Saturday, February 19, 2011
Bowmanville Bound, Pt. 1
Very few residents of the province of Ontario are what you would call "big fans" of Premier Dalton McGuinty, who seems to feel that increased prices and taxes are the price of "civilization" (I'll be floating that quote around in my brain while I'm waiting at the polling station next election, Mr. McG). But he did give us a much-welcome new holiday, "Family Day", which certainly helps break up the long, miserable Canadian winters.
Of course, a long-weekend guaranteed a visit from Grandma and Grandpa, so we packed up the car and headed out mid-morning to Wendy's new digs in Bowmanville (still getting used to the route. Viva Mapquest!).
Upon arrival, Carter dispensed with the pleasantries and headed straight for the computer, eager to get an Imagination Movers marathon going (he remembered that Dad had saved a YouTube playlist, accessible from anywhere). That meant Nathaniel could get more time with the great presents offered up: yet another variation on a talking Elmo, a cool froggie ball, and a Valentine's Day monkey!
The boys were glad to see Wendy, Thomas, and Steph again--even Mooch was more tolerant than usual. She must be getting used to them...