number for Mike and Lenke's small family/friends wedding. As grandparents, we were reserved as sitters so Kirk and Karine could enjoy an evening wedding dinner at Fraser's CafĂ© in Ottawa.

After a quick change out his wedding clothes, Samuel hopped in our van with Boots and we travelled to our place for a sleepover. We enjoyed supper together, Samuel trying everything we had. Ummm... mustard and applesauce are great on pasta! Tangerines are a favourite - opening them is as much fun as eating them. After a busy play, it was time for a long night's rest, settling in about 8:30pm. His parents would arrive for their sleepover about 1pm.

Samuel was up at 6am, starting breakfast with his Dad. Barbara, Boots and Bill soon joined them for fruit salad, croissants, French toast and coffee. As it was cool this morning, Sam lit the fire (over and over again!).

A fun, splashy bath followed.

It was time for Boots' walk. Although we thought Sam would love his new red tricycle, he tried to convince us to use the sled (he remembered this from his last visit). After a bit of dog walking, Sam tried pushing the tricycle and finally decided he would give it an try. After a swing in the park, he rode back home and was happy to see Maman was up to greet him.

After a quick look at his play structure, he headed inside to warm up and to play some more before it was time to go home.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Maple Syrup and Basketball

March 18, 2012

What a warm Sunday! Bill and Barbara dropped over to check out the syrup action. His "Major" grandparents were visiting too. Samuel loved the "feu" but soon learned he shouldn't get close.

He was easily distracted by a new basketball. He and his good friend Ross soon tried out some basketball routines. Sam did a happy basketball dance.

Then the boys decided it was time for a drive.

Samuel enjoyed a snack with Mami and it was time for our good bye.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Work and Play Day at Home

March 10 2012

It was a sunny Saturday morning and we arrived at Kirk, Karine and Samuel's for some outdoor time in the sun and some K&K assistance with their bathroom reno. Earlier in the morning, they had set up their maple syrup pails, anticipating a sap run on Sunday. We had some outdoor playtime with Samuel who enjoyed running around and playing with his balloon and some icicles. He observed his Dad and Uncle Grant installing a window in neighbours, Jim and Faith's, greenhouse to be.

After lunch featuring his favourite "hummus", he had a long nap. Grant helped with bathroom work while Barbara and Bill snowshoed on the trail at the end of Mountainview Rd. and then popped into Wakefield for some bakery goods.

Later in the afternoon, Samuel enjoyed some reading time with Grandpa. A hearty dinner featured homemade pea soup and , hutspot, a yummy Dutch mashed potato/onion/carrot dish with cheese chunks: - recipe shared by their friends Henk and Jodi.