Sunday, July 30, 2017

Beach time!

Today we went to the beach and the kids had a great time!  And as usual we brought most of the beach home with us.  :-)  





 Olivier got this special visitor.

 Matt joined Anna after a bit in the water.  Some serious conversations!
 Making the final sand castles before we headed home.  :-)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Horsing around!

Anna has been made some great progress in her horseback riding lessons.  She is gaining a lot of strength in her legs and balance.  Along with that comes more confidence!  






Saturday, July 22, 2017

Rhys' 6th birthday party!

Today we celebrated Rhys' birthday a few days early.  The kids had a great time making tie shirts, eating pizza and eating unicorn cake!  Yummy!
Rhys got a kit that allows you to hold a bubble!  I got a photo of Anna and Olivier.  I don't think Mason ever tried and I didn't manage to catch Rhys trying.  

 Edited - These are the cool shirts the kids made!  Lots of fun!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fireworks time!

Tonight we continued our pre-4th of July tradition and went to see the fireworks at the end of the local baseball game.  There was no fog and not too much wind which made for great fireworks weather!  Anna on the other hand was cold!  
 Hard to take a good photo of the fireworks....
Since the kids are so into slo-mo videos I took one of the fireworks.  It makes it too slow though if you ask me.
And a normal video!
Another great fireworks show to kick off the 4th of July celebration!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Heading home!

Traveling today went smoothly.  We are all tired and I couldn't help but share these photos from one of our flights today.  Olivier fell asleep before we even took off.  


Monday, June 26, 2017

Montreal!

Today we headed to Montreal for our last day of visiting before heading home tomorrow.  We started by going to Mount Royal.  What an amazing view of the city!  

 Inside the beautiful chalet.


 And yes, I am wearing a California shirt in Montreal!

 This is the chalet in the background.
 There is a piano that the kids enjoyed banging on.
 Some of the cool old mixed with the new in Montreal.

 We went to see the Basicllica de Notre Dame.  We didn't go inside (they charge, there was a line) but what an amazing site!
 And this commercial building is basically right next to it.  Could you imagine having that view from your office?


 There was a bride and groom taking wedding photos.  :-)

 Yes, a McDonalds right in the middle of all the historic buildings.
The kids were happy to get to our hotel.  We had a quiet rest of the day as we prepare to head home tomorrow.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Drummondville!

Today we headed to Drummondville for the last family reunion of the trip.  Along the way we went to La Fromagerie St. Guillaume.  We got to see how they make cheese in a much larger milk co-op.  They were working in the vat in front of the viewing window for the most part which worked out great because the kids were able to see what they were doing with ease.  

 And we were lucky enough to take a tour of the facility.  The kids got to take cheese curds and make it into a block of cheese.  It was good for all of them to have a better understanding of how cheese is made.


 We had do to a few rounds of photos to get everyone in!


 Then we headed to the family reunion.  The kids enjoyed playing outside for a bit.  We eventually had to head inside because it started raining.  There was lightning in the distance as well.  The kids didn't see it though.  Bummer.


 We were lucky enough for this family reunion that there was a big reason to celebrate.  My mom's aunt Yvette turned 100 earlier in the month (she is in purple).  They had a special song celebrating her.  Here is a video of the refrain:
She was so shocked!


 In case you are looking for the lyrics!  :-)
 It was a large group and we enjoyed it but as our vacation wraps up, boy were we all tired!