Emily and I met some friends in nearby Oakville (the part that formerly was the port town of Bronte, now part of the town of Oakville - just a half-hour's drive down 403 West). We went firstly to attend Frances Tyrrell
's art showing, which was lovely and magical. I happily looked at all the beautiful watercolors and wished I could buy some (but cannot buy anymore framed anything at the moment.) But we couldn't deny ourselves another paper doll set. Also, Emily was inspired to make a bunch of fairy household articles out of nut shells as soon as she got home. I utterly failed to take any photos while there, I'm afraid. But the show was was held in the historical Sovereign House
, which was an additional treat to visit as it is an exceedingly pretty situation by the lake.
After, to give the kids some running-around time, we trooped down to the sandy beach right near the Marina at Bronte Harbor; and lounged around (Well, the Mom's did a bit . . . Weeelll, actually I did most of the lounging. Catherine had to run after Jillian, and Nikki brought out some kites for the kids.) before walking over to a local ice cream shop. Very, very nice afternoon.
|Through the trees, you can just make out the blue of the water.|
|Catherine & Emily (and little Jillian's back)|
|Harper, Delia, & Jillian|
|Wind was a bit undecided for Nikki's kite.|