Tuesday 14 February 2023

We had weekend visitors!

💕 Happily, we expected the kids. We were having a sleepover! I'd asked for help rehanging the wood duck nesting box. You'll recall I took it down, with great effort, over several days, ready to move it. [More work to do!] I'd walked the perimeter of the property in snowshoes, and found the only likely tree away from the frogpond. The wetland is wet with our warm temperatures. I'll bet the ducks return home sooner rather than later.

We hauled it down on the sled, with the ladder, and the drill. We are ready to go. 

What a lovely day! It was so nice to see the sun.

This old sled, still sits by the tree. I'd found it in the wetland one year when the wetland was frozen, not wet! I've been leery these days. Winterlude in Ottawa isn't exactly Waterlude, but we haven't had cold enough temperatures for people to skate.

Next, we watched Jeopardy. Josee kept score for us. Caitlin was the hands down winner! 
After watching two Jeopardy shows we'd taped, we watched some old YouTube kidlet videos Chromecast on the TV!

We had a concert.

Cinnamon was confused. He took off!

duet from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

It was a yummy dinner. I'd watched them create a Potato Bacon Roses dish on a talk show <= click there for the recipe. You slice potoatoes thinly, sprinkle olive oil and seasonings on them, lay them out on a couple pieces of bacon, roll 'em up and bake in a muffin tin. My SIL and I made that. It took an army. He prepared carrots, green beans and beef tenderloin on the BBQ. It was wonderful! 

Dessert was wee Valentine cupcakes JB picked up. Mini ones! Just yummy, although there was one missing. Snitched whilst working hard at making us dinner! 

On the way back to the house, an Isabella caterpillar.


Tom said...

...it nice to have a concert! Enjoy a lovely day.

eileeninmd said...

The concert looks fun and the dinner looks yummy. Happy Valentine's Day, have a great day!

Barbara Rogers said...

Aspiring musicians gave a good little concert there. I didn't think of how Winterlude is affected by warmer temperatures...all that ice. The sculptures have had a tough time of it during pandemic. Glad the box is in place for the little strange ducks that have to jump to the ground when they're practically just hatched. Not like the birds where mum and dad come running all day to feed the young-ums.

Divers and Sundry said...

What a lovely time :)

RedPat said...

The meal looks delicious.

Cloudia said...

Musicians are the best people, even if cats don't always realize it.

DeniseinVA said...

The concert was fun and that meal, so yummy. Thanks for the link. Lovely post as always. Happy Valentine's Day!

Red said...

What a great day! Now why don't I see Grandma in the concert???

William Kendall said...

Sounds like you've had fun.

I've been able to take a lot of snow and ice sculpture pics, but it's dismaying at the strong likelihood that there's no Canal skating this year.

Anvilcloud said...

What a full and fun visit.