We had such a beautiful day in Ottawa on January 9th that I decided Mr. K and I were in need of some fresh air and exercise. We are fortunate to live 1 minute from the Trans Canada Trail, which makes for great bike riding and walking.
We bundled up in our winter gear and headed out for a nice leisurely stroll. Of course, he needed to bring his shovel with him in case the snow was deep (and I inevitably ended up carrying it at one point) We saw a few people walking as we were on our way, watched some squirrels run along a fence line and heard birds chirping.
We then found ski tracks in the snow, and Mr. K was eager to learn more - it was much easier to explain to him what they ski tracks were when a cross country skier passed us by a few minutes later.
When we got home from our walk, we had some fun on the toboggan run before we had to meet Mr. J at the school bus.