Thursday, 17 September 2009

I ♥ Pt. Roberts

I have a special place in my heart for Pt. Roberts, Washington. Our extended family owns a cottage there and is kind enough to let us use it on a regular basis.

Why do I love it so much though? Well, I vaguely remember going there as a kid, it was the first place Abner ever slept through the night, and many an afternoon has been spent with family and friends playing games out on the lawn or huddled in the, how shall we say, "vintage" trailer enjoying delicious meals.

It's also a handy little place to go for a weekend getaway, which is exactly what we did for Labour Day weekend.

Part of the beauty of the place is that there is not much to do. Just sit, relax, re-read the stack of Reader's Digests that have been in the cottage since 1970 or so, and throw a few stones in the ocean. With not a lot of toys to play with or any of our usual entertainment items from home, we had to get crafty to keep Abner entertained and out of trouble. Thankfully, our trusty picnic blankets did the trick.

Place baby on blanket. Wrap up and grab all four corners. Commence spinning.

Can't even begin to describe how much Abner enjoyed this game. She actually began squealing with delight.

Even though the weather report was calling for rain and the sky looked rather ominous, we lucked out and managed to stay dry the whole weekend. We did come prepared for the worst though...

Abner is not such a fan of rain boots but is oh so adorable in her rain suit. N'est-ce pas?


  1. love that rain suit on abby - she looks adorable! we'll have to get the kids together soon and toss them in a puddle. ;-)

    so sorry we missed that weekend - it sounds much, much more relaxing and fun than being ill. and i missed my chance to go to the us grocery store for cookie crisp! boo!

  2. Love love love that rainsuit... they look so cute in the Muddy Buddies!

    On a completely different note, I saw your explaination of milkybeer and thought that I would throw my name into the generator... here are my faves:
    Bum Trickle
    Burt Lick Me
    I'm Tub Clerk

    Gosh that's fun!

  3. Ah anagrams...who knew they could be such fun.


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