Every year, I try and take the kids to winterlude. It is an outdoor winter festival that spans to neighbouring cities (although it is in 2 different provinces - hah)
We go to downtown Ottawa, and normally take a walk down the rideau canal, stop in Confederation park to check out the ice sculptures and then pick up a beavertail when we are done.
This year, we opted to forgo the Rideau Canal, and just headed to confed. park to check out the sculptures - unfortunately, due to the mild temperatures many of the ice sculptures were broken and missing pieces - but it was still nice to see.
We walked around the park and checked out all that was to offer, and then Julien BEGGED me for a beavertail so I had to oblige. I bought 2 - one for Jules and one for Kyle and I to share. I had to go back and get a third though, because Julien was nowhere near finished and Kyle was not happy that ours was gone .....
The boys had fun, it was pretty nice outside (except for a few windy periods) and it's another year of our tradition down!
I only hope my boys have similar fond memories of winterlude that I have from my childhood!