Friday, June 4, 2010

Grandma and Grandpa Peterson Visit - Part 1

We were so lucky to have Grandma and Grandpa Peterson come to visit for almost two full weeks over Easter.  They came right before the airline ticket prices tripled - yikes.  And, although the main purpose was just to soak them up and let the kids wear them out . . . we made sure to engage them in all sorts of family traditions.

See . . . Autumn was thrilled!  Just kidding . . . she had a great time.  We just captured a serious moment.

We took them to the 2nd annual (while we're in Canada) Sugar Bush farm trip, where they make maple syrup.  It's true . . . the syrup is better in Canada.  Jeff and I have joked many times about how when we return home one day we will have a pallet or two of pure Canadian maple syrup in the truck.  

"No, sir.  We don't plan to sell or distribute those.  We just really love the syrup here."

It's probably the most expensive pancake, maple syrup and sausage breakfast you'll find . . . but, it is oh so good.  And, because they'd raised the price on the pony rides this year, the kids opted for one pony ride each and some cotton candy . . . which they promptly discovered they didn't really like (I guess sometimes it's better to bite the bullet, pay the $5 and just to let them try it rather than hear them beg for it every time they see that colorful, fluffy enticing-looking treat).

Gavin insisted that Grandma push his stroller for most of the morning.

Grandpa was definitely there.  He's just a bit trickier to catch on film.

More to come . . .

1 comment:

  1. I love your sunglasses, you look like a babe.