Sunday, April 30, 2006

Rob and I finally managed to go to Montreal this weekend. This was a trip that should have happened weeks ago, but then Rob got sick, then I got sick, and our trip had to keep getting postponed. Anyway, we woke up on Saturday morning (it was BEAUTIFUL & SUNNY), packed up our stuff (it's funny how Bosco's bag was the same size as ours!), and hit the road. We made a pit-stop at Starbucks, Rob got coffee, and I have lately become a fan of their organic Happy Planet fruit smoothies (tree-huggers beverage...and very yummy), and drove to Montreal with the music loud and the wind in our hair. We arrived at my sister's place to a huge, Korean FEAST that my mother had prepared...sushi, dumplings, shrimp, kimchi...and belated birthday cake for Rob!!! So yummy. After all chatting for a bit, Sue and Christian left for the evening to attend a wedding, Rob left with the dog to visit his parents, which left my mother and I to babysit...something we've done numerous times in the past. This time we both fell asleep on the couch, and awoke to Audrey calling us on the phone. Audrey was commenting on what kind of babysitters fall asleep, when I looked up and saw my youngest nephew playing with SHARP ADULT scissors...trying to remove the label off of a Gingerale bottle! Ha ha ha, little bugger dragged the chair to the cupboard, climbed up and helped himself to the supplies he needed for his "experiment". I told Audrey (after first telling Edouard to be VERY CAREFUL) what he was doing. I wonder if she'll trust me to look after the girls when they come next month?!? Anyway, it was amazing to spend some quality time with my family. Romy and Victor had fun playing with Bosco and giving him way too many treats. And my super-nice mom packed a cooler full of food for us to take back to Ottawa, so I don't have to cook when I'm tired after work this week. She's the best! Hope you all had a fun weekend too...I'll post pictures as soon as I get Susan to email me some!


audrey said...

What you were BOTH sleeping at the same time? I thought that only mom was asleep when I called you. And that you had taken a nap earlier in the day. I'm not too sure if I want to leave Alex and Rachel with Sleepy and Sleepier next month. Just kidding. Love ya, Audrey

Kaili said...

You BOTH feel asleep?!?!?! Haha! Romy could hold the fort down, no prob!
Isn't your Mom the best? She's such a sweetie, you should ask her for me if she has found her "note-book". Hehe!

Dina said...

I hope that both your sisters will from this day forward have child services on their speed dial.

Anonymous said...

How strange... I innocently wander onto my sister's blog to find out that Edouard was unattended with scissors! It would've been very funny (or super scary) had he decided to make himself popcorn via the Microwave; would you have awoken thinking that there were guns going off?!
- S.