Sunday, February 21, 2010

Skating

Alice tried her hand (or feet) at skating last week at the Ste-Rose winter carnival. Not bad for a first time (i.e. she didn't leave the ice crying and swearing to never skate again), Guy might actually live out his dream to have the Desharnais name play in the NHL...

Oh wait, there's already a Desharnais playing for the Canadians!

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Sisters

Estelle sitting cosy, 15 months

Alice ready for dodo, 16 months
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Fresh Snow




(Simonne et Agathe: Nous aussi on a hâte à l'été, alors on cuisine des glacons dans notre cour)Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stratford

We travelled to Stratford this past weekend to be with Gareth and attend the service for Lindsay. We were very thankful to be able to make it (unfortunately Katherine is 10 days away from delivering Alice and Estelle's first cousin, so she couldn't travel) and we even made it out to be a little holiday for the girls. And they were INCREDIBLE! Sleeping in a strange hotel room, 8 hours on the road, lots of strangers in a church, salty restaurant food... so many deviations from the normal routine, and both girls were really amazing. We were so proud of them, and it made the trip much more enjoyable. We hope that we brought a few much needed smiles and hugs to Gareth.

Estelle in charge of the GPS

Alice's Polly Pocket Workstation

Bed wrestling

A swimming pool!

World's Greatest Traveller
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Auntie Lindsay



Alice and Estelle's incredible Auntie Lindsay passed away last week, after a courageous battle with cancer over the past 8 months. While we were not lucky enough to see Lindsay very often, as she lived in Stratford with Unky G, we appreciated every chance we got to spend time with her, and our family will miss her dearly whenever we reunite. The girls both loved their Auntie (was it her diminutive size? her youthful spirit? or the fact that loved loved all things pink and girly?) and though they understand little of her absence now, will surely come to know how wonderful she was through memories from Gareth.

A few glowing words from a handful of sources:

www.thestar.com
www.cbc.ca
www.stratfordfestival.ca

We will remember you, Lindsay.
We are by your side, Gareth.
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