We went to check out Ajax's winterfest today. Not the biggest event in the world, but it was something.
Besides this, and other things, there was an impressive array of bouncy castles. Istra went in one, but came back out in surprisingly short time. You see, you have to take off your footwear to go into bouncy castles. Istra said her feet were freezing. Inside the community center there was a craft area for the kids. The craft of the day was mounted snowflakes. For some reason both Istra and Emeth refused to do crafts, so we just sat in the library there and read a few stories to warm up.
There was also a little "lumberjack" show, with axes and chain saws. It turned out that where we ended up watching was exactly where when the guy came to do the chainsaw carving -- making those little chainsawed chairs out of a log -- he had his back to us. So for the chainsaw carving we mostly saw a bunch of buffalo plaid, with sawdust whirling out around it.
It was all good though. We stopped and got some crunchy cheese snacks on the way home.
(Click the link in the first sentence for a few more pics, if desired.)