Monday, February 20, 2012

Family Weekend

It was what is known as the Family Holiday weekend in most of Canada (no holiday here in Quebec unfortunately) so our daughter, son-in-law and the granddaughters drove the 5 hours from Toronto for a few days.

We had a lovely time but you really do forget how intense and exhausting a young family can be. Annika is now 2 1/2 years old and great fun, tons of energy, talks non-stop with plenty of questions. Elise is now almost 7 months old and when in a good mood, an absolute delight with big smiles and lovely noises. However she likes her routine and it was messed up big time this weekend so she was not always so happy and she makes it known, believe me.

Anyway Kate and Mike got to have a nice night in downtown Montreal while we babysat, and then Sunday was a lovely cold but bright and sunny day and Annika got her first go at ice skating downtown on an outdoor rink in Old Montreal and then we all had lunch out in a nice restaurant.

They left around midday for the drive back, and I am now sitting here enjoying the peace and quiet. I have changed the bed ready for our 19 year old son to arrive this evening to spend the half term week with us. Not sure what we will do with him, but I am hoping he sleeps a bit more than his 7 month old niece and won't talk as much as the 2 1/2 year old. I have plans to go to a second hand furniture warehouse this week, do you think that is his scene?!


Shana said...

You could tell him that he has to go with you to carry all the stuff that you buy!
I cleaned on Family Day! Fun.
THe grandkids are adorable!!!

softinthehead said...

Shana - nice to hear from you, Yes that thought had crossed my mind :)

dND said...

I sounds a fun if tiring weekend and I sure your son would love to help and have some quality one-to-one time with you. Who knows he might be interested in furniture for himself :-)