Since my husband was scheduled to work over the holidays this year, we were unable to make the trip to Montreal to spend the holidays with family. BUT – my sister came down to visit with her two daughters from the 21st to the 24th so at least we got to see some of the fam at Christmas. 🙂 It was a fun-filled few days – they arrived Thursday night – here’s a recap.
Friday we did some grocery shopping since I hadn’t had time to go before their arrival. We stayed close to home on Friday and worked on snowglobe molds, opened presents and had fun at a “Paris Night” themed dinner.
Funniest part of this is Chris struggling to free a doll from the box. 🙂
After dinner we watched the Michael Buble Christmas special and enjoyed some Aramula & Egg Nog cocktails. 🙂
Saturday we headed out to the Black Creek Pioneer Village which was amazing at this time of year – they even had a bit of snow up there – first snow we’ve seen all winter! Black Creek is an actual village set in pioneer times (approx 1861) that you walk through and visit all the different buildings (doctor’s office, schoolhouse, blacksmith, town hall, halfway house and inn, cooper, saddlery, etc.). It was so much fun and all the Christmas decorations made it a very magical experience.
Sue and the girls at the entrance:
The Town Hall where the kids got to decorate cookies:
Learning how to weave on a mini loom:
The doctor’s office:
The printing office:
That’s a lot of wood. 🙂
At Santa’s Cottage:
The wagon in front of the Halfway House and Inn
Sue and I LOVED this village – it was so much fun visiting the different buildings and hearing all about how they did things in those days. Super fun – highly recommended!
We had a late lunch at Red Lobster and we went to see the movie Rise of the Guardians – great holiday film.
Sunday morning was Cookie Mania and I had elves to help me.
We watched the Smurfs Christmas movie, enjoyed our turkey dinner, then watched the Sound of Music – classic! Everyone was pooped by the end.
Angry Birds was a hit on the iPad…they’re addicted…
Drove the troops back to the airport this morning – glad that we had such a festive and fun past few days!!