February 14, 2016
Winterlude (Ice slides)

It was super cold for the last Winterlude weekend (of course) with extreme cold warnings for Saturday and Sunday. Family day Monday was supposed to warm up significantly, so we figured the line-ups for the ice slides would be ridiculous as everyone else would be waiting for the warm weather.

I wasn't too scared by the extreme weather warning in any case because we have good snow gear. Also, last year I took Erika and Elizabeth sliding on an extreme cold weather day but we didn't get too chilly because we warmed up in between and the lack of lines meant we weren't standing around waiting.

Brendan took Amelia home as it was really too cold for a baby to be out and rest of us caught the bus over to Jacques Cartier park.

It was a gloriously sunny day and we had a really good time. My phone battery died after about thirty seconds due to the extreme cold so no pictures of the actual ice sliding or of Elizabeth being an extra for a kid's TV program. Anyone know of a series that recently showed a blue wizard sliding down the ice slides into a foam wall? I can't remember the name of the show but Elizabeth got to jump around with a foam finger for the blue team. Matthew could have too but he bailed in the middle of the first take, partly because he was cold and feeling shy and partly because he spotted the Winterlude baby dragon Cybčle doing a dance and he wanted to dance too.

All too soon it was time to catch the bus back to Ottawa. I didn't want to risk frostbite, so we got off at the stop conveniently outside Grandma's house and borrowed her phone. The kids may have had cookies and hot chocolate for supper. Then we had a family movie night (Despicable Me) and now we know what minions are.

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