Sunday, March 24, 2019

Glimpses of a Sunday

I had a conference at work yesterday so I am trying to cram the whole weekend into today... and not very successfully, may I add ;) Groceries... check! Superficial and unmotivated tidying... check! Organizing lunch supplies for the week... check! Dinner cooking... check! Attempt at making a berry crumble... check! Laundry... oh well... we can't always get everything done ;) 

I do have 3 kids: I tried to get a picture of Alexander (below) but he is not into it so I added a picture of his hand, which was covering my phone camera ;) I will take what I can get ;) 

We had snow over the past few days but we should be at 12C by midweek... this actually gets me looking forward to Monday ;) Still fantasizing about wearing sandals.....

Wishing you all a great week ahead xox

Tulips to block the view of snow... and more snow
My efforts at a berry crumble


Before it gets raided by Alexander

Milk moustache

Trying to convince me that he is doing homework ;)

This is Alexander's hand. He didn't want me to take his picture ;)

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Early morning

This morning, I had to be at an early meeting. It was kind of nice to not be involved in pushing boys out the door to get to school on time ;) PLUS, I love Montreal when it starts to wake up... Great way to start the day.

Hope you all are having a good one xox

Here is some early morning Montreal spam ;)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


This is the day where winter becomes spring and I can officially say that I made it! Finally, the other side! You can already feel it in the air. People are actually smiling.... it is easier to walk without heavy boots... you don't have to bury yourself in winter clothing... the sun feels warmer... ahhhhh!

This... is.... awesome! Wishing you all a great day... and enjoy xox

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

More Ottawa

Frankly, I don't know what I was more impressed about: the Canadian Nature Museum or the fact that my boys walked ALL day without complaining. They are both pretty up there ;)

The other thing that I was pretty impressed about was that the boys didn't ask how much longer we were staying at the museum... not even one time. To me, that is a clear 10/10 for museum rating. We got to spend time with dinosaurs, ocean animals, land animals, space, minerals, butterflies, Arctic peoples and culture and the earth. Pretty awesome for 5 hours!

Overall, so glad we went.

Now for some good dinner plans for our last night in Ottawa... Tomorrow is the Byward Market before heading home.... Oh yeah! There is a Marimekko boutique there = danger ;)


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

March break in Ottawa

This year, for March break, we decided to take the boys to Ottawa for a few days of visiting museums and learning about the parliament buildings (hmmm.... almost sounds educational.... mwahahahaha!). Today, after arriving, we went to the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Despite the initial hesitation on their part (it IS a museum, after all), the boys really enjoyed it. The displays were a really good mix of interesting things for all ages (even for Andreas and I... the professional science geeks).

On an impulse, I booked our hotel over Christmas and I am so glad that we ended up with this one... so glad that we decided that we might just move in ;) It ended up being more like a really big apartment where the boys even have their own "wing". We are right downtown so it is perfectly located and, with a kitchen, we can have a slow breakfast in our own room. Awesome!

Tomorrow, we will go to the Museum of Nature and then visit the Parliament buildings. Will let you know how all that goes...  ;)

Now, here is some photo spam..... will be back tomorrow xox