Monday, February 18, 2013

L O N G Weekend

Enjoying this 5 day long weekend. It's definitely been full. Thursday we started off with a bang and went skiing to Nakiska, it was our 3rd trip there as a family, and lucky us, we're 3 for 3 for nice weather.

Mason's hockey schedule has certainly put a crimp into our skiing plans. As soon as we confirmed that he was indeed going to play hockey this year, I knew that would be the case. I had hoped to get away between Christmas and New Years, but that didn't happen due to a hockey tournament at the very end of December. Luckily though, he didn't have hockey on Thursday, so we took advantage and headed for the mountains. We left Calgary, drove towards the mountains with the sun shining, and the sky blue.

So nice and close to us, an hour door to door. We have been spoiled for sure, there wasn't very many people at the hill. I suspect the rest of the weekend would have been a lot busier. We've always taken the kids during the week. Usually on a professional day at school. We've always been lucky with very small or no line ups. Thursday we skied right up to the chair lift, nearly every time. These kids will be in a shock for sure, if we ever head up on the weekend...

So glad that we got to get away for the day. So thankful that Barry can be a little bit flexible with work. We had a great day skiing, and then got to spend the night at Kananaskis. It was terrific. The older the kids get, the better things seem to go. They both brought books to read, and games to play. Aside from the odd squabble, you might not have even known they were there. 

It was nice enough, that we ate our lunch outside. Again, 3 for 3... We've been able to eat outside every time we've come here. Madelyn was the only one who actually took her jacket off though.

And I'm a pain with any type of photographic device in my hand... Here's a 'reflection-in-the-window' family photo. If you look hard you can see us all.

We went for dinner in the lounge. Yes, they allowed kids in. Sah-wheet... So we dined by candle light and they coloured and did word searches by candle light. They LOVED it. And guess what... No one has made mention that we didn't go for heart shaped pizza, which has been our Valentine's Day family tradition, since Mason was in a bucket...

Both of these two are avid readers. Love that so much. It just opens so many doors. Madelyn took a rest from her Thea Stilton books by bringing a Garfield book along. Mason can hardly get his nose out of the Hobbit. I'm sure he'll be done by the end of the weekend.
And Pokemon has reared it's head gain. There were battles and time spend sorting cards. A good time was had by all.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday were filled with practice, game, practice. Tomorrow, Family Day we have nothing scheduled. I think the weather is too warm to think about going skating out doors... I seriously don't know the condition the ice would be in. On Saturday it got to 11°. But, we're planning on doing something together as a family and I'm looking forward to my last sleep in.

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