Andrew waits on the bench for his shift
Final Indoor Soccer Game of the Season
Andrew’s final game of the season for his U8 indoor soccer league. This was the season ending tournament (minifest) hosted by MUSC (McKenzie United Soccer Club) at the Calgary Soccer Centre. The boys played really well and it was a great way to end the season.
Arctic Air Mass
We had a family weekend in Canmore and had intended to go skiing. It was far too cold (-29 °C) in the morning and we decided not to go. So we went for a hike instead!
The Heart Creek Trail (at Lac des Arcs near Canmore) is always beautiful and it’s easy enough to do all year round. Because of the flooding last summer the trail itself is dramatically different now than it was the last time we were there, but the majestic views and vertical rock walls are still the same and it was worth the trip.
It never got warmer than -24 °C so it was still rather chilly. Melanie in particular did not love the weather conditions and needed some help getting her mittens and boots warmed up a few times. At least we weren’t creating our own wind chill as we would have if we had gone skiing!
West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area
We’ve wanted to take a trip out to go snowshoeing at West Bragg Creek for a long time but have never made the time to do it. We finally got it together and made it happen on Family Day. It was a very nice day out and we really enjoyed the scenery at the park.
The terrain of the Snowshoe Hare Trail might have been a little more strenuous than the kids had imagined prior to arriving, but we all made it around and felt great afterwards! Pepper particularly loved it and ran circles around us all the way around the trail.
A Big Package from Ottawa
We had a welcome visitor on Friday that might have had some of our neighbors wondering what was going on… A full sized moving van arrived to bring delivery of a new piano! Well new to our home anyway. It’s actually the piano that Louise learned to play on and we had it shipped to Calgary all the way from her mom’s home in Ottawa. It is a very nice piano that is in beautiful condition.
The kids are very happy to have such a nice instrument in the house and they have been excited to play on it since it arrived. The digital piano that they have been learning on so far has been great, but it’s time for it to move on!
From Bebo Grove to Shannon Terrace
A family walk in Fish Creek Park on a beautiful spring like day in Calgary. We wandered from Bebo Grove to Shannon Terrace and back again. The pathways are still pretty wrecked due to damage from last summers floods, but fortunately in the winter it’s pretty easy to find a way around the broken parts of the trail. It likely won’t be such a nice walk once the spring melt happens though…