Wow, what an amazing week of weather we just had. As I write this it is snowing, but last week while we were all off, it couldn't have been nicer - the kids were out in shorts half the week!
Last year we went to Quebec City for March Break, and enjoyed a blustery week exploring the Plains of Abraham and eating in small downtown creperies. Nothing quite so adventurous this year, but sticking close to home with the temperatures in the mid teens gave us a great excuse to get outside.
There was the trampoline, where it looks like Anna is attempting a Yoga pose, while Erik tries to launch himself into the air.
There was the Treehouse because you never know when Tarzan-esque skills will be in demand.
The Swing. You know that expression, no room to swing a cat....I don't think this is what it means...
And of course the Archery range. If you ask me archery is a long lost skill. Anna blogged about this in more detail in one of her rare posts.
Somewhere in the middle was St Patrick's Day, and some pesky leprechaun got in and turned the cereal milk green in the morning and the ice cream green in the afternoon.
And in reward for yard clearing, we had a great bonfire. Some friends came over and we roasted sausages and marshmallows and drank wine while the kids all ran around. There's nothing like an early Spring bonfire to bring out everyone's wild side.
Then late Friday afternoon, when all possibilities were nigh exhausted, and we were waiting for the roofer to arrive to give us a quote on the roof, Super Mom (me) saved the day with a dozen plastic containers, water, baking soda, vinegar, food colouring and cooking oil. Experiment, I told them, and amazingly, they did. For two hours. It's incredible how entertaining a few basic household ingredients can be.