Family Day on a budget

So in 2008 we working stiffs began celebrating our first long weekend in Ontario in February – Family Day. Background behind this fairly new ‘stat holiday’ appears to be the follow through on an election promise by former Premier Dalton McGuinty. Either way, one less day in the 4×6 is always good, oh yeah, and time with the family – priceless.

In our household, so close after the Christmas holidays finances do not allow for extravagant purchases. Truthfully, money is always tight so even small expenditures rarely happen!

The kids are getting older and are almost at the stage where hanging out with the elders isn’t so cool. But with parents’ guilt (more on that in another post shortly) we managed to keep them busy, happy and fed on the cheap. We started with blueberry pancakes for breakfast, a walk through the ravine – all the way to the lake, the final movie in The Hobbit trilogy, free skating at one of the city’s outdoor rinks, and some fun stuff in between.

Here’s a peek-in-pics of our Family Day weekend (on a budget).

That guilt overcome. Kids are off to bed now. Time to get to a few of those household chores I’ve avoided all weekend before heading back to the 4×6.

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