Last week we went to my Mother In Law's cottage near Brockville Ontario.
The past few summers have not been easy at the cottage, since it's on an island it is surrounded by water and rock cliffs. We were constantly trying to keep an eye on both kids and keep them out of trouble (ie: "NO, you can't go to the boathouse by yourself, No you can't play in the boat" "No you can't walk down the cliff" "No you can't go canoeing by yourself")
This year was fun and relaxing and as always a great time with family
True to this summer--it rained a little bit every day. It was nice to not have hot hot weather and we experienced the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen
These pictures cannot do it justice--it was bright and beautiful
There was even another rainbow which is hardly visible--but there.
We had music by Uncle Geordie,
lots of fishing,
and new this year--TUBING!
Grandma bought a tube and the kids had a blast.
Little man (who has no fear) was jumping off surf boards, the boat and the tube in the middle of the lake!
Princess B took some warming up (okay, some bribing from mom)--but she had fun and was soon begging to go again.
They played hard and slept hard
(I was playing around with the camera one night and took this shot, at midnight with no flash--pretty cool huh?)
(oh and this is the nightlight--cool things you can do with a camera)
I enjoyed being on the boat, having some afternoon naps and read two books.
The Black Donnelly's described the famous feud and the "end" of the Donnely family. I had always heard of this feud but didn't know much about it. The book was written in the 50's s and included information from people who had actually been alive when it took place.
I also read The Memory Keepers Daughter--amazing book.
It tells the story of a Dr who delivers his own twins and when discovering that his daughter has Down's Syndrome, sends her "away" with the Nurse to live in an institution. (This also was in the 60's where DS kids were thought to not be worth raising). The Nurse cannot bear to leave the child so she takes her away and raises her.
The writer tells parts of the story from the perspective of the Dr, The Mother (who doesn't know her baby girl lived), the surviving twin, the Nurse and gives depth to every character.
That was our week.
and this was my favourite picture from the week: