At that time, I traveled to Crolles, France to live with her and her family for 3 months and she also stayed with my family and me for 3 months in my hometown of Bradford, Ontario. We stayed in touch for many years after our exchange program was over, but lost touch past university. Until good ol' facebook reunited us a few years back. She came to visit us two years ago when Logan was only 2 months old and has come back again this year.
And it has been a wonderful visit. Way too wonderful catching up with her again. And awfully wonderful having an extra pair of hands around the house. The kids seem like an absolute breeze these days. I told Jérôme that maybe next year we should pay her flight out here for her, just to get such a nice break again ;)
We've been super busy since she's gotten here. Here's a peek at a few of the things we've been up to:
Backyard barbeque with friends:
Beach day at Oka Provincial Park:
|Auditioning for Baywatch|
|Sit daddy, sit|
|Can't turn away for a split second|
|LOVE Chloé's facial expression here!|
Some adventures trying on shoes, as I have *finally* accepted that my pre-baby heels will likely never fit me again and am passing what can fit into Camille's suitcase on to her:
I take solace in knowing they will have a good home.
A visit to Peter's Cape Cod, at Camille's request, to get some fish and chips:
|fish and chips|
A visit last night to Spa Le Finlandais. And though I have no photos, this trip convinced me that this needs to become a monthly ritual.
And then today, a hike up Mont St. Hilaire in beautiful weather. Logan even managed to hike all but approximately 300 meters of the 2.5 km hike up to the top, reaching an altitude of approximately 1350 feet. What a champ!! Then he napped in the stroller on his way down.
|multi-tasking my way up the mountain|
|the beautiful view from the top|
|needing a nap at the top of the mountain|