We got together with my sister and her family over the holidays and we took the kids up to Jack Seaton Park to blow off some energy. Andrew and Kelly had a great time at the playground and chased each other up and down the slides and played together on the swing and the climbers. Hannah and Melanie also played together but were much less active...
Andrew got a new scooter for Christmas. Since we don't have very much snow this winter we decided that it would be fun to go give it a try at Carburn. Melanie brought hers too and they both made it all the way around the paved path in the park. Andrew looked like he was working pretty hard at points, but he got better and better as we went.
Not much to say about this. Louise and Melanie play a duet on the piano. It's nice. Listen.
Louise and the kids wanted to try out their new snowshoes so we went for a walk at Carburn Park. We don't have lots of snow, but there was just enough to see how well they worked. Although Melanie wasn't totally hooked, Andrew loved it. We'll try to get into the mountains for a real test soon.
We had a quiet Christmas at home this year with just our immediate family. Although somewhat odd not to have a houseful of family, it was kind of nice too. We'll be seeing family at the end of the week, so we'll get the best of both worlds. The kids still had lots of excitement as they opened their presents and played with all the new stuff!