Let Them Be Little…At the Ice Volcanoes

We recently celebrated “Family Day” here in Canada, so I began brain storming ideas about what I could do with my family.  My husband and I have 4 kids ranging in ages from 2-12, so finding an activity that everybody can enjoy proves difficult at times.  I came across an article being shared on Facebook about some ice volcanoes.  I had never heard of these before and the provincial park where they were located is not too far from where my son had a hockey game on the Sunday of “Family Day” weekend.

We packed all our cold weather gear –  snowpants, toques, mitts, scarves, etc – and after the hockey game, we changed in the parking lot, and headed for Presqu’Ile Provincial Park!  I’ll be honest, I wasn’t really expecting a whole lot, but , boy – was I pleasantly surprised!!!  The volcanoes were not only bigger than I imagined, but there were soooo many!!  I couldn’t believe it – my photos don’t really do them justice in that respect, but I was hoping to document our time together as a family.  My kids all had fun, and that was my main objective for the day,  so – mission accomplished!!!

I wanted to get our family shot out of the way first, so then the kids could run, explore, and play!

I told my kids to just have fun so I could get a “natural” family shot. Big mistake, lol! Somehow, I ended up being tackled, and my husband got bombarded with snowballs!

Now it was time to explore, and see what these ice volcanoes were really all about.

My kids were having fun! Ben was pretending to be stuck in one volcano, while Lucy pretended to be shooting out of the top of one,  lol!

My boys taught me a new phrase – “penguin it”, lol. Apparently, it’s a term used when one wants to slide on something icy, like a penguin!!  Whenever a new slippery/icy patch was found, I soon heard “Hey, let’s penguin it”!!

Some more fun.

At the end of our time with the ice volcanoes, everyone was smiling and happy – what more could I ask for – it was a great day!

I took one last photo before we left that afternoon, I don’t know what to say about the sight of these volcanoes. I never knew they existed before a couple weeks ago, but they are also something I won’t soon forget!