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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Monday, March 24, 2014

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

Elle told me I looked funny, and seeing this picture, I can't help but concur.
I am putting my vanity aside for the sake of posterity
Three weeks ago, we made a commitment to go for a walk, somewhere surrounded by nature, at least once a week. So far so good :) Hubby's brother and kids joined us and we headed back for a walk around the frog pond. The kids had fun climbing boulders, investigating hollow trees and playing with ice. Of course, I forgot my camera - thankfully my brother in law had his phone, and captured the four of us mid walk. I don't know how the girls managed with such flimsy clothing - my face was numb from the cold by the time we were done. We walked this trail three weeks ago, and it was incredible how many differences we already noticed. We just might make a point of coming back to this trail regularly in order to take in seasonal changes. Camera in tow.

Elle joined her school's soccer team last week, so we took some time to get in a little practice. It was the blind leading the blind. And getting their feet covered in mud.
A good part of the weekend was devoted to working on school projects. Sunday night was a treat - the girls and I went to a dance recital put on by Dalhousie university's dance students. There was modern, jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, salsa, even a short performance of Ukrainian folk dance - the three of us were in awe throughout and thoroughly loved it. We couldn't help but dance around a little when we got home - our moves were "modern" indeed!


  1. I'm currently giggling away to myself as my daughter shoots me a funny look whilst she sews! I love the 'blind leading the blind' comment!! And the goal posts are second to none!

    1. The problem with our teepee goal post is that immediately behind it is a drop into brush and water - not fun every time we had to go gather the stray soccer ball :) We determined we'll have to try out a field near by next time!

  2. This one made me giggle too! I often go out looking like that, all bundled up. And wondering how my kids aren't freezing to death in their thin layers.

    1. How is it we feel the cold so much more as we get older? I remember being just as careless as a kid/teen - now I can't fathom choosing not to wear gloves!


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