We're coming off of a beautiful long weekend in Ontario - although you wouldn't know it by the weather today (although honestly I don't mind the rainy and gloomy weather once Fall hits; it helps make the house feel cozy!) Either way, it was like mother nature wanted to give us one last hurrah - it was so warm and the colours on the trees were just starting to turn their spectacular shades of reds and oranges. When we weren't fighting the long weekend traffic heading out of the city for the weekend, we did our best to soak it up walking everywhere we could.
Despite the busy roads I do have to say how much I love a road trips in the Fall. A few years ago Mike and I drove down to visit his sister in Rhode Island at this time of year and the colours through Vermont and New Hampshire were just spectacular! We've been lucky to do some other cool trips together but this one always sticks with me. We were hoping to do a road trip with June this Fall, but she hasn't exactly embraced driving in the car like we have yet. I'm sure this won't always be the case, we just have to convince her in the meantime that there's nothing better then hitting the road with a warm drink and a Bruce Springsteen album. For now, we're trying to persuade her by sticking to the Disney Classics, which have a freaky ability to talk her off the ledge - I'm not one to talk however; I know how she feels about the magic of Disney.
We had a great thanksgiving dinner at my parent's house with nearly every member of my extended family which was awesome to have us all together in the same room at the same time. In between we spent a lot of time sitting on the couch watching our baby grow. I just can't stop kissing her beautiful cheeks! We hit two huge milestones this weekend; she laughed for the first time! I've literally been dancing like a show monkey trying to get it out of her the past few weeks and in the end it was Cliff who brought out the most sweetest sound I've ever heard. Leave it to that loveable guy to just read our four month old like a book. As soon as I heard that sound, I fell in love all over again and I didn't even know that was possible! She also figured out how to roll over from tummy to back which is incredible because she would flip herself over and beach herself. Whenever she hits a new millstone or trick, she smiles so big and looks so pleased with herself. It's so amazing watching her learn and grow.
We celebrated my dad and my sister's birthday and it was nice to be there to see them blow out the candles on their cake. All in all, a really great weekend. I put together a little video of some of the highlights - so much fun to have all these memories in one place.