Bry’s Great-aunt Bunty invited us for a visit on seven mile island, NJ, where she’s enjoyed her unique cottage home for many years.
We saw the original portraits of Bryant’s 3rd great grandparents, heard many family stories, and explored the wetlands institute which Bunty and her late husband passionately supported.
The hand made bird mobile, which he carved and she painted, continues to impress and educate visitors.
Sunset view of the marsh from Bunty’s living room.
The need to get on the road early allowed us to appreciate a beautiful Lake Superior sunrise.
We enjoyed a long weekend on the north shore with Brenda and my parents.
Lily was “exhilarated” by the thought of starting grade 4 with her friends from CVA. Even a rainy morning and a late bus couldn’t dampen her spirits!
Lily’s having a growth spurt so her doc did a bone age x-ray last Wednesday (normal)
Then she slammed her hand in the basement door on Saturday and today we had to x-ray the same hand again! Weird, right?! She doesn’t have any obvious fractures but needs to wear the splint just in case.
Our trip to PEI inspired me to finish a project. This cracked mirror has been waiting for reincarnation. Using clear epoxy and some stones, sea glass, and shells from PEI and the North Shore, we stabilized the glass and made it pretty enough for the patio. It’s a nice way to use our beach treasures, too!
The kids have outgrown their “tree house”. Can I keep it as yard art?!
Yes, Lily chose one of the most difficult recipes I’ve ever made. I shouldn’t have waited until 6pm the night before to ask what she wanted, but still!