Our little family once again headed back to the wilds of Northern Saskatchewan to visit family and hang out at my parents cottage. Getting there is a bit of a journey (which you can read about here) but once we made it we were welcomed with warm weather, cool water, and great times. I got to meet my little nephew Charlie (pictured above) who came all the way from London which was a delight and visit with my sister and brother-in-law.
Bastien loves the water, although he did complain quite a bit when we tried to get him straight into the deeper colder water off our dock (it *was* freezing…) Once he got used to the water he was all good. Up on our deck he amused himself thoroughly with the water table and managed to get fully clothed into the kiddy pool a few times to splash around. Let’s just say I was happy my parents installed laundry machines this year….
One of his favourite things was to drive the motorboat. He learned how to go ‘faster faster’ pretty quick and loved to hit the boat up to full speed (which I did not love…) To this day he will still pound things with his right fist and scream to go faster. I think we have a little speed demon on our hands… (scary!)
He had lots of fun with Grandma and Grandpa including heading to the sand hill, looking at trucks (which there are ALOT of in that neck of the woods), eating ice cream, watching DVDs in the auto as we cruised around Northern Saskatchewan visiting friends, climbing crazy playground equipment, eating sand, throwing sticks and rocks into the lake, drinking the kiddy pool water and tormenting the cat.
On our way back we stayed a couple days in my hometown of Lloydminster where we hit up the local fair called Colonial Days. A fair in that part of the world always includes agriculture and rodeos and we took Bastien around to see all the animals which he LOVED. He also hit up a few of the kiddy rides and of course loved the mini-roller coaster (the fastest ride that he qualified for). The mini-donuts weren’t so bad either. There were a few bobos but the worst was a tiny little sliver which he probably got from climbing on all those wooden fences trying to get in with the sheep. A quick stop to the first aid tent got it out…
Overall, a great holiday and lovely company. I just visited my OBGYN and she remarked that I had a bit of a large weight gain since the last appointment so clearly we ate quite well too!