We’ve been really lucky to get two cottage trips this summer, both in the Kawarthas area.
The bottom two feet of our car was really clean.
Well, we’ve been sitting on a big secret. Not on purpose, but our blog has taken a backseat lately, so we just forgot to mention it. Baby #2 is joining us in less than two months (!!), and recently we’ve had to reevaluate a lot of things. We’ve decided we didn’t want to change our current list to make it more manageable/pregnancy & baby friendly BUT we have decided to spread our current 100 over 2016/2017 and then get back on the 100 per year train after that once the littles are easier to do things with.
As our pals at Band of Characters have reassured us in the past, it’s our blog, our rules, right? (Also if you want to follow along with a family just rocking the 100 things challenge, check out their blog!)
Two weekends ago we went to the Burlington Kite Festival; five minutes after we arrive a giant storm blew in (complete with thunder and lighting), and so that was the entirety of our experience. Henry was really excited and interested in the kites, so definitely something we would try again. It was a pretty small festival (partially because of the weather, but also just seemed low key), so we might look for a bigger one, but still fun!
Details: Information about the Burlington Kite Festival can be found here.
So I saw these cool water gardens on Pinterest with water plants in vases and it seemed like a fun solution to the black thumb problem we have. We went to a local fish store to get the water plants, and left with our plants (and a couple itty bitty fish because #willpower).
Every weekend in the winter (and well into the Spring when the name switched to the Container Market), The Brickworks had an awesome set up of various vendors and activities set up inside shipping containers. Around those were picnic tables, chairs and fire pits. It was really fantastic and we hope they do it again next year!
Details: Information about the Evergreen Brickworks and their various events can be found here.
We love the Children’s Discovery Centre. I’ve taken Henry a few times since he was six months, and a couple months ago we went as a family. Henry goes bananas for it every time.
Details: Information can be found here. The space they are running out of is temporary (the Centre started as a pilot project), so check the website if you plan to go. It looks like it will be open in the current location until end of July.
Graffiti alley is known as the backdrop for Rick Mercer’s rants. Toronto has some amazing street art, and after wandering the official Graffiti Alley, we’re looking forward to finding some of the other stretches well known in the city.
Details: Graffiti Alley (or Rush Lane) runs from Spadina to Portland between Queen & Richmond.