Monday, February 18, 2008

Making the most of Family Day

It's Family Day today in Ontario and we decided to ignore the cold rain, make an effort to broaden our son's horizons and indulge him in the kind of rich educational and cultural activities that our government surely had in mind when it dreamt up Ontario's newest public holiday.

We first treated him to some fine food.


Then we allowed him the opportunity to observe the awesome power of Mother Nature close up.


And finally we made sure he had a chance to reconnect with the people and things in his life that matter most.


Okay, okay.

So we took the little stinker to the mall and let him walk around for a bit.

But you know what? He had a blast.

Happy Family Day!

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37 comments:

Kat said...

You almost had me fooled there *LOL*. Happy Family Day.

Lisa said...

Is it a real holiday? Hallmark and everything?!?!
Man, I should be a Canadian, huh?

Mary said...

Looks like a fun day to me:)
Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Karen said...

So we're celebrating dead presidents and you get to celebrate family. Sounds like you've got the better end of the deal.

caramama said...

It's sounds like a great family day! I hope you all had fun.

Amy said...

That's it!
I'm moving to Canada!

Melissa said...

Hey at least you spent time together as a family...it didn't say where you had to spend it right?

Dawn said...

You were just being patriotic and stimulating the economy right?

Melisa said...

Cute! I see you were back at McDonalds...I would love some of those fries right now.

I haven't been to the mall just to hang out in a long while; it's fun! (But harder with teens: a totally different shopping experience!)

Kellan said...

That sounds like the perfect way to spend a holiday to me!! Cute pictures of your sweetie pie! Have a good evening Kelly - see you soon. Kellan

Melisa said...

BTW, tag, you're it! (I tagged you at Suburban Scrawl!)

Laura said...

Cute! very cute!

Glad you had a fun Family Day. I work for the federal gov't and today was my first day back from mat leave...we do not get it as a holiday! Too bad!

Tracey said...

Cute pictures!!

Brittany said...

Family day... hmmm what an amazing concept. OHhh I see The Bay in that one photo. I loved that store, when we visited Toronto two summers ago...
Looks like a lot of fun! :)

Holly said...

Family Day is such a cool thing. Cute pictures!

krissy said...

Sneaky....your pretty sneaky with that post! I laughed though! And today my friend, I needed that laugh!!!

Cool family day though! Canada is awesome!!!

GoMommy said...

Love the "fine food"! Nice that you have made amends with Mickey Dee's!
He's such a sweetie!

mamatulip said...

I'm jealous. The only places open in my area were the local dive and the bowling alley.

Guess where we went today?

Amy said...

what a nice reason for a holiday! your son looks like he is really enjoying himself. times like that make memories! take care.

Beth said...

What a nice idea for a holiday! Looks like your son had a great time!

Kimmylyn said...

You mean McDonald's is not fine food? :)

Looks like good times.. Such a cutie..

Tot's Mom said...

Happy Family Day! Wish they could designate a day like that in Hong Kong...

tommie said...

With fries and Pooh, how can you go wrong? Looks like a great day.

Maria said...

I don't take my youngest two to the mall as much as I ever took my oldest two, and they love it when we go! They just got rid of the McDonalds, though.

jennwa said...

You crack me up. It looks like he had a great time. I want one of those french fries.

jennwa said...

You crack me up. It looks like he had a great time. I want one of those french fries.

Leanne said...

Oh for G's sake. I thought all the malls would be closed today! I missed out on retail therapy? That's just not right. Sigh. Glad to hear you had fun though...

Nap Warden said...

What a fun day!

Kathryn said...

Family Day! I wish we had a family day. Looks like you had a blast!

Victoria said...

Aww! Family Day! Love it! (But not the mall. Don't love the mall...but I do love Pooh.)

=)

Family Adventure said...

Looks like the perfect Graham-day!

Heidi :)

Kyla said...

We had President's Day yesterday and it involved watching a lot of Law and Order while the kids played in the yard with Josh. LOL. I think your day was better.

LoriD said...

I think it looks like a great day! But, where did you find a mall that was open... everything was closed in my city.

OHmommy said...

LOL! Happy family day!

Zoe said...

family day? as a holiday? what a cool idea!!!

LaskiGal said...

Mall=fun. What a day!

Yvette said...

A day at the mall - what fun!
Looks like he had a great time.
Happy Family Day!!