Today was one of those absolutely perfectly perfect summer days.  The sun was shining, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and there was just enough of a breeze that it didn’t feel overwhelmingly hot.  And what do you do when you’re gifted with a day like this . . . well clearly, the only option is to enjoy it.

Since it’s just me and the kids up north, I decided to take them on an adventure when they woke up . . . a breakfast picnic.  Who can resist biscuits and watermelon while you watch the sun rise?  Watching my little ones scamper across the rocks like mountain goats made my heart smile – I’ve always hoped they’d love this landscape as much as I do . . .and it looks like they just might.

After a quick change into swim suits and a gathering of all the things we’d need for the morning, including a picnic lunch, we headed down to the dock for some fantastic swimming, a little Shopkins Uno, and of course, some reading.  After lunch and more swimming, we had a short quiet time, followed immediately by more time down at the dock.

 

Snorkelling with granddad yielded some interesting finds . . . a few crayfish, some errant zebra mussels, and even an exploration under the dock.  And of course, there was lots of fun with our little boats!

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All too soon it was cocktail hour . . . really, who could say no to a light gin and tonic on a day like today?  And a super simple dinner of grilled sausages, raw veggies, and the most deliciously ripe tomatoes with fresh burrata cheese and basil.

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Yup . . . we enjoyed EVERY minute of today!!!