We are truly in the midst of summer, hot temperatures last week and this week. I love it!
I started off my Friday morning with my favourite summer breakfast, strawberries and milk. So yummy!
We had corn on the cob for supper, along with some burgers, and we ate outside on our patio.
On Saturday morning I got up early for a great run. I got home in time to enjoy a protein shake and coffee outside before we headed out on our bikes for a big day. We left our house at about 9:00 and rode down to the ferry terminal to go to the Toronto Islands. On our way we saw part of the Pan Am marathon which is pretty cool. When we got to the terminal, we met our friends who had driven in from Mississauga. We all hopped on the ferry to Centre Island. Dave and I had gone to the Islands many years ago on our bikes, before we had E, and then once for a wedding. This was E's first visit so of course we headed to Centreville, a little amusement park perfect for kids 2 to 6. It was great, and we were happy E had a little friend to go on the rides with (aside from Dave). I didn't get my own bracelet, I was happy to let Dave and E go on the rides without me.
This carousel is really neat. It was hand carved in the early 1900s. It has some really neat animals on it to ride, but Dave and E picked the classic horses.
At the top
You can't tell by his face, but this was E's favourite ride. There weren't a lot of people there so he got to go on a few rides in a row.
I took this selfie just to prove that I was there since I was taking all the pictures of them on the rides. That's not even E in the background.
Later E said this was his favourite ride.
These big chairs always freak me out.
Getting ready for the big roller coaster.
After the ride, E's hair is a little disheveled. But he had a great time!
Family photo by the "Town Hall".
After a great day on the rides, eating french fries and ice cream, and spending time with friends, we said good bye and got on our bikes for home. We decided to ride around the Islands for a bit and caught this beautiful view of the city. We ended up down at the Ward's Island ferry terminal and took that ferry home instead. It was way less crowded and we didn't have to wait in line at all. I would highly recommend a trip to the Toronto Islands. For little kids, it is the perfect sized amusement park with plenty of rides. For adults, you can ride bikes, rent kayaks and canoes, spend some time at the beach, have a picnic, and even play Frisbee golf. And the best part is you're basically right in the middle of a big city.
On Sunday morning, I cleaned the house and Dave did some stuff in the yard (like patch a hole with concrete). I shared our house tour last week but I thought I would take a few photos of our upstairs while they were clean, rather than just me moving around piles of clothes so I can get a good picture (not that I'd ever do that, ahem).
For lunch, we walked down to Baka for lunch on their patio. Then we picked up some groceries on the way home.
E's nutella and banana crepe (for lunch, don't judge)
Sunday was so hot! Halfway through the afternoon I decided to drive to Canadian Tire to buy a kiddie pool. I got the very last one and E was very excited when I got home.
We had a yummy supper of grilled chicken and vegetables, lemon pasta, and garlic bread. Then I threw together a peach crisp. Usually we clean up while we are cooking but this time I left it all out on the counter.
This is real life.
Our tasty peach crisp. The splash of almond extract in the peaches made it even better.