yesterday mike called on his way home to pitch a last minute "summer-will- *really actually*- be- over- after -this- warm- spell" picnic for dinner. It ended up being one of his better pitches and involved tacos and beers from casa mexico and as if a girl's gonna say no to that. (for the local friends this place is new and did not disappoint! the citizen just reviewed this place so we thought we'd give it a try - and we're so happy to have found some hearty and authentic mexican close to home - because lets be honest we barely make it out of the 'burbs these days). in a crazy 10-minute fury, we packed up the entire crew, grabbed the only tom petty cd I could find in my collection (seriously. I have four of his cd's and only ONE was in the case. which was the fundamental problem with cd's - they never went back where they were supposed to be!), and went to Britannia beach which we sadly, had not one chance to visit the entire summer. there were actually quite a few people there who had the same idea and a bunch of people swimming. We put our feet in and June basically all but dunked her head and the water was so warm! I will take this Canada! If october is the new august I'm for the record, ok with that ;)
the week to date had been really rather crummy for a few reasons among them the news out of las vegas. I always feel like I have to say something - like we owe the victims of these senseless tragedies that much. But I feel like a broken record. And i feel defeated and like things will never change. And then I look at my kids and I think but they have to. I don't want them to have anxiety about being in public places. and I don't want them to not visit the united states because it's too risky. and i don't want them to become immune to this sort of horrific news headline. these are the things I've been mulling over in my mind as summer really pulls to a close; I'm happy in our little bubble which feels safe and untouched but I know to think like that is naive. so, as you can see, I'm all out of cards at the moment.... but i'm trying to invite discussion so that we don't just become apathetic to it. Anyone else feeling similarly? i'd love to hear from you.
In the meantime. enjoying this beautiful weather that is making me wish we lived somewhere where is was summer all year long. I don't want to let go!!
pic doesn't really do the food justice ^^ clearly so you'll just have to take my word for it.
don't you love this ring sling? it's from this amazing canadian shop out of Vancouver called Oh Sew Baby (love love Love finding canadian shops that rock at this kind of stuff you guys!!) It's run by a couple with a passion for their kids and with a love for babywearing and i absolutely love their story. The one I'm wearing is called "elderberry" and it's from their new fall collection and I'm so in love with how rich the colour is <3 more on babywearing and oh sew baby next week. I have a bit of a surprise to offer to my readers - which is the first time I've ever left a red-herring like that on this blog so i hope you realize the excitement I have wrapped up in this statement ;)
ending with another giant picture of flora and i because girl spent the majority of the summer in a car seat or sling and there aren't enough pictures of her sweet face to date (and also her cute little monkey toes on that table!! ^^). love my family - holding them tight and praying for the world.