Monday, 21 December 2015

Just Another Day At The Beach........♥️

 Grab yourself a long tall drink...

This is gonna take awhile!

Lots of photos!!

On Friday...we took Miss V out to the cottage for a visit...

First things first...

Give the "monster" a hug and a kiss!

Then..get bundled up..."can I ride my bike?"

Absolutely sweet cheeks!!
Down to the beach we go...

 We have to find just the right rocks to throw into the lake...

What an arm she has!! Can you see the stones?


Feed the Seagulls...Awesome!!

She stood like a little soldier...watching...quietly...♥️

Next...she found this awesome rock...

She thought it looked like a snake!! sure does!!

Pail and shovel next!!

 She found some sandy spots to dig and fill her pail...
Very intense!!

We gave the squirrels and birds a few sunflower seeds...

"See you later Seagulls"...

 When her Papa was putting her bike, back on the sunporch...

She had not been in there with the Winter shutters up before...

She decided this was a great place to hang out!!!

She even found her deck chair, and sat for a while!!

She also helped her Papa sweep, but the pics came out blurry...

Her little arms were sweeping so fast!!

I grabbed this photo from inside the kitchen!!

 Once inside...

Slippers on...

Up she went...

To play with the croquet balls...

She loves to do that...

Count them..and do the colours!

Papa was happy to play along ♥️

 Time to go...

One last picture out the window...sun trying to come out!!

 And...lucky us...we drove by this farm...and saw these lovely horses...

We pulled over...and coaxed them closer...

How beautiful...what a wonderful day we all had...truly ...lovely!!

thanks for hanging in for such a long pictoral...

I could not help myself...

So difficult to pare them down...

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend...

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my previous post...

you guys are THE BEST!!

I did a bit of Christmas prep today...

Got my table set...silver polished...{YUCKY JOB}...

I still need to make some shortbread...

I guess that can wait til tomorrow...

This was a wet dreary dark miserable day...

Our temps are on the rise...should be 15*c by Christmas Eve!!!

Absolutely no snow for us here in Southern Ontario...

Hope it wont stop Santa from stopping by!!

I have a rotisserie chicken for dinner {wink wink Betsy}...

Add some fries...chalet sauce...ceasar salad...and dinner is done!!

Enjoy your evening...

You ready???

                           Cheers!  :o)


  1. t's never long when Miss V is involved..she's quite the Diva:)
    Aren't those days the very best?
    She is sooo cute.And I wuv that cottage.
    Happy holidays LSK!:)
    More about the monster?:)
    It will be atleast 60F here Christmas eve.Unheard of.

    1. My son is quite an artist...he built this paper mache gargoyle in early high school...
      We took it to the cottage, when we first bought it...and there he sits...a little worse for wear...a few toes missing!
      She was scared of him the first she loves him!
      Happy Holidays to you as well Monique...and your lovely family♥️

    2. He is!! I can almost see the frost on her nose;)

    3. It was chilly...but more damp than cold....
      Yes.....he is!

  2. Well her cheeks look rosey red! Fresh air is good for them.
    I bet she had a nap in the car ride back.
    Can't believe no snow for Christmas! Don't mind though since so many of us travel on Christmas

    1. She loves the outdoors for sure, Linda....
      Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Smart lady with the chicken! haha....absolutely, cook's BFF. lol...

    love the snake cool is that!
    Looks chilly at the cottage....all that grey! brr.
    Poured rain on my all day as I ran errands! Geesh!
    Need to make candy tonight for some little thank you gifts.

    I love of my favorites!

    1. Hahaha! It was delicious!
      It does look like a snake doesn't it?
      Same here...I need to do groceries tomorrow....rainy again!
      Must make shortbread!

  4. Aw, so precious. What a beautiful day you all had!

    1. We did Martha....thanks!
      Merry Christmas!

  5. Miss V is so smart....that rock does look like a snake. Loved looking at your pictures. Leave for Colorado in the morning. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

    1. Takes after her Nana, Laurie! Hahaha!
      Have a safe trip....remember your laptop!
      How long are you gone for?

  6. Wonderful photos . It was a grey yukky day today hoping for some sunshine soon I cant believe how warm they say it will be on Christmas day and how snowless we are ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family !

    1. Same here...a bit of snow would put the icing on the cake!
      Merry Christmas Elaine!

  7. what a great day,, that sweet little miss V makes it even more beautiful!!
    I still can't believe there is no snow,, its amazing!

    1. She sure does Laurie....for sure!
      Merry Christmas to you!

  8. We're ready! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  9. i hope you never pare down the pictures.
    i always feel like I've been right there too. wonderful.
    and oh.. cc girl... isn't she beautiful? those fresh air pink cheeks and little nose...
    love the coat and perfect knit hat too... and the leopard mittens! she's your forever christmas present.
    a wonderful post. thanks!
    happy egg and nog dearest bean! xo♥

    1. OH Tammy....are you gushing again?
      I cannot take credit for this hat....but she is wearing one of my cowls!
      Have a wonderful Christmas!

  10. Absolutely delightful post, Linda. Your pictures tell the story, and I enjoyed every bit of it. I feel that I have been to the lake too. Little Miss V is a joy, and building precious childhood memories there. Merry Christmas - I hope it is the best ever!

    1. Thanks so much Patricia...
      Merry Christmas to you as well...

  11. Oh I loved every photo ! The story is lovely too :) Happy Holidays , Linda ! C~

    1. Thanks Candice...much appreciated!
      Enjoy your wee one this Christmas!!

  12. I love your cold weather beach pictures. Nothing like the end of winter ice flows, which are also beautiful.
    It's dark and dreary this morning. A good day for baking, if I didn't have to go to work.

    1. Yes Martha...I do find it beautiful anytime of the year...
      Sorry that you have to work...are you off for a while then??
      Merry Christmas to your lovely big family♥️

    2. I'll have my four days off (Thurs-Sun) and then be back again on Monday.
      I love them too! We'll be missing our MN people this year. First one without Jim.

    3. Were they just here in the Summer? With your new grandson??
      Oh dear...they will be with you in spirit...♥️

  13. Miss V is just so darn cute! Especially on her little trike.

    1. Thanks Debra...Merry Christmas to you!

  14. Nice series of pictures Linda. Miss V sure has fun at the cottage and finds lots to do. Have a great week. Only 3 more sleeps!!! :D

    1. She loves the wide open space...wants to do everything she can!!
      Gotta love her♥️

  15. Lovely day at the cottage and on the beach. Is this weather is extending your cottage visits? Dreary and damp today, foggy this morning and on and off rain. I think Rudolph better get ready for Christmas Eve :)

    1. Yes...the water is still on...which makes our visits much easier...
      We hope to spend New Years Eve out there...we have done it in the past with NO water...
      Having water would make it amazing!!
      Merry Christmas Linda!

  16. Wow....she is a busy wee gal! Can you imagine your life without her? She is precious and full of energy. Bet Nana and Poppa get pooped out after one of her visits!!! Ha HA! Just wanting to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! You will have a super time watching little Missy after Santa has had his visit! Enjoy it all!!

    1. Tell me about it! Love keeping up with her!
      Merry Christmas to you Ann....we'll have to have a coffee sometime when you are down!

  17. Love those pictures. Looks like a fun day at the lake! Love those horses 😊

    1. Hi Doll!
      The Horses were an awesome ending to a great day♥️

  18. What a great story with great photos. That Miss V is V-licious!
    AND you saw horses - perfect cap on the day.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    1. Oh gosh Suzanne....V-licious...I love that!
      And to you dear....

  19. Your Miss Vivian is so very brave
    To near that monster with that kiss she gave.
    She so deserves to ride her bike
    and make you follow with a hike.
    All wrapped up in winter gear
    And to the beach so crisp and clear
    She threw some stones into the lake
    They flew for miles ~ a piece of cake.
    Then she stopped to look at birds
    Seagulls diving in large herds.
    They tried so hard to catch some fish
    But got some bread # t'was quite delish'
    She found a rock and it did shake
    To make it look just like a snake.
    Then she got her spade and pail
    And started digging without fail.
    Then she got some sunflower seeds
    And fed the squirrels with proceeds
    Some birds joined them and had their fill
    And screeched a thank you through a bill.
    She found the porch with winter shutters
    And went inside with pleasant mutters.
    She went upstairs past photo walls
    And with Papa played with crochet balls.
    And then when journey homeward courses
    You stopped to admire some super horses . . . .

    Lovely days and photos, Linda . . . :)

    1. Hi Eddie....
      Very impressive poem....I love it!
      So nice of you to take the time to do this....
      A very Merry Christmas to you and your family....hugs to the wee Ones!

    2. A pleasure ~ I lover doing these!
      If we don't 'talk' again before Christmas I wish you all a very Merry one . . . ho! ho! ho! . . . :)

      I am having Christmas lunch with Selina, Matt and baby Rosa (on her own diet of course) at Matt's mother's house and her 90 year old mother will be there . . . :) Boxing day with Selina and Matt and Lon, Lisa and Peter are coming too . . :)

    3. Have a wonderful holiday....

  20. What in earth is that monster? Have you posted about it before?

    I love the picture of the piece of bread flying though the air!

    1. Hahaha! My talented son made that in early high school....I think he has appeared here before!
      Merry Christmas Barbara...

  21. Great photos, Linda. I've always loved your stair gallery at the cottage. Thank you for the lovely card. I want to wish you and your beautiful family a Very Merry Christmas from all of us at the mouse house. Hugs, Deb

    1. I loved your card with Lily on it♥️
      Merry Christmas to you as well,Deb....


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