Monday, July 19, 2010

Olivia Bolivia

Some recent pics of our beautiful baby cousin and niece.
(this one in B&W for you, Katherine)


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Estelle le Clown



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Sunday, July 18, 2010

We love camping!

Aliiiiiiiii(ce)

Réserve Faunique Rivière St-Maurice

Our July camping trip took us to the St-Maurice reserve (we originally thought we were going to the Mauricie National Park, but never mind...) where we enjoyed a very private, beautiful, and only slightly rustic tent-trailer experience. The weather ended up being fantastic, having rain and wind only the last night. Luckily we had already moved the camper out from under the dead tree leaning over the girls, so we were only kept awake a few tense minutes while we waited to see if our second-hand trailer was indeed waterproof.
The beautiful sites (see waterfalls, beach, even a pretty swamp below) were enhanced by the degree of challenged we faced in accessing them - bouldery logging roads will only take you so far.

The food was delicious, and made up mainly of camping staples: spaghetti, bannock, banana dreamboats. popcorn and hot chocolate.
The only downside? A mild case of beaver fever for Estelle, who's love of all things liquid had her gulping down lake water as she swam; and a few serious bug bites for Alice - that girl can swell!

Next trip... Bic in August!

Is this how cavemen provided for their families back in the day?

Thanks goodness Guy got a pre-trip pedicure!

They're lining up for Jiffy-Pop.



We're... not... tired...



A beautiful swamp?!?


Janette - je suis prête pour faire de la randonnée avec toi!

Watching our step on the waterfalls...


Snoozy-E



The favorite play area

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lac Dunbar


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Find Estelle

All went quite for a moment and which is usually a sign that Estelle has gotten into something that she shouldn't have. We found her after a few moments having some quality time with Tiny.



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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Alice learns to swim!

We scrapped the cumbersome life jackets for a hippo float belt and some muscles and voila: Alice is swimming! We've been in a heat wave for the past week and we have been in the pool almost every day.

Canada Day

We spent Canada day at the Morin Heights Ski Hill with jumpy jumps, face painting, strawberry short cake and horse-back riding.



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