After making this difficult decision, and letting my work know with lots of time for them to fill my position, we headed to Ottawa to visit my sister and her family. Just the break I needed after an anxious few weeks.
We don't often have the chance to visit my sister, so this was a great opportunity for us. We pulled our daughter out of school at lunch time on Friday, and we made the long 7 hour journey with two awake kids. We stopped for dinner at Subway, our little girls request, and only had to stop one other time for gas and a pit stop at a Tim Horton's.
Once we arrived, it was all kinds of commotion between the three kids. The two girls play as though they are never apart. By the end of the trip they wear each other out, but they also seem so in sync they could be sisters. There were maybe two crying fits over a toy; but, the rest of the time was devoted to imagination play, colouring, stickering, and enjoying each others company. Even when they asked for a movie, they maybe watched 10 minutes before they were back into action. I am so glad they have the opportunity to see each other, as they clearly love each other like crazy.
On Saturday, we all took a trip out to Merrickville to check out their Christmas displays, enjoy lunch, and see the locks.
We first went in search of a lunch spot. We would have eaten at The Yellow Canoe Cafe, but the wait was an hour and we had very hungry little ones; maybe next visit, as it looked delicious.
After the kids went to bed on Saturday night, the adults enjoyed a game of Quiddler (like Scrabble without the board) and ate the chocolate bar (yum!). We also tried a new flavour of popcorn, maple bacon, was interesting. The game was lots of fun, and I was happy to know I retained so many words throughout my time studying English.
Sunday we enjoyed the park and lounging around my sister's place. We did not want to go far, as we would be driving straight home after dinner (when the kids would be going to bed). So we enjoyed the company, watched the girl's play together, and even watched our little guy do some standing and walking on his own (almost to the point where the walker won't be necessary, just doesn't want to give it up).
Was especially hard to leave, as both girls were exhausted and crying about not wanting to leave the other. However, we reminded them the next time they would see each other it would be Christmas. That seemed to help a bit. We will have to make another trip out to Ottawa soon, maybe include a trip to Merrickville while we are there.
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