Sunday, March 30, 2008

Behind Schedule!

March 30th 2008 (note that Guy dug out about 3 feet of snow off the deck to access the BBQ just last week).
March 30th 2007 (Note the height of the windows on the shed)

Cabane a Sucre

Cabane a sucre is a franco-canadian tradition of boiling down the sap from maple trees to make maple syrup. Every year hundreds of the maple farms offer up traditional franco-canadian meals and entertainment. Lucy invited some friends from work to join us and we had lots of fun eating, petting the animals, walking through the woods and eating crystalized maple sugar off the snow.

We can definitely recommend La P'tite cabane d'la cote.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Dancing again!

It doesn't seem that long ago that we brought this little thing home with us (see September 2006 in the archives); so helpless... Next thing you know BLAM: she's dancing around like she is on a mission.

Don't you sleep like this too?

Could it be spring?

It sure felt like it this afternoon - the snow was melting, the sun was shining, and we were out on the street jumping in puddles and playing with a ball!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Uncle Gareth Montague

Congrats; we're so proud!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

This year was an exciting Easter for us, as we celebrated with some traditional activities (barnyard animals, egg hunt) and a new event - the annual pet store visit!

Hope you got some good quality chocolate this year! (none of that waxy stuff)

(the fountain and fish pond at the pet store;

it was really hard to pull Alice away from this)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fun for the entire family

Don't let Guy's big smile fool you - he's not the only one benefiting from the new computer that was delivered last weekend.

As you can see below, Alice had a blast playing with the box.

And Lucy is enjoying expanded blogging capabilities!

We're not exaggerating

About all this snow.

Honestly, it's out of control. We don't know where to put it anymore.

Maybe we could fill a few (hundred) trash bags and drop them off at the end of the driveway on garbage day.

Finally, a question for all you brits: how long does it take you to shovel all of that fog and rain you complain about? Huh?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sunday, March 02, 2008

2GBs of photos = Yes, we had fun!

Voila the pics from our wonderful Caribbean cruise. We returned yesterday evening after enjoying a week aboard the glamorous Carnival Liberty ship.

The week in review:

(bonus photo - Guy's pre-cruise-full-facial-shave)

Fort Lauderdale - It was such a glorious feeling to get off the plane and feel the warm air seep through our many layers of clothing! We hurried to our (gorgeous) hotel to get into our flip flops and shorts, and then explored the hotel and its surroundings (picking up a few last minute items at Walgreens)

Enbarkment - Due to a medical emergency on our ship during the previous cruise, we boarded several hours late. Instead of strolling onto the ship with plenty of time to relax, and for Alice to enjoy her nap, we were bused to town for an afternoon of waiting. Upon our return to the port, we had to join the neverending line-ups to board. Besides our own medical problems (see below) this was pretty much the low point of the vacation. Line-ups and delays definitely make holiday-makers antsy and irritable.

The ship - If you have never seen one of these ships, we definitely recommend it as a decadent and entertaining vacation. The 450 million $ ship has it all: lounges, bars, theatre, internet cafe, restaurants, spa, pools, gym, giant poolside screen, golf simulator, and of course Guy's favorite - the casino!

The food - An entire separate comment for the food? It was that good. And plentiful. And varied. And delicious. And did I mention it was abundant? There are limitless food options on board, and you can eat as casual (poolside burgers, fries and ice cream) as fancy (daily four course meals in an impressive dining room) and as often as you like. Some of our favorites included the sandwich bar, the pizza, the chocolate buffet, and the cottage cheese (Alice's refined palate enjoys only the best cottage cheese)

Nassau, Bahamas - Here we ventured out on our own to unearth a private paradise... But eventually ended up at the main beach and attraction: Atlantis. This resort is open to the public to view the beatiful interior, including the aquariums. The beach was the loveliest we saw, and Guy spotted a few fish while snorkling only a few feet into the water. Alice loved playing along the edge of the waves and quickly learned that sand is not edible.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Alice was not feeling very well during this stop, so we kept it low key. We did however, enjoy a scenic drive around the island, and a visit to a turtle farm. And we ate a "Cayman Patty".

Ocho Rios, Jamaica - By this time Alice was on the mend, so we were able to visit Dunn's River falls (Guy climbed the falls, Lucy and Alice enjoyed the beach)

The Ear Infection - Perhaps due to the slight cold she travelled with, we wound up in the infirmary with Alice 2 days in a row. She was eventually diagnosed with and ear infection, given antibiotics, and recovered in time to enjoy the rest of the cruise. She especially loved the fountains on the ship. She also loved playing in the Camp Carnival playroom (during toddler time)

Bakc home to our snowsuits and a snowstorm

We hope you like the photos - for more details give us a call!