The first week of December the children and I headed off to Canada for a visit to the Grandmas. It has been five years since the children have been in the North. For the Dude, it was kind of like his first trip as he couldn't remember much. He was only 2 1/2 when we went last.
I was wondering how they would react to family they didn't really know. I didn't have to worry much. Family is family and I loved to watched the interchange.
You never know what you will find in Victoria. My last trip it was men in kilts for the Highland Games, this year...
This fabulous carriage in the parking garage of the grandmas condo complex.
They enjoyed a lot of time with their Great Grandma. She is pretty amazing. She suffered a heart attack in January and was home in three days. She is one tough cookie.
This is my Aunt Lois and the children's grandmother. She has no idea how valued she is in our lives. One of my best friends and the kindest person I know. We love her so much.
One of the highlights of this trip was going down to the docks and feeding the seals. Miss Boo got the hang of it, but a seagull tried to get the fish from the Dude and almost took off his finger. He spent the rest of the time avoiding all animals. We went to a fish market close to the docks for some fish scraps, but it was a high end fish place and they didn't have any, but the gentleman was kind and gave us about $30 worth of free fish so the kids could have a good experience. I love the generosity he showed.
I love, love these two kids!
On Monday, miss Boo stayed home with great grandma and the rest of us went out to shop in old downtown. The Dude had me cracking up most of the time.
Fat Cranky Bear, he was dubbed by the Dude!
My friend Sandy came up and spent the day with us. So much fun!
Christmas time in Victoria is amazing!
It was a delightful time. One of my favorite places to spend time is with my family.
And for it being a first flight alone with both the kids, it wasn't too shabby. So glad Mr. Finn let us go.