Friday, December 30, 2011

Good Christmas

We had a wonderful and great Christmas, even if I mostly forgot to take pictures. It was nice and quiet, just the 12 of us. The kids played card games and everyone enjoyed.


Notice the new deck doors in the background, these are a replacement for the 'Bad Not Good At All No One Wants To Buy a House with Doors Like That' doors we had up till now. The miracle is that they keep the cold OUTDOORS, as opposed to the old ones which liked to suck the outdoors intot he house.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Locks of Love III

First Dawn, then Kate, now Erik donated hair to Locks of Love. He had been growing it since the spring and it was long enough to make braids or pony tails. For some reason he didn't do that much though ^^


Quite a difference!

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Busy Busy Busy


Catching up in a midnight post with some more pictures of the Montreal Science Center. They had one of those 'three mirrors' set ups, where you can see yourself uncountable times. Always fascinating.


This month has been full of fun and festivities and busy days, but this week is a bit more relaxed with no school. Sylvia is doing swimming lessons every day, which will give her a nice head start on our usual summer ones.


For the last few months I have been working out at the gym and am really enjoying it. Well, most of the time, not so much today when my abductors and adductors were yelling at me 'What the heck were you thinking working us so hard yesterday???!!!'


We took the house of the market for the winter, we will put it back on on March 1st. Which will be here before we know it! The good thing is that it gives me some time to fix things, paint some more and do a deep cleaning of garage and basement. The really good thing is that I don't have to have my house ready for showings at a moments notice.


This December has been mostly snowless so far, I like it. I am not under any illusion it will stay like that the rest of the winter though ^^



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Monday, December 19, 2011

More Insect Pictures


Too tired to write much. We went to the winter Revels today. It was awesome.


The week has been filled with performances and concerts. Four performances this week and four performances of the high school play last weekend. No wonder we haven't put up our Christmas tree yet!




An insect wedding.


The Insectarium is close to the Olympic Tower, which we didn't visit this time, but we still have fond memories from last time, a few months ago.



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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Word Scramble

Sylvia was doing our newspaper's word scramble and couldn't figure out a word. Erik gave her a hint 'It is the non-plural of geese.'


Sylvia happily exclaimed 'Oh!!! Now I know!!!! Swan!'
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Friday, December 16, 2011

So Many Insects


Erik has a new favorite fast-food place. I liked how they had mama burgers, papa burgers and baby burgers. This one was very close to our hotel, so we ate there a few times. The nice thing was that it was part of a food court, so the kids could eat their favorites, while I would get myself excellent Thai food.


We went to the insectarium, where we had a great time seeing so many insects. Sylvia now knows how many ants she weighs.




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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal


This church was amazing. I loved the peaceful atmosphere and the rich decorations.





Dawn took all the pictures.

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Happy Christmas!

Today Sylvia's 'Big Sister' was singing at the green for the annual Christmas tree lighting.


Not only did they sing Christmas carols, they also sang a Hanukah song. We had never attended the lighting of the tree before, it was pretty cool.


Sylvia says 'Hohoho! This is from your secret Santa!'
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Dinosaurs Unearthed


Very impressive exposition at the Montreal Science Center.


Interesting dinosaur facts and even a feathered dinosaur.



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