Another week has passed and our march towards the end of the fall season continues. I know I originally said we would do this for 15 weeks but it is feeling a bit more like winter out there now and the Christmas season with all it’s activities and crafts to do is practically underway. Santa arrives in town this weekend and snow fell today (sort of). We’ll take it week by week as we always seem to be out doing some activity anyway so why not write about it.
This week we have all been suffering with colds and haven’t felt like going out on a family outing. What I had stressed before is that it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you are out together having fun, even for a short time.
On a break from rain we went down to another local park and walked through the trees along a pretty boardwalk and the beach before returning up a trail covered in fallen maple leaves. This was just a stroll in the park but again, its not the activity that is important it is spending time together. Annika took some pictures, we looked at fall colours, played on the beach, splashed in a big puddle with some other kids, poked at a dead fish, and met lots of nice people and dogs. It was a beautiful outing and when we came home I was feeling a sense of inner peace and calmness, or maybe it was just the cold medication. Either way I’m glad I made myself get out of the house and go outdoors.