Two weeks ago I did something I've never done before: I hit the road with the kids and left J at home by himself for three days. Having just spent a couple of days at home by myself while the fam stayed at the cottage, I knew what he was in for... lots of love from Sandy the cat, a weirdly, empty house, and a lack of schedule that finds you eating dinner hours later than usual because there were no kids to feed.
I, on the other hand, had two kids to feed and the struggle of doing it without our usual surroundings and my co-parent. Good thing I had my family around. We were at a cottage on Stoney Lake, which isn't far from Peterborough, with my brother and his wife, S&M, and my parents. My brother rented the cottage for a week and was hosting friends and family throughout the week.
Stoney Lake is huge, but the cottage we were at was on a smaller bay that was quite shallow and WEEDY. The water was warm but I couldn't shake the ick feeling of all those slimy weeds tickling my toes. The kids went in again with my brother who convinced them that "sea grass" was soft and squishy and really quite lovely. He had them giggling and loving the weeds by the end of it.
|Photo evidence that I was in the water with the kids.|
|Paddle boat ride with S&M.|
|Little J fishing.|
|Paddle boards with S&M.|
|Playing at the "park".|
|Eye watch, day 1.|
|Eye watch, day 2.|
|Two sleeping trucks.|
|Saying bye to the ducks.|
I'm just now getting through the pictures and am off to edit some more because I have more adventures to tell you about!
|Until next time, Stoney Lake!|