Last week M turned two. In a lucky turn of events we had a free loaner car for the weekend so instead of a city birthday party we decided to make a sprint for our favourite family hang out. September is a busy month full of transitions and new schedules so taking a break to be a unit without distraction was a welcome relief; even if it did take forever to get there on Friday night.
It was cloudy and cold on Friday night and on Saturday the sun came out.
The wind was cold on the lake so we went to Pretty Channel. I'm sorry
for the repetitive scenery but it really is one of my favourite places.
We are drawn to it whenever we're at our cottage. A beautiful sheltered
piece of running water and Canadian Shield. Even though it was not just cool,
but cold on the lake and at our cottage; it was so hot and sunny that we could actually go for a swim,
nap in the sun and enjoy the area.
Marlowe really gets to show off her mad independent skills here without
great risk. There are all sorts of different terrains to explore and
challenge herself with and both girls always feel like they can do
anything when they are done exploring the woods, shoreline and rapids.
It's a magical place to spend a whole warm sunny birthday with her whole Fam.
Being two means that everything is "Mine" and that's mostly ok still. It means that she can "do it by myself" which is also great.