Five Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids and Families

  “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”ies― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass What a lovely quote that touches on the peace drifting in with a fresh snowfall.In Chicago, that quilt lasts but a moment....more

A little slice of Canadiana

Canadians often brag about being able to not only withstand the cold, but embrace it.On frosty winter mornings, while scraping the four-inch, icy coating off their windshields, neighbours can be heard making cheery quips like, “Cold enough for ya?” or, “That’s quite the dump of snow we got last night, eh?”...more

Today was for the Birds

The weather reports promised an onslought of snow, Thursday night into Friday.Although it sounds like it hit hard up north, those of us in the Washington Metropolitan Area got off lightly.Through the dining room windows.We woke up to a beautiful morning, white snow and vivid blue skies. I didn't have to go far for a nice photo, in fact, just out the kitchen window....more

Making a snowman  ...more

Winterlude fun on the Canal and Sculptures

We went scating on the Ottawa Canal and enjoyed Winterlude.  Here is some great pictures of some of the ice sculptures we saw and a little story about the fun we had.  Read more...more

Conquering Winter with Rollerskates

From Little Victories with Bub and Teebs...more

My Kind of Day

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home I let the kids skip school yesterday so we could head to the mountains for some snow tubing. Because nothing says fun like sliding down a channel of man-made snow while perched on an inflatable tube in 60 degree weather.I guess when I send the absence notes with the kids on Monday, I'll have to say it was an "educational family trip". What. Physics were involved....more