Friday, July 22, 2022

Short but sweet... and a little photo spam

Last week, we went to Toronto for a little four day family holiday. You know, I never gave Toronto enough credit... it is actually a really nice place to visit. Coming from Montreal, you are not really supposed to say stuff like that 😉but it really is nice. Most of my Toronto experiences in the past were work related so I had a very limited opinion of the city but I am so glad that we explored different neighbourhoods this time around. We wanted to go away for long enough for it to be a break from the day to day but still short enough for the boys to enjoy it.. and each other... and 4 days was perfect. Over the pandemic, all passports had expired, except for mine, so Canadian road trip it was!

I found a fantastic AirBnB home in the Leslieville area (see here). It was a full house on a really lovely, quiet street (I highly recommend it- see here for the listing. The owner was really nice too). It worked out so well because we were near the streetcars to downtown, tons of good restaurants, grocery stores, interesting architecture and an overall cool vibe. When the boys were younger, it was so much easier to find fun stuff that they liked to do. Heck, a park at the end of the street was awesome for them but, now, it is a bit more of a challenge. For activities, we decided on the Ripley's Aquarium, Kensington Market, a Blue Jays baseball game (Alexander and Nicka boycotted this one but, even as a non-baseball-fan, it was suprisingly fun), Niagara Falls, Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car, Inniskillin Winery (for me!), Niagara on the Lake and multiple food stops along the way😉 On the way home, we stopped in Kingston (see here), which was also really nice. 

Overall, great trip. I would actually really like to do this in the fall or early winter sometime and see what else Toronto has to offer... 

Now, here is the photo spam. You were warned 😉





























































The Bergdahl Boys










             









Friday, June 24, 2022

End of an era

Last week, Oliver graduated from elementary school. He was the last of our three boys there. I told him that he was at that school literally from birth- he was 2 days old when I had him with me, picking Alexander up from kindergarten. 

I know that Oliver is excited to graduate, excited to move on but, I have to admit, I am a little sentimental. Our school was good to our boys- many of the friends that both Alexander and Nicklas still have became their friends during elementary school. I wish the same for Oliver. 

It will be strange to send Oliver off to high school in the fall. Firstly, because it is high school... when the heck did that happen? Secondly, because it will be to another school, another building and another era.

Congrats, little man! We love you!








First day of kindergarten: you have come a long way!!! xox