It's always great to see Stephen & Michelle, and the kids love to see their cousins.
It was (as usual) a weekend punctuated with all the important things:
Food (pork tenderloin stuffed with spinach and feta, served with wild rice pilaf, red cabbage, and followed by ooey, gooey chocolate brownies hot from the oven; also a late night snack of mussels steamed in white wine and garlic and dipped in parmesan butter);
Wine (Michelle bought me a bottle of Wolf Blass Grey Label for my birthday; Stephen came armed with a bottle of Scotch for him and Andrew);
Outdoor Fun (Anna and Naomi went snowshoeing and had a great adventure when the hail started; Rhys was fascinated by the animals in the barnyard and by Lady to whom he fed pounds of dog biscuits - I let him just to see his smile);
Indoor Fun (a rousing air hockey tournament that Rhys won, Grace & Naomi made crafts, they all enjoyed playing with Grace's new punching bag, and Erik shared lego with Rhys); and
Baby Snuggles (okay - this was mostly me playing with the most adorable baby in the world - yes, Isabella, I mean you!).
Once the kids went to bed on Saturday night, we discovered that we actually do have one channel on the TV, and it happens to be the one showing the Olympics, so we settled in to watch the Canadian Men's Curling team win the Gold medal. Too bad we discovered this at the end of the Olympics but c'est la vie.
Now I'm enjoying a quiet couple of hours getting some reading and writing in before we go snowboarding. The girls are supposed to be tidying their room but I hear them playing songs on their recorders so obviously that's not happening.
It's the tail end of another awesome weekend.