For those not in the Canadian-know, it was Thanksgiving yesterday.
Henry & I had a wonderful long weekend together, apple picking, making pumpkin pie, going on a long bike ride and eating a Thanksgiving risotto.
While eating our lunch on the rocks by the water, we each named 3 things we were thankful for.
2. You and my dad
3. Trips that I get to go on
While my list to Henry was simplified and included him at the top, here is a blog version of my thanksgiving fervour:
For the love that is possible in this world, I am thankful.
For the acceptance and encouragement that friendships give, I am thankful.
For the healing power of nature, I am thankful.
With this abundance in my heart to share, I welcome each new day.
Since there really are so many pictures this week, lets cut right to the chase and review the last week IN PICTURES:
|NYC friend moves to hip Queen West.|
With the men absent, we laydeez did all the heaving lifting.
and then had some wine and delights.
|Selecting a leaf for his daycare art project.|
|Friday trip to Niagara Falls|
|If only we had more time...|
In the hotel. Henry: "What, two beds?"
|On the way to IHOP.|
So overpriced, hope to never go back.
|Henry now knows the way.|
|Morning crossing of the Rainbow Bridge|
|It was chilly so Henry wore my vest. |
And shortly after this photo was taken, ran away again.
|Waiting to be picked up at Twist O' the Mist|
|Apple-picking: a hay maze|
|Finding the right tree|
|I love apples!|
|Henry and Peter love apples!|
|Here, put this in the bag.|
|The monthly Chowder Sale at the fire hall.|
Kids get hats.
Adults buy soup, made by men. Firemen.
|Last rustle in the leaves before we depart.|
|Late afternoon crossing of Rainbow Bridge|
Henry picked out a pumpkin at the apple farm and on Sunday outright refused to let me buy a pumpkin pie at the store and insisted that we make one from scratch. We compromised, and I bought a tender flake crust. But, here goes...
|Scooping out the seeds and roasting|
|Pureeing the roasted flesh|
|Bake in nice shell|
|devour, with whipped cream|
|Monday we went for a long bike ride.|
Played soccer a lot.
And toilet tag (don't ask)
|Someone made these incredible rock sculptures.|
Henry insisted that we eat our lunch in the midst
|climbing rocks a while|
It is a great joy to reflect on this last weekend with Henry. I am especially thankful for this rambunctious, hilarious and thoughtful boy. He is truly a priceless treasure.
Coming up in this next week? Who knows? stayed tuned...