Our yearly tradition in September got a whole lot more fun with a mobile toddler, a two week old baby and a midweek visit giving us the orchard to ourselves.
Details: Our orchard of choice is Pine Farm Orchards. Info found here.
It’s Giving Tuesday! This year we supported the following charities;
High Park Nature Centre. Henry has been taking Nature classes here since he was two months old. We absolutely love the program and the special events we’ve attended. The Centre is currently raising funds to send deserving at risk students to Nature Camp.
I spent the winter knitting a pile of baby blankets (because they are all I know how to knit, upcoming goals; learn something other than a square). The blankets came into rotation on August 29th with the arrival of Poppy Jane, the chillest member of our little team of four.
The bottom two feet of our car was really clean.
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.