Monday, February 28, 2011

Return from Ski Trip

Feb 27, 2011

We were in Algonquin Park for our annual ski trip with friends, and Grant spent the weekend with K, K & S.  We called in to find that the whole gang was at our place (dogs too!) with hot chili on the stove.  What a great surprise to see Samuel, who now has a walker and is on the verge of striking out on his own.  Of course, he had to take a turn on the stairs too.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Breakfast at Café Alpengruss

We wanted to make a day trip to the cottage to see Colleen and Terry.  When other drivers came forward to drive the Venturers to Otter Lake camp, we got our chance on February 19.

We called Kirk and Karine, intending to bring a breakfast with us to share on our way to the lake.  But Kirk had an even better idea.  We would all breakfast together at Café Alpengruss in Wakefield.  We had never been, in all those years of back and forth to the cottage.  So it was a very special treat for us.

Samuel was very good and enjoyed the restaurant, especially when another young boy came in and sat at an adjacent table.

After breakfast, they took Samuel on a walk to shop in downtown Wakefield, and we headed off to Grand lac des cèdres.  We went snowshoeing with Colleen and noticed Farley's van at Reudi's.  So afterwards we went over and chatted with them and Ruedi.  Then we had a late lunch with Terry and Colleen and watched the Tourament of Hearts curling on TV.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Lunch

Feb 12, 2011

Kirk had another appointment for his eye, so the whole family came over afterwards for lunch.  Samuel was really tearing around on his hands and knees getting into everything.

After lunch, Samuel had a nap and Karine went for a jog in Craig Henry.

We profit from Kirk's Misfortune

Feb 11, 2011

Kirk got something in his eye, and had to make repeated trips to the eye doctor.  We got to keep Samuel, and watch him climb stairs.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Taylor Lake Loop Skiing

Feb 3, 2011

Samuel went skiing with Mom (Karine) plus Annie, Bill & Grant on a beautiful winter day.
Karine started pulling the charriot, then Grant took over.  There was lots of fresh snow, so the dreaded steep hill was no problem.