Good morning all,
I was supposed to sit down this week-end and really start writing down our plans for the gardens this year and all the lovely varieties we were going to grow, but the week-end got away from me : In a very good way…
If that first picture doesn’t speak volumes enough, Little Miss adored her first dance class. She was surprisingly focused and listened pretty well. She has a tendency to get so over excited, directions can be an issue sometimes. But the teachers were amazing, filled with fun and creative ways of getting the girls (that is right, all girls!) up and moving in minutes. It was such a pleasure to watch.
On Saturday afternoon we hit the woods. The wind was a bit wicked, but an easy remedy is always to find a thick enough forest and let the trees shield us. So we did. We stayed close to home, headed for a little local trail behind one of the high schools and headed for the snow mobile lane. We watched the filtered sun slowly set, followed hare tracks and wore out two little people before heading to our favorite Café for hot coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast for dinner, our favorite thing to eat!
The next day was such a treat. As much as I sometimes think living out in the country would be amazing, I do think I would miss the city. One of the things I would miss the most is Le Musée National des Beaux-Arts de Québec. In addition to being an wonderful, affordable, place to go soak up all the best the world of Art has to offer, they are extremely Family Friendly, offering temporary and permanent exhibits geared towards children that are free, imaginative, inspiring and just plain amazing. I had shared last summer about our adventures in exploring the Inuit miniatures exhibit, but this Sunday was all about La Chambre des Merveilles (The Room of Wonders). The kids wore costumes, climbed and crawled, had imaginary tea parties and read wonderful books. And all of it for free. This was closing week-end and I was a bit sad I didn’t know the exhibit was there before. But it was such an amazing experience for both of them.
We all went to bed happy and spent last night. The weather has finally settled, it feels more like the January we know. We are looking forward to many inches more of that powdery greatness over the next few days.
I hope you all had a beautiful week-end filled with wonders of your own! I promise my next post will be about our garden planning. So much to say, I need to organize my thoughts.
Stay warm everyone!