Since Yves needed a break, we took it easy for the most part, but managed to fit in a bit of disc golf, have a nice father-son ping pong competition, make sushi, and go on a nice bike ride from Canmore to Banff with Jen's dad.
When Dominic, his sisters, and cousins were kids, they were all sent to Vancouver to spend a summer with his Aunt learning English. Since we live in an English province and Dom's sisters now have children of their own, we wanted to help keep the tradition alive with the next generation.
We welcomed Dominic's 10 year old niece, Arianne, as the first one to visit. We kept her entertained from making sushi, salad rolls, and fresh pasta, to playing frisbee golf... and, of course, we had to bring her out to visit our beautiful mountains.
As part of her stay, we helped Arianne create a blog (in English) to share her experiences and adventures with her family back home... (wish we had a uncle and aunt like us! ;) )
She stayed with us for a total of 3.5 weeks and although learning a new language isn't always the funnest thing to do, it was a great adventure for everyone and we look forward to hosting another niece or nephew in the future.