Sunday, January 24, 2016

Samuel is 6

January 24, 2016

Today, we joined Sam at the Anik Salle des Quilles in Gatineau for a bowling birthday party.  As the photos show, it was a fun and busy time with family and friends.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Skiing to Keogan's

January 17, 2016

The fresh snow in the Gatineau Hills motivated us to get out for a good cross-country ski. Kirk suggested a start at P10 near Camp Fortune and a ski up the parkway to Keogan's Lodge for lunch. Grandpa, Barbara and Grant parked at P9 at 10:30am and skied up the hill to meet Kirk, Karine and boys who were lucky to find a parking spot at P10. Karine was busy setting up the chariot for David when we arrived.

We were soon all skiing up the parkway to Keogan's.  David skied for a bit and then hopped in the chariot. Sam skied a long way and then held on to the back of the chariot for awhile. Papa got so hot pulling the chariot he took off his mitts.

About an hour later, the skiers arrived at the turnoff for Keogan's.

Luckily we found a table in the busy cabin for our lunch together. After lunch, David climbed up the hill beside the cabin and had a good slide down.

Grandpa and Barbara skied back down the parkway with Sam who loves downhills.

Once everyone was back at P10, Papa decided he and Sam would ski down Trail 32 to P9 with Grandpa, Barbara and Grant. Maman would drive down with David and meet them there.

Check out the video of Sam's amazing trip down the final icy hill...

Soon we were on the trail back to our cars.