Sonya’s Uncle Troy & Aunt Ivy came to visit for Halloween weekend. We were all so happy to have them here, and in just a few days, we managed to fit in making a lot of fun memories.
Of course, we had to show them our fabulous city. We walked all around Montreal. This is the five of us on the way to the port. Unfortunately, I couldn’t capture the Chinatown gate on St. Laurent Boulevard behind us, and Sonya is sleeping in the stroller. But, it’s still a nice group shot.
Perhaps Drex and I weren’t the most informative tour guides. We didn’t really know much about the history or even the names of most of the buildings. Here we are in front of what I think is a courthouse in Old Montreal.
Troy and Ivy got to be here for the year’s first snow! Halloween morning, we woke up to the park with a thin covering of white. Just enough to crunch on when we walked on the grass.
Sonya got dressed in her pink snowbeast outfit with her new pink panda mittens and pink snow boots. She did a fantastic job stomping along the uneven terrain and getting used to her lobster claw hands trying to pick up imaginary stuff off the ground.
We also got to see Drex play hockey in McConnell Arena with his intramural team. He looked great on the ice and almost helped score a goal in his #11 jersey (geek humor: it’s binary for lucky number 3). The hockey game ended in a tie.
In the evening, we went to our friend Ron and Chantal’s house for some afternoon snacks, and then went around their neighborhood trick-or-treating. Sonya started to figure out the concept of collecting loot from door-to-door. She waved to the people after receiving her candy.
We filled up that beautiful yellow purse after a few blocks, and because the weather was freeeeeeeezing, called it a night once we could no longer cinch the drawstrings.
Good thing we had a back-up costume! Whew! The Belle dress would not fit over Sonya’s snow suit. We didn’t anticipate the sudden overnight switch from fall to winter weather!
This morning, after a quick breakfast together at our favorite corner bakery, Troy and Ivy headed off in a taxi for their flight back to Texas. The living room looks empty without the big air mattress in it. Just a few more weeks before Dida and Lily arrive, though!