I tend to joke a lot about how much my kids drive me nuts. You know sometimes they do.
But no really, they are the ultimate precious beings in my life.
If I could bottle the love I have for these boys I would do so and slap a funky label on it. The bond that I share with these little people is unimaginable and more special to me then I ever would have dreamed.
The air is crisp, the leaves have turned and Thanksgiving falls one month early in Canada. It’s my favorite time of year to travel back home to visit my family. And what better way to spend a warm, sunny fall day then to go apple picking?
The orchards just outside Toronto are beautiful. Today we visited the Carl Laidlaw Orchard. It was perfection. A hayride, apples upon apples and a pit where you could roast your own hot dogs and corn. The kids had a ball.
The apples were crisp and perfect for snacking on while we were out today. We also brought bags of them home to make pie, crisps and stuffing with.
I have the fondest childhood memories of going apple picking and I hope to be creating the same precious memories for my kids. Talking about the colors of the leaves, recipes we can make together and fun we had with Aunt Mandy and my best friend and her kids…was a perfect way to spend a Sunday in Toronto.
Check back with us tomorrow…we’ll be giving you a glimpse into our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with a sesame turkey and so much more.
Last week my sis turned 30. It was a hard number for her to swallow and I would say I feel bad but I don’t since I’ve been there done that…almost five years ago, gulp. But just because she hit a big number she didn’t give up the opportunity to have a fun party and what better way to celebrate on a hot summer day then with a picnic in the park?! And LMP Toronto style…she did it up with some really chic details…
Her hubby invited all of their friends to a park nearby and asked everyone to join them for an afternoon of discreet drinking, picnicking and good old fashion high school fun. Mandy and Jason provided the snacks and loot bags…
The snack packs were absolutely adorable. Mandy found kraft boxes and stamped them with a knife and fork…
And then filled them with picnic perfect goodies: A turkey panini, mini basket of cherries, a pasta salad and fruit punch juice box. So easy for the guests to grab and eat on their picnic blankets while sitting on the grass outside…