Family Outings

I'm always curious as to how other young families spend their weekends.
We are not the kind of family that can sit at home and watch movies in our PJs all day.
Not that there is anything wrong with that, oh how I would love to be able to sit still long eneough to enjoy that, but every one of us seems to be more content when were on the go.
Pretty much the only time we spend the day in our PJs watching movies are if were all horribly sick or the weather has us in a funk.
A typical weekend morning looks like this for us...
6:00 - 6:30 Kids wake up
6:30 - 7:30 Girls watch cartoons while Daddy and Mommy get dressed 
7:30-8:15 Breakfast
by 9:00 all the kids are dressed and ready for the day
At this point we usually decide as a family what we want to do for the day..
Majority of the time we like to find a park to go to.
We have a few favourite parks we like to frequent.
We love Fairy Lake in Newmarket.
A good chunk of my childhood was spent at this park watching fireworks, attending festivals, watching the train go by as I picnicked with my mom and brother.
Even my dad learned to skate there when he was a little boy.
The park has become more beautiful with age and there is now even more to offer with a splash pad in the summer and free outdoor skating in the winter.
The park is always full of friendly smiles and often you can see local talent performing.
We also love the summer Farmers Market it now hosts.
Another park I used to love as a kid was High Park.
I don't think I went more than a handful of times as a kid but I sure have fond memories of seeing such a beautiful place.
We took our kids for the first time this past Sunday and they loved every minute of it.
I had forgotten about the outdoor zoo they have set up there and our girls were thrilled to see animals in a park!
Unfortunately since it has been a super cold winter the flowers on the trees hadn't bloomed yet.
I love taking our kids to see new places.
The town we bought our house in is a very small town and although I love the comfort in such a tight-knit community I want our children to grow up knowing about more than just their small town.


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