Our last week in Lethbridge saw us continuing and amping up our many visits and visitors. We had great visits with both Marc's family and my family and often combined the two.
Hot tub fun!
We had visits with old friends . . .
Visits with new friends . . .
Ty sure loves Ava. (Marc's cousins daughter, which makes her his cousin twice removed. . . once removed. . . something removed . . ) Regardless Ty loved spending time with her. Amusingly he noticed (along with most other members of Marc's family) that Ava has many of the same mannerisms as Shareen and called her Auntie Reen a couple of times.
We headed to Waterton for the day and Ty saw his first bear just across the lake here. A quick hike to Crandall was perfect for Ty's hiking ability. He was able to hike most of it with the occasional breaks on Marc's shoulders.
Yes Fraser is really inside this large backpack cover. ;) According to the tag it is also fire retardant. Crazy!
And what Waterton trip isn't complete without a requisite ice cream stop?
The start of many years playing cars together.
Cute little Fraser's hair
Papa coming home from work!
On the way home we made two hiking stops (one brief, one for lunch) and promptly decided at 6:00 to keep going through and make it all the way home in a day. Despite leaving at 9:30 am and stopping for dinner and two walks we still made it home by 12:15am. Our boys are great travelers!
We stopped in Canmore to hike up Grotto Creek, complete with its own rock slide. I look much braver than I actually felt here.
At this exact moment in time I was thinking . . . 'I can't believe I just let my two year old go down this ten times! It is much more slippery than it looks!' Simultaneously I was thinking, 'I am such a wimp. I just watched my two year old go down this without incident ten times!'
A lovely time at home. Can't wait for Christmas.