Waiting for the Olympic Torch
Craig has been out of town all week (he can sure pick them!) But fortunately, I haven't been alone with my mother-in-law picking up the girls from school and helping out if I need to do an errand. The heater in our van picked Craig's departure week to go out, so I have been reluctant to make any trips in fear of freezing the little sprouts! He also was out-of-town for the boys circumcisions. They do not do this procedure in the hospital, it takes an out-patient procedure at the children's hospital or speciality clinic. I took the boys down on Tuesday with my friend Jo on hand to help if needed. I am so thankful she had the the idea to volunteer, because I would have most likely done it on my own and been sorry I did. I requested that I not be in the room when they "snip..snip", but yea, I was forced to stay in the room - lucky me. They didn't sleep much Tuesday or Wednesday, but another friend came by this week and stayed while I took a three hour nap. That was a complete godsend, as it was more sleep than I had all week!
Thursday, my MIL, watched the boys while I walked to the girl's school to meet them for a special event. The Olympic torch was coming through our village in Montreal. They released the children early so that they could, with their parents, go and see it. We waited for about an hour in the cold before the parade and torch crossed our path. It was a lot of fun to be out with the girls - they were extremely excited to have me to themselves!
Ms. Nini and Cici were in good spirits, despite the cold.