Oh, summer! Where did you go?
Won't you stay awhile longer?
I'm back to the normal routine - waking up early, making breakfast, packing lunches and taking kids off to school.
Could this be a bad dream?
Shall we sit and reminisce the good times we've had?
Like the time we took a family trip to Ottawa, and celebrated Canada Day. Guess who came to visit on that long weekend?
There were large, enthusiastic crowds waiting on Parliament Hill to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. And we were in the middle of it. Upon their arrival, cheers erupted and chants of "Will and Kate" greeted the royal couple. There was no doubt that royal mania hit Ottawa!
The month of July was also busy with day trips to Balsam Lake, family picnics, play dates with cousins and watching summer blockbuster movies.
And how could I forget my beloved garden. It provided me with so much pleasure. The perennials I planted did not disappoint. Here's one of my favorites - summer phlox.
In August, we spent the weekends at the beach. Frolicking in the water, playing in the sand and basking in the sun. What a life!
I even managed to do all the back to school shopping ahead of schedule so I could plan our camping trip.
And that is where we ended our summer holiday. Camping at Silver Lake Provincial Park. A hidden gem in Ontario.
My boys were so happy to go camping again this year. They love sleeping in a tent, roasting marshmallows over the campfire and gazing up at the stars.
What more could we ask for?
It was a great summer!