Over Canada Day/Fourth of July, we visited Prince Edward Island to see Kirk’s family.
Cooper was a champion traveler. He liked pulling his suitcase around. He loved hanging out at the airport and watching the planes. We used our United Club passes, so it was nice to hang out there before the flight.
On our leg to Toronto, he got to go in the cockpit again and the captain pulled a funny joke on him when he had Cooper push a button that turned on a bunch of lights and sounds in the cockpit. Cooper was scared for a second that he did something bad, but it was all in good fun.
We stayed the night overnight in Toronto, and continued on to Charlottetown in the morning. Cooper loved our hotel in Toronto because this was our view (notice all the garbage trucks?). We are still trying to figure out the best way to get to PEI. Last year we did a 10 hour layover during the day, this time we had the layover at night. I don’t know which one is better or worse. This day was Canada Day, so everything was decked out in Canadian flags. Cooper dressed in his Canada shirt to celebrate.
He also found a penguin that he loved at the Toronto Airport.
When we arrived, we were treated to an amazing lobster dinner! After dinner, we headed to the fireworks. They ended up being postponed until the next day due to wind, so needless to say we had a REALLY disappointed toddler.
The next day we spent some time at Victoria Park.
Cooper also got to sit on his Papa’s motorcycle and practiced his tough guy pose.
That evening we went to see the fireworks. We had a great view and Cooper loved it all! He found a friend before the show and they spent about 30 minutes rolling down a hill.
The next day (Friday) we went to Sandspit, which is an amusement park for kids. Cooper had a great time! He was able to ride almost all the rides (which was different from the last time we went to an amusement park/carnival). We rode everything a couple of times.
This was Cooper’s favorite ride. It was called the Scrambler. It went around and around really fast.
On the way back, we stopped by the mill at Hunter River.
This made me laugh. The Caterpillar Excavator was called the Cat’s Meow.
Saturday we went to the North Shore and went to the beach. It was a gorgeous beach day. The water isn’t warm enough for me, but it was still fun to play in the sand.
There were a lot of jellyfish that were all over the beach though, so we had to be careful to avoid them.
I love all the scenery in PEI. The lupines are my favorite!
Saturday evening, we went down to the Charlottetown waterfront. We noticed there were a ton of jellyfish in this water too!! I wonder what was happening with all the jellyfish because it’s not normally like that.
Sunday we went visiting a few people around the island.
Sunday evening, we went to dinner in Stanhope and then played a little bit on the beach.
Monday morning we spent some time at Victoria Park again.
In the afternoon, Kirk had a boy’s day and went and played golf with his dad and one of his brothers. Afterwards, almost the whole family got together for a nice dinner to celebrate Barry and Evelyn’s anniversary. I’m so happy that I got some family photos this year. Last year I wasn’t so good with getting a photo with everyone – but this year I think I did better!