Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

It was an easy going, relaxing long weekend, and we all feel refreshed from it. Pea spent a couple of days with a couple of her grandparents (all told, she has 11 grandparents - a traditional nuclear family we are not) while Elle and I enjoyed some crafting and baking. It was a dreary, drizzly sort of weekend, so we stayed indoors.

We made and played with shadow puppets (and the girls just had fun making shadows :), we tried new foods (some more enjoyed than others!), we enjoyed a power outage while reading by candlelight, and cooked a politically incorrect "hobo" meal in our wood stove - Pea wasn't home during the actual power outage, so we had a "power outage hobo meal" the following night because they both think this is such a treat. Homework was worked on, class presentations were practiced. We also had a nice visit with my mother and nephew, who has so much fun with Elle. 

We took the time to remember Canadian veterans, and their many peacekeeping missions, and mourned the millions of lives affected by violent conflicts, past and present. I'd also like to take a moment to recognize the contributions my parents have made serving in the Canadian military. 


  1. I was trying to work out how on earth one could possibly have 11 grandparents. I gave up! Very cool though, Grandparents are the very bestest of people!
    Sounds like everyone had a very busy but very happy weekend.

    1. Quite the puzzler, isn't it? Hubby and I both being step parents adds a set to each of the girls, then their are my step parents, and Pea's father was adopted and has a relationship with his biological parents...Pea once had to draw a family tree for school, and it was quite...leafy! Grandparents are the bestest of people, though with this many (and then there are Elle's) holidays do get tricky!

    2. LOL at the 'leafy' family tree! Very clever!!


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