Robertson Ship Chandlery

My favorite part of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic was William Robertson & Son Store!  It has been on the Halifax Waterfront since the 1840s.  Robertson Ship Chandlery has been restored to the way it looked at the turn of the last century. I think it looks so amazing


It sucks but I don’t think I am going to be able to get to the homeschool convention this year.  It won’t be a total loss, I will be going to a Greek Festival that weekend and I will be going to a birthday party that weekend, but commitments and funds have made it seem like the convention is out for this year.  I was looking forward to it because it was a chance to get to know some other homeschoolers here.  But the good thing is that I am going to be meeting up with some moms who have been homeschooling kids with special needs so that will be good.

On the Waterfront

We had a great day yesterday at the waterfront.  We listened to buskers.  It was fun and the crowds really got into it.

Rose thought the buskers were too loud. LOL

There were lots of boats in the harbour.

We sat and watched the boats and the jelly fish in the water.

Doesn’t this look a little like that the cover of Beatles album, Abbey road?

We saw the Harbour Hopper on land, giving a tour.  I have always wanted to go for a ride on there.

We also saw the Harbour Hopper on the water too.

Wandering Aengus insisted that his girls deserved Cotton Candy.

Rose wanted no part of the Cotton Candy.  As far as she was concerned, it wasn’t food at all.  Lotus had some but then ripped the candy off and played with the stick. LOL

Lilly had no problems with the Cotton Candy and ate it ALL up!

This man was fun singing a song about the boardwalk.

I have seen this guy at the farmer’s market and wanted to get a pic of him.   Since Wandering Aengus wore a kilt to our wedding, I have a soft spot for a man in a kilt.

The wooden statues outside the stores reminded me of that old song by Charlie Pride, “Kaw liga”

Lilly was pretend to slay the bear with her balloon sword.

I love the decor of the shops down at the waterfront, lots of wood and stone and barrels.

We watched the busker make balloon animals and got all the kids (except Reed at 2 months old, it seems unnecessary. LOL)

Wandering Aengus got me a balloon flower.

I loved the railway tracks.  Since they are still active, Wandering Aengus vetoed any pics with people on the tracks.*pout*

The girls loved the ferry ride.  It is fun that for the price of a bus fare, we get a chance to go for a ride on the water.

We had snacks while watching the buskers.

Sunny Days

I had a great day with friends and their kids. It was fun a fun way to spend the long weekend and it was great to see all the kids running around having fun. All together there was 13 kids and 5 moms. One mom even had kids the same ages as my 3 youngest ones.


And my very favorite pic of the day . . . . all my little sprouts in one pic!

Woohoo, now she’s famous??

Wandering Aengus went to a website for the medieval event that he and his friend took Lilly to and lo and behold, there she was!  On their website!!  Their photographer happened to catch her in all her adorable glory in some of the pics.  That is really cool.  Here are a couple of the pics.