Though I love me some cozy days at home wrapped in blankets reading great books, I am most at home on a trail in the great outdoors. Fortunately, pink eye does not leave us flat-out at home in a bed, so we embark on many an adventure this week in the snow.
A short work-week after Christmas means Daddy is off work again and we take a trip to the Aquarium to check out the Polar Express 4D show again! This year, Brennyn is older and not so overwhelmed with the sound and size of it all so we all enjoy the fast-paced 4D version of the show.
On our way home, the girls fall asleep, but I just can’t pass up a stop on this gorgeous day at Porteau Cove for some treasure hunting in the sun. For Christmas, the girls received handmade treasure boxes from their Gampa. Such a brilliant, special gift! Though they wake up groggy and out of it after a short sleep in the car, they perk up immediately at mention they can search for treasures for their boxes. Rocks, shells, and sticks fill our pockets in no time as we beachcomb in the brilliant wintertime sun.
The greatest treasure of the day though? This picture of the four of us all smiling at the same time! Phew, not an easy feat but we got it!
December 31st, the last day of the year and my birthday, arrives and pink eye has now spread to B and to me. No parties or gatherings for us so we head up to the Whistler Olympic Park for a day of sledding together.
The last week of 2012 was filled with so much family joy, from cuddles on the couch watching movies, to great outdoor adventures in the snow. No better way to start 2013 than to be filled with this much gratitude!