Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Backtrack - Winterlude

I am the first to admit that I ADORE the warmer weather and would be quite happy living somewhere with a warmer climate year round. But we don't. We live in a climate where it can get quite hot in the summer and downright cold in the winter. I like the changing of the seasons....winter....not so much. However, given I live where I do, I make every effort to make the most of it and you will find in my stash of belongings items such as snowshoes, skates, and downhill skis. In a couple of years, when Keira is a wee bit older, I have every intention of getting her out on the slopes. We're stuck with this weather for almost five months of the year, so we might as well bundle up and get out and enjoy it.

This year we had A LOT of snow and Keira loved it. She adored being outside with her snow shovel and sand toys (or perhaps I should call them snow toys during the winter season) and was quite content to trudge through the snow and/or be pulled in her sled. As such, during Winterlude (a huge Winter Party/Festival that takes place each year), we got together with my brother's family and headed over to Jacques Cartier Park, known for their kid's activities and family friendly fun. It was a cold day but we bundled up and spent three hours out in the fresh (very fresh) air playing parachute games, going down ice slides, listening to music, and exploring. Although I took the sled with me, Keira insisted on walking everywhere. Needless to say, once back in the car, she was asleep within minutes!
Totally intrigued by Annabelle, the dragon. She followed Annabelle around and wasn't impressed when it was time for her to take a break!

Cousins :-)
Boat ride, anyone?

Keira tends to stand back and watch for all of two minutes to "check things out" then gets right in there! My brother is in the background in the red jacket.
That's one very big chair!

Whoosh! Keira would have gone up and down the slides all day if you let her.  She loves adventure....wait for roller coasters! Yikes...Mommy isn't good on those! I'm a wimp!

1 comment:

Catherine said...

What fun! I'm not very good about getting outside in the winter but you know how to make the best of it! What a great way to spend time together. Winterlude looks like tons of fun!