Saturday, August 5, 2017

Iceland on Ice

Aidan broke his arm a few weeks ago; so we cancelled our trip to Iceland. Vacationing at the cottage instead.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Traditional Vietnamese Concert in Mississauga

We attended a local recital put on by the Vietnamese Community Centre of Mississauga. We listened to the "moon flute" (banjo type instrument), zither, and monochord. The last instrument has only one string, and various notes are generated by picking the string while changing its tension. The community centre provides lessons for traditional Vietnamese instruments.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Upcoming Vietnamese Concert in Toronto

This concert may be of interest to folks in the GTA...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

TDH Picinic in Toronto

Since we missed the TDH picnic last year, we made a point of going this year.  It was nice that it was in Toronto, which meant a very short trip for us.  We noticed that many of the Ottawa and Kingston families were missing.... I guess too far for them.  It was nice to see Manon and a few familiar faces.  There were many new faces as well. We did miss the Kashinos and hope that Sharon will be doing better soon.
Here are a few snaps from the day...

 Elise with Maya
 Owen with mother, Sue
 Heather's son, the cutie pie!
 Having fun in the park
 Elise on the monkey bars

Maya, Canadian Ninja Warrier!
Harper, posing for a photo

Grandparents Visit

Mike's parents came to visit for a few days, too short a visit.  They enjoyed a trip into Toronto to the AGO and then up to the cottage for a few days. The weather was lovely and we enjoyed kayaking and sitting by the fire at night as well as checking out The Barn.  Here are a few snaps of the family by the fire.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Happy 150 Canada!

We're looking forward to celebrating Canada's 150th birthday up at the cottage. Feeling particularly grateful and proud this year to call Canada home. We are lucky to live in a peaceful, tolerant, and beautiful country!