We are half-stinkin’-way through summer! Can you believe it? I can’t. Life has been pretty hectic and I haven’t been able to set aside much time for the blog other than quick book reviews, so here’s Part 1 of what went down this month:
After the Canada Day long weekend, Isla and Norah got to go on a 5-day camping trip with my mom and stepdad! The weather wasn’t super great but they both had an amazing time – it was Norah’s first time camping with them and she was jazzed, to say the least! Kyle and I were also very thankful for my mom and stepdad taking them as well – it was wonderful to have a meal together without having to tell someone to eat their supper or to have “just one more bite,” haha!
Really, the weather was super shifty all month, but we took full advantage of the sunnier days by spending time outside and visiting the splash park:
We also took a day trip to a lake to hang out with Kyle’s mom and stepdad while they were camping. They have kayaks, so we were able to borrow those and paddle around the lake for a little bit, and I borrow the kiddie kayak from my mom and Isla got to do some paddling as well! We also went on a little hike/walk around the provincial campsite as well, and both girls were exhausted by the end of the day. We were barely 5 minutes into the drive home and Norah had passed out hard in her carseat.
At the beginning of the month Kyle had stumbled upon an AirBnB listing for a cabin at one of our favourite lakes to visit, and it just so happened to be available during his week of holidays in July! We booked it for two nights, and my goodness, it was amazing! I would hardly have called the space we stayed in a cabin – it had full amenities and was super spacious and comfortable! (And to be able to shower off at night was SO luxurious, lol) Really, it was borderline glamping, haha. While it wasn’t lakefront, we were only a 10 minute walk from the boat launches and a 5 minute drive from the public beach! The cabin even allowed pets, so both dogs were able to come with us.
The girls had a blast swimming and playing in the water during the day, and we made s’mores after dinner both nights. Overall it was AMAZING and I hope we can book it again next year!
Overall, I think our family time in July was spot-on! We made the best out of every moment we could, and I think it worked out beautifully! I think we had a great blend of adventure and R&R.
Are you a camper or a “glamper?”
Tomorrow I’ll post Part 2 of my July recap, which will be my trip to Vancouver to see the Backstreet Boys in concert!