Ahhh, the holidays!
It's been 7 days, and we are all finally on Calgary time. No more getting up at 4am for my kids, or going to bed at 7pm for me. It's been really cold - minus 25 most days - but Saturday was really warm. We embraced the plus one temperature and took a big walk down 4th street and then down 17th avenue, Calgary's funky street of hip cafes, shops and restos. New places that I made note of to check out (without kids) were a new restaurant called Farm (focusing on local cuisine, farm-raised meats and artisan cheeses and breads), and neat store called Worth, think high-end denim etc.
Our bodies have also acclimatized to the dryness, so no more nosebleeds, cracked lips and feet. The mountains look spectacular on a sunny day, and the Boy has been doing lots of outdoor skating with his hockey gear. The Baby still won't go to anyone, really, except for her parents and siblings. That's been tough, as it's hard for my Husband and I to get out together for more than an hour.
Our fun visit is going by fast. I'm trying to savour the family moments and gorgeous scenery.