On our break, we've visited Troy's family in Nova Scotia, celebrated birthdays, and attended the most beautiful wedding. My university friend, and Claire's godmother, was a gorgeous bride with the most perfectly planned, enjoyable event of the year. Can you tell I was impressed? Max attended the second wedding of his little life, and I threw on my heels and felt like I don't usually spend my time in pj bottoms.
While in Nova Scotia, we packed up and went to one of our favorite haunts, the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. My hubby and mother-in-law both grew up with regular visits to the park throughout their childhoods, visiting with our family feels like being a part of something bigger than us. It was a perfect fall day, cool and crisp and sunny. We walked the familiar loop and enjoyed watching Claire as she took it all in as though it were her first visit, although she's been there before, watched Thane enjoying reading the animal signage for the first time himself, so proud as Seth listened to him attentively. Amazing what a difference a year can make. We even found a playground that for all my visits there, I never knew existed.