Monday, 2 November 2015

The Snow is Here.. sort of

The first flakes of snow of the season fell in Airdrie today, but nothing hung around, but it's worth marking the date.
The situation out at Nakiska, where we ski, is better, Here is a photo taken from their webcam at the top end of their highest ski lift:

It's not that deep at the bottom of the runs, but it all bodes well as the people who run Nakiska want to open to the public this coming weekend.
The main access road to Nakiska, and to our trailer, was covered in snow today too. Let's hope it lasts the week, though the forecast is for above zero daytime temperatures with below zero at night.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Busy November

Here's how the calendar looks for November, a little hectic between the kids' skating, Dan's gymnastics, Lara's taewondo & music lessons, then Dan's skiing lessons start, and Lara should get back to her ski club's dryland training on Saturdays as her ankle heals. Oh, and she starts another round of swimming lessons next Monday..

Happy Halloween

Halloween is a big deal over here, with the grown ups almost as excited about it as the kids. As far as Lara was concerned, during the buildup last week, "Halloween is going to be the best night of my life". As is it, she ended up having a mini strop during the trick or treat walk as Dan wanted to go home before she was ready. In the end I stayed out with her for an extra 10 minutes before she too was ready to go home and start eating.  Even today she's been sulking that Dan "always ruins my Halloween because he's a baby". I'm not sure what he'd done to upset her this time, but I'm sure it didn't ruin her Halloween. She can be quite the drama queen.
Anyway, here are the kids as Astronaut Dan and Abbey Bominable (from Monster High, of course), and the grown ups didn't escape a little bit of dressing up too.