Today was Family Day. We were able to show our student a good time today. We did horse-drawn wagon rides, darts, pool, a movie and fireworks. It was a rather busy day but it was a good day.
Family Day is not a statutory holiday, but it is only observed in New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and in British Columbia. PEI also has a February holiday called Islander Day, and Manitoba has Louis Riel Day holiday. Since it is not a federal holiday, federal employees still need to work (total bummer). I was concerned that my darling wouldn’t be able to join us, but…. his work CHOOSES to celebrate Family Day so he got it off. WOOT WOOT!
Anyways, Family Day was originally created to give people time to spend with their families. The date in February was chosen because it provides a day off between New Years Day and Good Friday.
We were promised a classic snowmobile show so we headed off to the Rec Centre to check them out but… No snowmobiles. What a bummer! They did have a guy there handing out free bananas and apples.
After the wagon rides we headed off to play pool and darts. Oh.. we laughed! I used to play pool fairly frequently, but you’d never have known based on how I played today. Hubby on the other hand played well. The lad learned quickly, and our student well.. let’s just say that some things got last in the translation. Pool was a bit beyond him but we laughed a lot! 🙂
I am so happy that our current student doesn’t let the unknown stop him from trying something new. 🙂
From there we moved to darts. This is a fairly individual sport, so after the gentlemen on deck showed the boys the basics of how to shoot with an elbow at 90 degrees.
We watched the Movie Inside Out at the Elementary School.
We went home for supper where I tried out a new dish. It was kinda fun to play around making up a new recipe. I’ll have to share it with you later. 🙂 Huge hit with our student! Then we headed off to the fireworks.
Wow! It was SO pretty watching them over snow. I didn’t expect how wonderful they would look. I would have taken a longer movie of them but my hand started to freeze (it’s rather cold up here). And the video doesn’t do them justice over the snow, but it was a really nice show.