I don't know if it's true, but this summer feels like the fullest one yet. I have so much to share here on the blog but am having a hard time sitting down to write. I suppose that's actually a pretty great thing. Before we know it, it'll be cold and snowy for 6 months straight and I'll have all the time in the world!
Since we've been back from our California road trip every single weekend has been reserved to spend time camping or with family out of the city. It's been unreal! We've had the good fortune to create a few family get-togethers year after year and it's something to look forward to as summer approaches. One of those traditions is visiting my cousin's beach house. I've shared about it's great 60's interior here and here (wow how these kids are growing!!!). This year the record collection had expanded considerably!
Every time we check out the town of Winnipeg Beach and the kids get real excited about Playland on the boardwalk (old post about that here). You'd think after visiting Musee Mechanique in San Francisco and the giant casino sized arcades in Santa Cruz that this little joint wouldn't thrill. Glad to say these kids still find the small things exciting though. I love that about childhood.
We usually take a ride out to the little lake town of Gimli during the beach house weekend but this time we took a drive to a farmers market nearby instead and enjoyed wandering around. It was a very chill Sunday morning (we heard Saturdays are when the market is really booming) which let us take our time and browse slowly, watching a potter at work, tasting samples of honey, picking through antique stalls and climbing on old farm machinery. We didn't come away with much, but Eve got an Archie comic from one of the book sellers for $1. She can't read yet, but loves the high drama of the Archie, Betty, Veronica love triangle. Luke got some fudge, a truly an excellent choice in my opinion.
The highlight of the morning was bunnies, a whole lot of Peter Rabbit-esque adorable bunnies roaming around with a few ducks, goats and piglets for good measure. A whole Beatrix Potter scene. The kids made it their mission to gather ALL the clover and offer it up for a bunny feast, which was well received to their delight. Bunnies just can't take a bad picture, can they?
Cuteness Overload! I took all these weekend photos with my iPhone since I've been resting my photography muscles after taking almost 3,000 pictures over 2 weeks on the coast. The thing is, every time I don't bring my SLR I really regret it. Darn you summer time, you're just so freakin' photogenic!!!