We ended our virtual learning week with a round of the Thriller Dance (modified for JK students) that I joined in on while on a conference call (fortunately one where I did not have speak, if only my colleagues could see me!). For all your parents holding down full time jobs while trying to keep your kids engaged, I see you! Please feel free to fill my DMs or comments with your own stories of trying. to get by.
We had a pretty simple Friday night of salad bowls for supper and a couple of shows (wrapped up The Ripper on Netflix).
On Saturday morning we headed up to the Caledon area for a winter hike. We met Dave's parents who needed to come in to exchange something nearby. It was such a beautiful morning with the bright sun, crisp air, and lots of snow. We chose the Humber Valley Heritage Trail. Free and no reservations required, a win! Slightly icy at the beginning but we had hiking sticks and also walked on the softer snow on the side of the trail when we needed more traction.
Trying to slide down the path. This was more successful later on at some steeper sections. E went down on his front like he was doing the skeleton.
We brought some hot chocolate too of course.
Q did pretty well but needed a lift on the way back to the car for lunch.
The trailhead at the parking lot (off Duffy Lane and Hwy 150).
We were home early so I walked up to pick up a few groceries, E played with the neighbours, and Q and Dave played games and puzzles. I made a bean soup and the boys had sushi for supper.
On Sunday morning I did a workout, got groceries, and "attended" church in the morning. After lunch we took a quick spin over to High Park.
More hot drinks. We bring our new Hydroflask filled with hot water and then packets of hot chocolate, instant coffee, and apple cider mix since everyone likes something different, it makes more sense than bringing one big container of hot chocolate.
We saw a coyote on the ice on our way back to the car (near the duck pond by the zoo), so an exciting trip.
I took this picture of Q for my cozy blog post from yesterday. We were all cozy as our stew cooked in the oven.
We got the kids showered and into bed, and then Dave and I finally got into Bridgerton. Rather I watched it, he sat on the couch with me and watched the Raptors on his phone. That works!