Snow Days

It’s really been a green Christmas and we’ve been unable to do some of the things we want to at this time of the year… like play in the snow. Finally, a couple days ago it got cold and started to snow. Our tobogganing hill down the street was usable and the ice was ready…

Sliding on New Years Eve

For New Years Eve, our group of friends thought it would be fun to take our kids sliding at the hill we grew up on in Pickering overlooking the nuclear power plant. The hill has changed quite a bit as it looks like the city was trying to discourage sliding there. We had the entire…

2017 Touch a Truck

The Touch-a-Truck event is something that happens annually at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. It’s a day where the parking lot fills with big trucks of all sorts. Fire trucks, ambulance, transport trucks, cement mixer, and even a zamboni! And the best part is kids (and kid like adults) can climb on and in every…

Ice Fishing

Last Monday was Family Day and also free fishing weekend… meaning, no fishing licence was required for the whole weekend. I thought it would be a great opportunity to try out the ice fishing gear that’s just been collecting dust in my garage. I’ve only ever been ice fishing once and it just turned into an…

O’Hara Mill Conservation Area

A couple weekends ago, we took the family to O’Hara Mill Conservation Area near Madoc, Ontario. There was a maple syrup making demonstration, sleigh rides, and pancakes… which were all gone by the time we arrived. The ground was still covered in snow, but the sun was out and it was very warming. I brought my…

May Long Weekend

This past long weekend was a busy one. We had some good friends up on Saturday and spent the entire day outside. I did manage to take a couple photos in-between chasing the kids around. Below are a couple of my favourites. The are mostly of my son who was slow enough to have his…

Our Hike on Family Day

Monday was Family Day and we were determined to spend the day outside. We finally made it out after lunch and went for a hike on the trails at Trent University. It was a tad chilly in the shade, but the sun made up for it.