This past Sunday afternoon as I drove the kiddos to Wood Islands I was thinking how easy it is for me to take the kids to any number of beaches in just minutes! I feel so blessed to live on such a beautiful island. So just to warn you, I have quite a few photos of beaches in this post.
Lets start with Wood Islands. So many times, we drive by here on our way to and from the Ferry to Nova Scotia that I finally just had to take the kiddos there. Marko wasn't feeling well Sunday afternoon so it was just me and the kids. We had a wonderful time checking out the playground and the lighthouse. I asked the clerk what she thought of the beach and where would be best to go and she actually suggested trying another beach just 5 minutes away that had a life guard area. So off to Northumberland Provincial Park we went. And we had a marvelous time, the water was cool but totally refreshing and there was a great little playground for the kids after we were done swimming.
This past Saturday had us back in Charlottetown at Grace Baptist Church enjoying their fun day. What a blast! The kids loved the bouncy castles and sitting in the big trucks. I loved meeting up with old friends and chatting and laughing the afternoon away.
Speaking of Nate he has been doing such a great job at toilet training! I have to say out of the three kiddos he has been the easiest to work with. We used a sticker chart and he recently filled it all up so off to Dairy Queen we went for celebratory ice cream and we stopped into Walmart to pick up some Lightning McQueen undies! He loves his undies...Funniest part is pretending the characters on the undies can talk to him and remind him to keep them dry for the day--the boy just eats it all up!
Ready for more beach pictures? On Tuesday we enjoyed a lovely playdate with some great mommas and their kiddos at Tea Hill Park. In the afternoon after Sean was picked up to go on his camping trip with his Auntie Linda and Grammie Peric, I took Nate and Emma-Lyn on a little excursion. I thought we would go to Cardigan and check out their marina there but when we got there I just wanted to keep on driving--so we drove and I found some great dirt roads to go on and one that lead to a great little beach. As seen here:
The kiddos had a great time exploring and splashing around in the water.
A flock of Canadian Geese hanging out in the pond behind the sand dunes.
And now in case you were wondering why I chose the particular dirt road I did, here is the name of the road that lead us to the beach: