Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Grandpa and Grant Babysit David

Nov 26, 2013

David's daycare was closed for the day, so Grandpa & Grant came up to Chelsea to babysit.  Karine had already left for work when they arrived at 7 am, and Sam was ready to head out to Montessori with Papa.

David and Grandpa played with blocks while Grant swept the snow off the deck.

David then played with Grant, racing from one toy to the next until he got sleepy around 9:30.  He went down for a 2.5h nap without complaint.

When he got up, we changed him and gave him his lunch.  More play time until Maman arrived home.  It was a fun day.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Grey Cup Day

November 24, 2013

The Chelsea boys and Boots were heading over to 9 Lambert to celebrate Grey Cup Day. On their way they were planning to have a visit and drop off some big chocolate chip cookies at Amanda's house. They would see new baby Jack. Alas, after a stop at Tim Horton's in Manotick, Papa's car would not start. He called CAA. Then he called Grandpa and Barbara who headed over in their cars.

Soon Papa had the car seats moved to the van and the boys and Boots left for Grandpa's house for a play. Barbara and Kirk enjoyed the warmth of Tim Horton's. Finally the CAA arrived and Kirk and Barbara drove home to join the family.

We decided to check out the sliding hill on Banner Rd. with Samuel while Papa was putting David down for a nap. We combined sliding with football. Boots chewed on some big sticks. Somewhere his dog tags fell off but no luck finding them. Grant and Sam checked out the play structure at the apartment building. Sam saw the geese flying overhead. As the sun set, we headed home.

Now it was time for Sam and Barbara to make a football cake - same pan used for Kirk's birthdays when he was in high school. Sam and Grant played with the little train while waiting for the cake to bake.

Meanwhile David got up from his nap and acted like a Saskatchewan Roughriders player. He loves holding and running with balls!

Maman arrived from work and got big hugs from her boys.

Sam decorated his cake and served it for supper while we were all watching the game. Yeah Roughriders - a big win!

Sam had another quiet play with the train with Grant. Then the boys got in their pjs and we said goodbye.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Boots Goes Birding

November 16, 2013

The Chelsea boys and Boots came over for a visit on Sunday afternoon. After a short play we decided it would be a good time to visit the Wild Bird Care Centre or Stony Swamp for a little birding adventure. We drove in to both parking lots with our sunflower seeds in bags ready to feed the chickadees but both places had No Dog signs :( 

We headed over to Cedarview Rd./Lytle Ave. At the end of the street there is a good trail which parallels the 416 all the way to Fallowfield Rd. Boots was allowed on leash, so off we went. David walked with a big smile and Sam held Boots.


Puddles were fun!

We could not attract elusive blue jays or chickadees to our seeds so we left some on the trail for them. We had a good sighting of a pileated woodpecker.

 Sam walked/ran all the way to a park. David was on Grandpa's shoulders then travelled with Grant in his backpack.

 As the sun was setting we happily headed back to our cars, and home.


Sam was eager to construct an old race track of Papa's.

After dinner the boys played the piano a bit with Maman... while Boots licked David's highchair.

It was fun being together.