What’s your favorite season? It’s a game I love to play. Because I can’t figure out the answer. All I know is that I would be lost without my four seasons — my body has come to heavily rely on these time markers and my soul loves different aspect of every season. Often times, my favorite is the one we are currently in at any given time. Except summer. Then I’ll think long and hard and come up with another answer. It’s never summer. (i love parts of summer… but in no way is it my favorite.)
Actually, by the third week of July when I’m absolutely done done with the heat and humidity and hear somebody say ‘this is so much better than minus 20oC!!’ I realize that no, it’s not at all better than that. Give me SNOW anyday. Well, perhaps not – then I wouldn’t have my four seasons would I? but let’s just say I’m a happier camper when I get to spend five hours in the great outdoors in the middle of WINTER vs the middle of SUMMER.
and sometimes, it’s more than five. This week-end for example, we completely lost track of how many hours were spent outside.
Saturday, we spent the day at a private pond hockey tournament. Canadian winter at it’s absolute best.
Even the napping took place outside in the glorious sunshine. It was a grownup tournament — but the kids spent most of the day playing and cheering. Alexandre even skated a while on the third ‘extra’ rink. He was one happy boy. He had a hockey game early in the morning at the arena and then skated on the pond. While Alexandre was at his morning game, Elizabeth & Juliette were playing outside at home. Then we spent from 10:15 to 4:15 mostly outside at the pond hockey tournament. Came home and the kids played outside until 6:45. That part we couldn’t believe. Adam and I were tired (well, he played 5 hockey games. I simply chased a toddler around all day!) We let them play outside until they decided to come in – which normally doesn’t happen – we typically have set meal times! But there’s something about playing ouside, in the snow, in the dark!
Perfect Hockey Day in Canada.
Did you get out and play this weekend?
Oh, we spent Sunday out playing too — more on this shortly!
and please excuse the extreme quietness here in the last little while – both our families have been under the weather in some form and keeping up with our mailings has been our priority — hopefully now that we’re all on mend Jennifer & I will manage to blog & share more!