Tuesday, 2 July 2013

O Canada Day!

It is the Tuesday morning after the long weekend and the house is quiet.  PJ and Tee have gone to work and I am getting ready soon to start my day as well.  The long Canada Day weekend was glorious.  PJ and I invited his brother and his wife and PJ's sister and her husband for the celebration on Sunday afternoon.  It was really fun to see them again since we do not get together often.  We also were expecting the usual gang of Tee's and Coco's friends that attend our long weekend bonfires throughout the summer.  One particular couple were bringing new baby, Cheeky Pie, for the first time.  Cheeky Pie is so named due to her enormous cheeks, brilliant blue eyes and constant grin.  This kid is happy to sit with anyone, chatter to everyone and giggle and smile at anything that passes her line of sight.  She was the star of the day and we so loved having her come see us.  She acquired a few new "aunts" and posed for a commemorative pic with her red cowboy hat!  Too cute for words.   
Prior to the weekend, we were trying to think of something that would kind of bring the group together so I decided to try a Canadiana quiz.  I researched a lot of facts about Canada and threw in a few fakes.  We got some goofy "prizes" from the dollar store and I am pretty sure everyone went home with something.  I will publish a bunch over the next few writings so you can test your Canadian knowledge.  Here is the first group:

1) The border between Canada and the U.S. is the longest border between two nations.  Is it:
    A - 7425 miles
    B - 5525 miles or 
    C - 3752 miles

2) What year was the current Canadian flag adopted by Parliament?
    A - 1958
    B - 1960 or
    C - 1965

3) Canada is the second largest country in the world.  What is the first?

4) What year did Newfoundland become a province?

5) True or False - Canadians, on average, live longer than Americans.

6) What is Canada's official sport?  (Hint: It's not what you think!)

7) True or False - Basketball was invented by a Canadian.

That is just a sampling for today.  Here are the answers:
1 - B, 2 - C, 3 - Russia, 4 - 1949, 5 - T (81 yrs vs. 78 yrs), 6 - Lacrosse, 7 - T 

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves.  We had a few fireworks after the sun went down and a little bonfire, as per usual.  It was a great night for it.  

I also wanted to say thanks to Big Daddy for his sweet surprise that night too.  Love those dimples; another one who is too cute for words.

Love from Lulu xxxxxxxx