First, I would like to announce the very lucky winner of the essential oils holder giveaway: Anne-Renée Caporicci! Kind of forgot about it over March break, but better late than never! Thank you to everyone who shared, liked and promoted my blog. And thanks a lot to our friend from Scotty Wood Design for the great gift! I wish I could give everyone a prize! You are all so great, thanks again for following mylemondroplife! I promise I’ll do another giveaway very soon.
So last week was March break, finally! We had been waiting for it for like forever. We had a long to-do list, but not much got a chance to be crossed off. It wasn’t on the list, but we did end up spending three straight days in our pajamas! It should have been on the list cause it felt sooo good.
On our first day off, we slept in… well past the usual 7am. A luxury! And then we took the boys and their cousins to a few games of laser quest. We met a friend from Liam’s class, played arcade games, had a lot of fun, and then we went for an ice cream cone at Chocolats Favoris. Laser quest followed by ice cream cone is one of my boys favorite things to do! One of my favorite as well.
Back home, we had Brian’s sister and brother over for dinner. My brothers-in-law practically took over my home and Brian’s toolbox and repaired every minor things our house needed fixing for! The question needs to be asked: where was my husband when they learned all of that? I don’t want to know! Well, thanks guys… please come back in May for the outside fixin’!
Sunday was snooze fest. We each took turns for naps and being lazy. These days are the best!
Monday was Trolls Day. The boys have been obsessed with the movie and CD. The music is awesome, or was awesome, for a while. Logan got the soundtrack for Christmas and it’s all the music we have been listening to in the car since. I can’t listen one more time to ‘Can’t stop the feeling’. The movie has also been on a loop at home since we got it. So, to make them happy on their first real March break day off, I decided to have a special day to honor Trolls. My mom made the most awesome Trolls hat, it’s hilarious! We also had popcorn and Trolls cookies and cones while watching -once again- the movie.
We had the best of days on Tuesday. I had planned the chocolate paint activity with my cousins! You can read more about that in my last post. The kids had so much fun being together. But it made me feel old, as I can remember spending time with my cousins during March break doing fun activities our parents had planned out for us. Now, it’s our turn.
On Wednesday, as soon as Brian came back from work, we left for the cottage for a three nights little family getaway. It was Brian’s first days off since our California adventure last summer, and the kids were really excited that the four of us were leaving on a ‘trip’. Logan was expecting we’d take a plane and go to Disney, but no, not this time Loggy; it was only a short road trip to my uncle’s cottage in Morin Heights. We were lucky enough to have the cottage for ourselves for the weekend (as my uncle was away down south with my mom for the week). Morin Heights is a cute little village near Saint-Sauveur in the Laurentians. We had packed our snowshoes, a bunch of kids movies and some snacks. First stop was for a late diner at Patate Labelle in Lachute, a snack bar where you can get some of the best fast food around. For me it was a poutine; HEAVEN!
Once we arrived, we made a fire and snuggled on the couch for what seems like hours. By that I mean the boys on the iPad and myself taking a nap!
Next morning, we braved the cold and got out to the Glissades des Pays d’En Haut. We met up with our friends ‘les Roy’ and went sliding/tubing. It was one of my favorite as a child and still is. That place is so much fun with some really fast rides, but with next to nobody on the hills, bonus, there was like no waiting time. After the first ride we already knew that our little Logan was not a fan. Poor Loggy, he saw the hills and he started to cry, so I decided to skip a few with him, but we did managed to bring him back with us later for some more rides… but he definitely had more fun jumping on the tubes and eating snow than going down the hill!
We did the rafting and tornado slides and they were crazy! I mean the 8 of us in one circle type of boat going down the hill while spinning and spinning, watch out! I screamed the entire way down!
So we went back to the cottage, and then, of course, I took another nap… what can I say, for me, cottage + fire = I need a nap. Well not only at the cottage, it’s actually one of my main priorities when on vacation. But then I was ready for our feast. Our friends joined us at the cottage, and we had cheese fondue, cheese raclette and another fondue. But even after that amazing meal and all that good cheese, I got to say that the best part was the dessert!!! Vero had made some croissants filled with Cadbury Easter eggs. To die for… while the guys’ dessert was another craft beer… they found a spot in Morin Heights where there was a ton of Beau’s beer that they can’t find at our local LCBO… but as excited as they were, nothing could have come close to what I felt eating that Cadbury Egg croissant! Shortly after we were done with the desserts, we were all so full, and the kids were all so exhausted that we called it a night.
Friday was already here and we went snowshoeing in the mountain trails. I’d say it was a tad dangerous and a little extreme for some 4 and 6 years old, but it was just gorgeous. After snowshoeing, we went for a French onion soup, then a nap, and then some main street shopping in Saint-Sauveur before ending up in a pub to celebrate St-Patty’s Day… with craft beers, burgers and an awesome dessert. And then, one last night at the cottage, with the end of March break approaching way too fast…
On our way back home, we had to go say goodbye to Brian’s aunt, and on our way there we went to the theater to see Beauty and the Beast. No spoiler alert here, just go watch that movie. Wow! We had dinner with Brian’s family, and then it was time to drive back to Rockland… and time to end our March break the same way we started it, in our pajamas! It was a week filled with great snacks, great adventures, great friends, and many great naps… just the way it’s supposed to be!
Next, summer break!