But enough of that for now... let's start with something fun and happy.
We stopped at a lovely spot named "rocky cliff point" by Brendan and went exploring and scrambling in the rocks. Brendan took his cup of hot pea and ham soup and silently sat by the water just staring at the lake and sipping on his soup, lost in his own thoughts. Magical. And just what we all needed.
The boys are beginning to get the hang of actually paddling in a helpful way, rather than just being splashy and annoying. Although they want to do it their own way and not necessarily the way we suggest!
The canoeing topped off a wonderful weekend which included a family Thanksgiving dinner and overnight stay in Montreal. Of course, it was a busy time and I didn't take any photos, although I think Shannon got a good one of all the boys together. Will have to get a copy.
Next time...? Hmmm. I think I'll write a couple of 'highlights posts' about Slovenia and Scotland, our trip across the Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2, our new home in Ottawa and whatever else we can think of. But really I want to get back to writing about the here and now. Brendan lost his first tooth this week amid much excitement. It has inspired him to write his first two page letter. Oh so cute. That will be next.