Monday, February 23, 2015

Sam Skis and David Plays

February 22, 2015

Today was a "warm" winter day with a high of -6◦ - the first one in a long time. Unfortunately the planned dog sledding event was cancelled for today. Papa, Maman and Samuel decided to use their Edelweiss ski passes in the afternoon. Grandpa had a bad cold so Grant and Barbara came up to Chelsea without him to play with David.

When they arrived, Papa was shovelling snow off the roof. Soon Grant got busy helping him shovel. There was a lot of snow!

Barbara went inside and watched Karine's new robo vacuum in action. Sam showed her a valentine he had made. After a good snack, he set up the ski lift he and his friend Stella had built from the fireplace to the stairs. Then Sam and Maman enjoyed a game of Trouble together.

Sam got ready for downhill skiing and showed Barbara how he could balance on one ski boot. Soon they were all ready to leave for a good ski together.

It wasn`t long before David woke up. He enjoyed his new popper. Boots was interested for a few minutes and then decide to have a rest.

Then David cooked up some plastic food on his toy stove.

Next we tried the real thing and made some yummy Pillsbury apple turnovers.

As it was so nice out we got David ready for some outdoor play time. He loves the snow!

When he came in at the end of the afternoon, he set up a track and showed Grant how to run a car down it. He was still playing with this when the tired skiers (Sam said he only fell once!) came home for supper.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Chelsea Boys Have Fun on Valentine's Day

February 14, 2015

Maman was working today so Papa took the boys to the Winterlude  where they joined friends Mike, Linke and Tash at Le Domain des Flocons for sliding and a beavertail. It was a very cold day so they were bundled up.

They visited us for lunch where Sam was happy to get a Valentine "fan" full of M&Ms. Little David needed a rest. When he woke up, he was happy to try out his "fan" too.

Grandpa started a Reddy the Fox story with Samuel while David showed us his "hot shots".

Next we got on our snowsuits and headed over to the Bruce Pit to try out the tobogganing hill which was "bigger than a house". Samuel was soon an expert on the GT-Snowracer. In this video you can see him in action and listen to David complaining because he wanted to try it too.

It was really fun going down and a lot of work coming up. Soon the setting sun told us it was time to leave the hill and head out to our warm homes.