Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Made-up holidays and a giant black tick

The Knickertwist family headed up to Ottawa this past weekend to celebrate Canada's newest, and most questionable holiday, Family Day. We had a grand time on the Rideau Canal. If you're ever near Ottawa in the coldest of months check to see if the canal is open for skaters, it's a real treat.

Here's me bundled up against the cold looking like a giant black tick :P Unfortunately my bum foot prevented me from skating along with the kidlet and husband. Instead I hobbled pathetically along the edge of the ice trying not to fall and break my foot... again. Ah, well, there's always next year.

My Pixie Hill experiment isn't quite done but you can go for a peek at pixiehill.com. I'm hoping to add a bunch o' faerie themed mess making goodies over the next couple of months. Grand intentions... hmmm,  we'll see what comes of them ;)


  1. When I ice skate I hobble along the side even with 2 good feet! hehehe
    looks like all had fun!

  2. I have always wanted to skate the canal. Maybe someday. It looks like you had fun.

  3. that looks amazing! but now way in hail i would ever try to ice skate...uh uh...

    glad amurica isn't the only country that makes us silly holidays...