I am a happy mama. The kids are officially done school! Everyone who knows me hears all about our pain-in-the butt schedule this past year, with Claire in school in the mornings, Ren in school in the afternoons, separate lunch times because of it and lots of driving to and fro. I am so very thrilled to just have free time with both kiddos for two months! (That said, our summer is pretty “scheduled” with exciting visits, etc. but it’s all fun, fun, fun so it’s okay!)
As our first non-school day together, we went riding the rails. Well, a streetcar anyway, and not just any street car: one that goes across the river on top of our city’s high level bridge. It’s a fun trip from near the downtown area across the river to a heritage district. When I worked downtown, my friends and I used to hop the streetcar in the summer months to go for lunch across the river. It was great to do it again but this time with the kids!
Claire was a little afraid of the view from high up on the bridge! Right after I took the following picture, she made me switch spots with her. The once sought-after window seat was no longer attractive to my little girl.
And what did we do once we reached the other side of the river? Ah, with these two kids, there was only one answer:
After lolly-gagging around Whyte Ave for a bit, we hopped back on the trolley.
The kids were even kind enough to hold still (sort of) for a few quick snaps!
I just love this little top / dress. Our friends Kelley and Paul bought it for Claire when they were in Mexico. The yellow and other bright colours are so striking with Claire’s dark hair.
Stay tuned for more frequent posts. With our relaxed schedule, I actually have time to play with the kids and spend time on my hobby!