Yesterday was the first day of school for public schools in Ontario. Since we homeschool, I usually like to do something fun on this day to ensure my own children feel they are getting a good deal. :)
We were all set to spend the day at the beach--wouldn't that have been nice? But alas, the weather was quite cool and breezy. Much too cold to wear a bathingsuit! Somehow, our weather has jumped from the hazy days of August right into the cold winds of October, overnight! Today is cold again, and windy and rainy.
But yesterday, I wanted to do something outside, so we took the children down to the Windsor riverfront to play and explore. The highlight for the boys was a huge 1911 steam engine which is preserved there.
The fence around the steam engine was covered in morning glories--so pretty.
Amy was looking cute in a wool vest knitted by Tonya. (I won the vest in a giveaway on her blog last summer!)
Owen found a sculpture that was in the shape of a steam engine.
It perhaps wasn't as much fun as a trip to the beach, but it was a nice, relaxing afternoon all the same. I love taking leisurely walks all together as a family, when there is no time limit and nowhere we have to go afterward.