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Monday, January 18, 2010

The Eastern Grandparents Hit Ottawa

The 3 Things were so lucky this past weekend to have had a lovely visit from their Nana and Grandad in Nova Scotia. They arrived on Friday night and we all made the trek out to the airport to watch planes take off and land for a little while before welcoming the grandparents to the nation's capital.

If you've ever been to the Ottawa International Airport, you know that it is just perfect for children. The inside is mammoth, offering sufficient space for little legs and feet to run at full speed to their heart's content. And, there is water. A huge fountain trickling down a colossal wall, to be exact. And to seal the deal? They sell SNACKS.

Yup, any kid's dream come true.

So we proved that seven people do fit quite comfortably in our mini-van and headed home for a relaxing weekend of visiting, playing games, eating delicious food, and just generally enjoying each others' company.

Nana and I took the boys to see Alvin and the Chipmunks (The Squeakquel). I found it down right hilarious and truly enjoyed myself, although my mother - who has seen the first movie - informs me that the original one is a bit better. But who can beat an afternoon staying seated for 90 consecutive minutes while enjoying hot, buttered popcorn? Yeah, that's right. No one!!

And so we were a bit sad to send Nana and Grandad back to the airport this afternoon so they could hit the skies and be on their way home to the East Coast.

But we'll keep this precious visit in our hearts until we can see them again!


BeachMama said...

Oh look at you that happy group. So glad you had a nice visit with Nana and Grandpa.

Don't you love the airport? I need to remember that the next time J says he's bored. My Dad used to take us when we were kids, just for fun.

Loukia said...

So wonderful! I love airports, so do my boys - we just got back from Florida and spent some time (duh) in the airport here in Ottawa, running around, watching the planes take off... we sometimes just go for dinner to the restaurant at the airport, chicken fingers and fries, and watch planes take off and land. It's lots of fun for the boys!

Megan said...

i love movie popcorn :) and i'm glad you had fun!

Michelle said...

Sounds like everyone had a grand time.

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