Project Sullivan

To document in pictures one year in the life of our family.

Last evening in Montreal for a season or two.

Lately (and the last of our Quebec adventures for a while. What a great August and September!):
**love those fire escapes in Montreal.
**garneau, on his second birthday, received a recycling truck. It’s still the first thing he wants to play with in the morning and he is so excited about it, I think it’s safe to say it’s a hit.
**parc Laurier on September 9th.
**Saskia did an amazing job being a flower girl for my cousin’s wedding. I was very proud of her.
**garneau is a happy, active two-year-old. He likes to run, climb, open things, explore and find things that are dangerous or fragile. He is stretching out and most of his pudge is gone. His vocabulary is amazing and he speaks in full sentences (and has been for a while). He is potty trained. He still likes to nurse. He doesn’t like cold water, getting muddy, or insects (!?), but has no problem eating things he finds on the floor or picking his nose (!!).
**hiking on la Montagne verte.
**evening shenanigans.
**last harvest of the season.
**hiking up mont-tremblant.
**summit shot.

Apple picking to celebrate our baby turning 2!

On his last day of being one year old, Garneau…
**Woke up at 7:15 (!!! Unheard of!!) and cuddled with his big sister.
**Did a little wrestling on the couch.
**Rode through the flamenco festival as it was setting up for the day.
**Played at parc St-Michel
**Ate a st-viateur bagel or two.
**Ate a yellow macaron, because it’s his favorite color.
(Not pictured - picking up papa at the airport, a solid nap and a visit to his uncle Jan’s new pad)
**Ate some pizza but no salad
**Gave his mama some goooood hugs.
**And finished the day with mango soft serve from kem coba.

The last of august in the northeast.

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We’ve been cruising around this little corner of North America in the last week - the Laurentides, Montreal, Vermont, and then back up again.  It definitely feels like the end of the summer, with some cool (even wintery, by Austin standards) days, some rainy days, but plenty of hot and humid ones in between too.

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Beach days.

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S’mores and campfire evenings.

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The s’mores crêpe will be a tradition from now on.

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A rare family pic in front of a beautiful sunflower field in Brébeuf, on the day before we dropped Ryan off at the airport for a couple weeks of work. This shot took a lot of finagling and the kids are completely in the shadows, but it’s the four of us! together!!

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Riding in Vermont with all the Rose Abbene girls on our annual pilgrimage to Morrisville.  This was the first year the girls really played together (as opposed to side by side) and it was so wonderful to witness. There were a lot of sick princesses and doctor princesses helping them get better in Hadley’s bedroom.

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"Crazy faces" according to Saskia and Hadley. Obviously.

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Checking out the river after a little bike ride.  We added a couple inuksuit to the collection.

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Back in the city, we checked out the Oratoire St-Joseph, and enjoyed the beautiful view towards the Laurentides.

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And just like that, it is the last day of August and in eight days Garneau will be two!

This field is amazing!

This field is amazing!

From around the hautes laurentides, lately…
**beach day = serious digging.
**the old train station in labelle is a restaurant now, with lots of bike parking, a bathroom, shower and park. The building isn’t crooked, just my phone.
**reading after nap time. Two is way easier than one. (Ha!ha! Just kidding!)
**green trees on lac Tremblant.
**the view from where I’ve been running, to the top of la Montagne verte.
**deer family spotted in the driveway.
**donkey family spotted on a bike ride.
**playing in the ferns.
**vultures through the power lines.
**riding, riding, always riding.

During our 10 or so days in Montreal, I took exactly 0 photos with our proper camera, so blurry iPhone pictures will have to do for the record keeping…
**a blustery day on the belvedere. We’ve had all kinds of weather this trip, hot, cold, rainy, windy.
**eating boiled corn on the cob at the Atwater market.
**pool day at parc Laurier.
**i love these beautiful trees in the park. I’m pretty sure I’ve taken this exact picture, probably last August.
**climbing up the classic Montreal staircase.
**meeting up with neighbors from Austin who came to visit the province.
**parc st-Michel splash pad.
**place des arts selfie.
**le fleuve!
**another shot of the marché Atwater, such a pretty one.

During our 10 or so days in Montreal, I took exactly 0 photos with our proper camera, so blurry iPhone pictures will have to do for the record keeping…
**a blustery day on the belvedere. We’ve had all kinds of weather this trip, hot, cold, rainy, windy.
**eating boiled corn on the cob at the Atwater market.
**pool day at parc Laurier.
**i love these beautiful trees in the park. I’m pretty sure I’ve taken this exact picture, probably last August.
**climbing up the classic Montreal staircase.
**meeting up with neighbors from Austin who came to visit the province.
**parc st-Michel splash pad.
**place des arts selfie.
**le fleuve!
**another shot of the marché Atwater, such a pretty one.

Lately, around lac Gervais…
** blueberry picking atop la Montagne verte. Not a great year for blueberries (thus far), but the raspberries are amazing
**storytime with opa
**riding on le petit train du nord
**doing a little work on the jeep
**gardening tutorials with Oma
**riding around mt-tremblant, saskia dropped in to a bunch of singletrack!
**playdough on the covered porch
**men on the canoe
**raspberries, raspberries, raspberries!
**and we’re now in the city! Eating bagels everyday!!