I just came back from an impromptu family reunion at my mom's beautiful new house in Sunny Sundridge. The whole visit sprouted from the rumour that my cousin Shaun would be visiting from England and suddenly my Aunt Dawn was travelling from Huntsville, my cousin Kristi came from Sudbury with sweet little Hannah, Poppa popped over more then once and AJ and Uncle Mur came too! Ironically, we never heard a peep from Shaun! But what a super visit with everyone else. The weather didn't cooperate, but that made plenty of time for baking with mom's new Kitchenaid stand up mixer...even the shnauzers wanted a taste of these puppies...i mean cuppies ;)
And speaking of puppies, we had a lot of good old Schnauzer cuddle pile ups this weekend. Ever feel sad? Cuddle a shnauzer. You will be cured of all sadness.
There was also lots of time for Hannah my cousin's daughter who I adore. We took a trip out to Uncle Mur's farm to see the lambs. Hannah was sure we could catch them if we "hurry auntie jaime, hurry!" So we ran through the field chasing a herd of lambs hand in hand. Pure joy. We never caught a lamb but I did scam some raw, freshly sheared (and very stinky) wool that I am going to wash, card? spin and eventually knit up just like Hannah's Great Nanny used to do.
We also got a visit in with Jack (or Jacque according to Hannah) the resident Donkey. For the first time ever, I heard a donkey HEEHAW and it was horridly hilarious. Here's Jacque looking like an ass.
And here's Hannah looking as sweet as ever. How can one girl look so angelic and like such a little devil. These photos were taken only a split second apart. We all have an angel and a devil inside us...such is "the sassy lamb".
And on a business note, I dropped off this striped little number for Kristi's sister in law, Sharon. Her little man Logan is going to be "as snug as a bug in a rug" as my grandma used to say.
And now, after much fun in the lack of sun, it is time for me to get back to work!