Anyway, this means I haven't any way to download all the pictures from my camera, and quite honestly, writing this post on the iPad is enough to drive me crazy. I keep meaning to try one of those Bluetooth keyboard things out, but since the kids generally just use the iPad while I tippy-tap type on my regular, old fashioned computer, I have never got around to it. So picture me standing here at the kitchen counter typing with my two pointer fingers and not being able to figure out how to make the pictures from my phone behave themselves in blogger on the iPad. I feel technologically passé.
All this to say that this post is probably a disaster. So be generous and kind.
The Monday after Thanksgiving, Tori and Alex played hooky from school and we all headed up to Ottawa for the day. We were planning a trip to Parliament Hill and IKEA, but made the mistake of going to IKEA first, which has the distinction of being the largest one in North America. By the time we were through, we were too exhausted to even think about Parlament Hill, let alone traipsing around it. Chasing Gilbert and Elsie around a giant store for hours is not the way to feel relaxed.
But we all had fun!
(This is in Syracuse, just decided to post it here anyway!)
Aunt Livie trying out an ornament garland with some nieces.
IKEA in Ottawa
Love Elsie perched on a giant stool
The stools were all placed around these play areas so you could watch your kids play while you ate. Which is pretty cool!
Trying to take a picture so everyone would think they own this cool bedroom. There was a lot of hilarity.
Gilbert got into the idea of taking pictures with IKEA stuff.
Being an advertisement.
Oh the silliness!
I really liked this chandelier.
Gilbert had to pose like the girls
Snuggles with Aunt Livie
Gilbert hanging out.
Livie testing out a reading corner.
Cool little bird made out of old maps.
Gilbert studiously reading some installation instructions at his own personal table
An Elsie sized chair
Gilbert being chill after looking his accumulated loot in a cupboard. He amasses quite a collection of odds and ends. It was a little embarrassing to hand the cashier a pile of stuff and say "We don't know where this all belongs....?"
Testing out a mattress.
Fixing their hair, with Gilbert photo bombing from under the shower curtain.
I just liked this wall.
Livie wanted a shot of the whole room...