Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Elementary my dear Watson...

Last weekend we had a fabulous time in Ottawa visiting Daniel and Carlynne. Besides the obvious point of the visit (to see THEM), the weekend included three general themes:

1. Puppy Watson
2. Skating the Rideau Canal (and devouring BEAVER TAILS)
3. Daniel's birthday

1. Let's start with WATSON. He's an adorable 3-month old golden doodle, and pictures do NOT do his cuteness justice! Lowell and I were simply not prepared for just how tiny and ADORABLE he was. Just a bouncy little ball of fluff!

After we left the swings, a lone man in his 30s hopped on for a little ride. Watson was fascinated (as were we)...
Watson's half brother Rupert also came for a visit. He's very book-smart...

2. Skating the Rideau Canal! 6.5 kms of the canal was open, so we skated from start to finish and then back again. There were several Beaver Tail stands along the way which was a beautiful thing.

For you non-Canadians... Beaver Tails are a DELECTABLE Canadian treat (and not actually made from the tails of beavers)!

3. Daniel's Birthday! Putting together his birthday breakfast was a group effort (honest!), but Daniel WAS the one to make his own birthday eggs and sausage. At least he looks happy doing it...right?

He is 29 years young and he and the wifey are looking hot as ever if I do say so myself (PS- ten years later and Carlynne is still wearing her grade 12 grad dress!!)!

The weekend went by FAR too fast, and now we're back to real life. FUN FUN!

7 comments :

Shelley said...

WORDS CANNOT JUSTIFY THE CUTENESS OF THAT DARLING LITTLE WATSON!! BUT I HOPE THAT BY PUTTING THIS MESSAGE IN CAPS, I CAN AT LEAST GET ACROSS MY EXCITEMENT AND JOY JUST LOOKING AT THE LITTLE BALL OF FLUFF. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!

marcandorkylie said...

I think the answer is probably no but do they allow dogs on the canal? It would be amusing to see little furballs sliding all over the ice and colliding with the children. Not dangerous at all! ;)

EMILYD said...

I want this dog! HE IS SO CUTE!! How big will he get. Looks like you guys had a great time!

Carlynne said...

My dog is freakin adorable!

Lowell & Julie said...

SHELLEY- YES- THE CAPS DO HELP MAKE THE POINT!!
Kylie- there were lots of kids wiping out, but I didn't spot any bouncing fur balls. That would have been very cute!
EMILY! You commented!! This makes me happy:) I think Watson will get to be in the 50ish pound range...maybe 60ish?
Carlynne- I KNOW!

Katherine said...

I beg to differ, the pictures do Watson justice. He is cuter in person because of the fluffy goodness, however, these come pretty dang close.
Good to see that you guys enjoyed your trip to Ottawa!

Anonymous said...

HI, looks like you had a wonderful time. Happy Birthday, Dan. You do look great Carlynne.
Love from Auntie Cheryl