Cool as a cucumber?

"Not I!"

It's 11:30 at night and I am up in my hot apartment sweating buckets about to conquer some sushi rice because my kids have been at camp for the week and are repulsed by the thought of another sandwich. It's hot like really hot and I am not complaining #justsaying....and saying out loud!

Please enjoy this music to melt to and don't forget to stay cool!

Good night and good day there is a cucumber calling my name and I am ready to take some notes from it.


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Happy Heatwave Toronto!


note to aspiring bad guys: USE BANANAS!

Eighties! Eighties! Eighties! enjoying some good NOT old fashioned summer time jams hope you enjoy!

Happy Monday and stay cool!




Downsview Park hosts free movies all summer long for children and their families....we were regulars last summer and will probably get back into the regular swing of things next week.

Tonight is "How To Train Your Dragon"..."OUTDOOR-FREENESS" could you plan a better Movie Night?

Sure beats the drive-in I used to know! :)




Toronto is full of places and free things to do this summer-here is a list of the places we frequent...you can click on the place names for access to attraction sites!
WOODBINE BEACH- park, splash pad, sports field and skatepark

Scarborough Bluffs-a good place to scare seagulls, find cool rocks and walk along the beach we have actually taken a kite (big shout out to Dollarama)

Lionel's Farm- Love this place admission is free or you can leave a donation on the way out- You can take your own veggies and bread to feed the bottomless pit petting zoo animals-take a hat and some sunscreen there is little to no shade available

KidsTown-It can be classed as a splash pad I guess it's free but tons of space to run and get wet, slides, giant bucket and climbing apparatuses-me and my boys have also got some pretty good seagull action here

Paradise Playground-Kids go crazy here- you may want to call ahead for rates and hours it varies by the day. This is usually our rain date destination right in the heart of Flemingdon Park. (this is an indoor destination although there is a park and splash pad right outside)

Toronto Public Library- Find one near you alot of them have great programs going on all summer long-still may be time to get in on a good summer reading program

Toronto Trails Directory-we usually run wild through the woods of Morningside Park there is also a nice stream there with lots of rocks-we actually saw a huge turtle last week and the splash pad and playground is good for kids of all ages

Toronto Pool Directory-Derek the husband man suggests Heron Park-rumor has it they also have a tube slide

Toronto Spray and Splash Pad Directory- our most favourite one in the city is at Eastview Jr. Public School-we actually had Salome's first birthday party there! So quiet and almost secluded it was awesome.

Toronto Wading Pool Directory-we favour Thompson Park- they have a huge park and two wading pools good sun-bring a blanket a packed lunch and lots of drinking water-hands down one of our favourite spots in the city.

Harbourfront Centre-One of my favouritest places in the city-and the kids like to come too! Canoe Rides in the summer season, boat watching on the harbour and always something to captivate us! May I suggest the Island Soul Festival July 29th-August 1 we had a blast last year.

Sibbalds Point- Lake you can swim in, Sandy beach, Kawartha Ice Cream-nuff said! BRING SAND TOYS!

Ontario Place-wear running shoes because you are definitely going to walk-our suggestion is packed lunches for all of these destinations

Some other suggested spots that are available around the city-my kids have never been but I have only heard good things about!
Riverdale Farm
Skating-actually have taken my kids but never in the summer Myles and Aidan wanted nothing to do with it because they got helmets but no sticks or pucks

Cedar Park Resort- We have never been but I checked out the website and looks like its a good place for a nice laid back sunny day!

ROM (Royal Ontario Museum)- free admission Wednesday after 3:30 pm

AGO- Art Gallery of Ontario- free admission to collection galleries every Wednesday from 6-830