Saturday, February 13, 2010

quick trip

i've gotten used to jumping at the chance of getting into st. john's to visit with my daughter and son-in-law and the grandchildren. it's an 8-10 hour drive in the winter - nerve-wracking if the weather is bad, pleasant if it's good (somehow in the winter you are seeing only the "bones" of the island when you are travelling across). and i always manage to get lots of knitting done (5 pairs of gloves this time).this week's trip was shorter than expected because we left early to try to miss the storm. so how much can be fit in in 1 1/2 days?
1. eamon is almost 10. i walked him to school and picked him up after for a "special" time downtown. a snack at hava java. a walk along water st. and duckworth going into his favourite shops - ballistics for hats and sneakers, sword and steel (i really don't know what was in that store - figurines, games, dungeons and dragons stuff), downtown comics. i went to his basketball practice the first evening.
2. lucy is 4 1/2, we made cut-out dolls ( a princess who needed only ball gowns and a wedding dress (some things never change..) and we went to the rooms (newfoundland's archives, museum and art gallery) to see a wonderful multi-media show about glaciers.
3. finn is 1. i followed him around the house as he explored his world. we went to chapters (he already loves stories). and i watched him as he bathed.
and of course lots of stories and cuddly times for all. and in between quick chats with my daughter. a fast catch-up and infusion for us all. next trip will be april...

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