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Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekend with Molly and Jadira!

Hi all! I had an absolutely fantastic weekend with my friend Molly and her daughter Jadira. They came from New Hampshire for a short weekend with us. It's always nice to spend time with Molly. I really wished we lived closer but a 3 1/2 hour drive away isn't so bad now is it? Here are some photos of our weekend.

One of our first stops was the tourist office in Sherbrooke since they have vintage postcards. There aren't many of postcards of Sherbrooke so you take what you can get. The tourist office is situated near the downtown area and it is quite nice. Above is a photo of Noah and I outside the tourist office.

Noah and Jadira outside the tourist office. Noah was quite tired since he had got up at 3:00am and couldn't get back to sleep. This often happens and then I'm not able to sleep either, not fun.

We went to a cultural festival ("Le Festival des Traditions du Monde") and it was really hot. There wasn't much shade anywhere. Here are Molly and I in front, well partly (Jeffrey is not good at picture talking and then we had two whiny kids because of the heat), of a Paris display.

This festival features crafts, food and music from various countries around the world. This is the Asian tent where they have music and dancing shows.

Of course there was also a huge family area where children could play in bouncy toys, have little boat rides, etc. Noah (with orange cap) was having some difficulty stearing the boat around the obstacles. He loved the ride once he got the hang of it. Us adults felt like cooling off in the water since it was so hot.

Jadira was also having some diffculty stearing but she loved the ride. She went on it quite a few times.

Here I am in a, I'm not sure what kind of costume this is actually, a mermaid maybe... (photo taken by Jeffrey again so not the best)

There were many international food kiosks but we had to find something Noah would eat so we chose Greek. We all enjoy Greek food although it would've been nice to try something different. It was quite crowded and we were quite hungry.

Noah in front of some really huge plugs. By this time he was getting fed up and was about ready to drop from fatigue since he had gotten up so early.

There were so many craft and food vendors but I couldn't really look around. We headed home shortly after eating so Noah (and I) could take a nap.

Once Molly and Jadira returned from the festival we took the kids to the pool. Noah and Jadira had a blast and basically had the pool to themselves.

And off jumps Noah from the diving board.

What a fabulous weekend. I can't beleive it is almost back to school again. My summer vacation is coming to an end and I'll be back at work next Monday. I'm kind of looking forward to getting back into a regular routine again. And, as much as I love summer, I equally love autumn. Be back soon! :)


  1. It looks like you all had a lot of fun! I enjoy reading what you've been up to. What a fun festival.

  2. I'm glad to hear you had fun with your friend and kids! Tell Jeffrey the pics are great!