Week Nine :: Time Off with Nana

My mother-in-law came to PEI to spend a week with us. Celeste and I took time off our regular school work and enjoyed every moment with Nana. Here are a few photos from our fabulous time together.

Sunday was Remembrance Day. Adrienne and Andre are Army Cadets and were part of the parade and ceremonies in front of Province House in Charlottetown. 

Since we don't live close to each other and won't see each other during the holidays, we celebrated Christmas together early. We had a Christmas dinner and exchange gifts! It was fun to get into the holiday mood early. 

We spent an afternoon in Charlottetown showing Nana around. The original plan was to go to Argyle Shores but the weather was a bit too windy and cool for that. Celeste, Nana and I enjoyed our time walking around Historic Charlottetown. We had lunch at Beanz and visited Province House. Celeste signed the Diamond Jubilee book at the entrance. 

We also were at the perfect time for witnessing the arrival of the Lieutenant Governor at Province House for the opening of the legislative assembly. 

We visited St Dunstan's Basilica. This church is beautiful inside and out. We were able to visit the inside and Nana bought a prayer candle for Babi (my kids' great-grandma). 

Here is a description from the Government of PEI Historic Places site

"St. Dunstan's Cathedral Basilica is a stone French Gothic church built in 1913 from the remains of the cathedral that had been damaged by fire that year. St. Dunstan's is the fourth church on the site and one of the most visible landmarks in Charlottetown with its spires being some of the highest points on the City skyline. It is the only Roman Catholic cathedral and basilica in the province and one of the most elaborate churches in the Maritimes."

The rest of the week was spent enjoying each other's company. We watched movies and laughed together when we watched several episodes of Modern Family. We made a Christmas craft, a really neat quilted ball decoration. Once I finish mine, I will post about it. My kids and Nana wanted to learn how to cross-stitch, so one evening and many moments after were spent doing that! 

We also went to the PEI Crafts Council Christmas craft fair at the Confederation Centre. I really enjoyed watching the artisans that were demonstrating their art. The lady painting on the left is Susan Christensen and her paintings are beautiful. Celeste loved the lupins one and I liked the Fall Colours.  On the right was the PEI Pottery Studio. One day I would like to try this craft! 

I showed Nana one of my favourite walking trails. We took Orion along with us and enjoyed our time walking and chatting. 

Nana's visit was wonderful, a great time catching up and also showing our new lovely island home to her. 

This post is linked to Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. 


  1. Sounds like a wonderful visit. Love that you did Christmas early. What fun.


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