Last week was "March Break" for my girls - the week-long spring vacation students look forward to shortly after returning to school from Christmas holidays. My mother took the week off work to stay with us for a few days and to spend some quality time with the girls. She has been doing this for the past five years. The girls and I look forward to it every year. If you followed my blog this time last year, you will already know that.
One of the highlights of the week was our trip to Shaw's Maple Syrup Bush. March is maple syrup season! As soon as the sap starts flowing, a visit to the farm is always in order. After all, it's tradition!
My mom and I outside the pancake house...
My girls...can you tell they're happy to be here?
Three generations of girls having breakfast together! Nuno's missing; he's the one behind the camera.
Pancakes, sausage and fresh maple syrup. YUM!
This is the machine where all the maple sap is boiled. Can you see the steam coming out of the open lid? Inside, the sap is boiling and when it's finally ready, the maple syrup is released into the stainless bin below.
After our breakfast, the girls made their own maple taffy on snow.
Annabel gets a little help from daddy...
Our last stop was the gift shop, where my mom generously purchased a big jug of fresh maple syrup for us to take home.