Monday, April 9, 2012

A New Family Tradition


We started a little family tradition last Easter, an after dinner walk along the path and creek at my parents place.  Last year we had a great time, and this year was the same.

My brother and his wife couldn’t make it to dinner this year, he was working and she was off to the hockey rink for a tournament with one of my nieces.  I was really happy they decided to drop off my nephew and other niece at my parents place for the day, so Reece could spend the afternoon with this cousins.  They played, we chatted and we all enjoyed a lovely Easter dinner. Then it was outside for all of us to enjoy a lovely afternoon walk.

My parents still live in the same house I grew up in, and I remember as a kid spending hours at a time by the creek – tossing stones, collecting minnows, riding our bikes and just having fun in the woods. I am so happy to be able to share this wonderful space with Reece.

We have, over the last few years, enjoyed time walking, tossing stones and riding his bike here and I am sure that will continue for many years to come.  This new family tradition is wonderful and while I know it will come to an end when my parents move...one of these days, for now I will enjoy it, take tons of pictures and keep it going for as long as I can.


Let's go!




Reece and his cousins, Taylor and Peyton

Wanna race nana?


Justin with my mom and dad

A lonely duck in the creek

Can't believe I caught this bee in flight...

I LOVE bees!

Tossing rocks in the creek with papa

Look what we found!

Watching from the bridge

Peek

Gorgeous



Can you see that spot of red? It's a cardinal, a lucky sighting.

I'm coming dad

Petyon

Watch mama!


I'm going with Petyon mama

Thanks for taking this shot dad :)

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24 comments:

  1. Great pictures Kim, especially the last one.
    I love bees too, just wish I wasn't allergic so I could keep hives. And cardinals....they nest on our property and I must have dozens here, they are my favorite bird.
    Have a lovely Monday.

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    1. Thanks Tracey. Lucky you on the cardinals, they are so beautiful. I am hoping bee hives are in our future...just have to work on my hubby a little more :)

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  2. What a lovely tradition! Looks like you had a wonderful day!

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  3. Great tradition! In Italian culture you would traditionally go for picnic the day after Easter with the left over from the huge lunch you made, but since we can't because it's always a Monday and Daniele works we decided to picnic for easter this year. I packed up a basket and we headed to the park. It was really lovely! I love the last family picture!

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    1. Oh, that sounds lovely KC. Wish it was warm enough to picnic here...

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  4. If it's done more than once, it's a tradition! And your child will remember it fondly :) It looks like you had a great Easter weekend!!

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    1. I am sure he will. He was still talking about it today :)

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  5. Look like you had a wonderful time with your family! Cousin love is the best! :)

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    1. I agree, working really hard to ensure Reece has a wonderful relationship with is cousins.

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  6. What a lovely way to spend Easter, Kim. I love the idea of traditions. Such a lovely thing to do and a way to create beautiful, lasting memories of your parents too. x

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    1. Thanks Kim. And yes lasting memories for sure.

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  7. such a sweet tradition! And such a great family picture at the end!
    Although, as cute of a family that you are- that bee in flight had me at hello. LOVE.

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    1. Thanks Laura Emily. And I have to admit that bee in flight is my favourite shot too...in fact I am thinking about printing and framing it :)

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  8. What a lovely tradition! Be sure to visit my blog and see our Easter activities!

    http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! And your Easter activities were wonderful.

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  9. What a wonderful area to play and explore in! It must be lovely to be able to share your old haunts with Reece :-) I really like your idea of a walk as a tradition to share. And great family photo at the end of your post.

    Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times too.

    P.s. how is your doula training going?

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    1. I love sharing this with Reece. I have so many wonderful memories in this space and seeing him enjoy brings me so much joy.

      Thank you for creating a space for all of us to share our Happy Family Times :)

      Doula training has been slow to start, had a few things to get done before I could dive in. Everything is done now, and next week it will be full force ahead, can't wait!

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  10. what a great tradition! i love that this is your old stomping ground, sharing all the wonders your discovered as your little guy discovers his own as well. looks like everyone had a blast, thank you for sharing!

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    1. We had a great time. And yes, watching Reece explore in the spot I explored as a child is totally amazing!

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  11. Such great memories to share. What a great tradition to keep going as long as you're able. :)

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  12. What a sweet tradition and how cool that your parents are still in your childhood home. I can imagine how great it is to have that connection to your past. Sweet moments here.

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