I’m getting totally spoiled today. I pretended to sleep late and Kirby helped the kids make me coffee and breakfast in bed. We all snuggled down and spent some time reading books in be and later we get to enjoy some fabulous homemade carrot cupcakes with toasted coconut topping. Yum!
We took to the trails again today with a group of homeschoolers at Mooney’s Pond.
Measuring 1.9km in length, this is a perfect trail if you’re looking for a quick little jaunt or if you have wee ones who aren’t up to walking some of the longer trails. The scenery is absolutely stunning … especially at this time of year with all the brightly colored leaves and mushrooms popping up all over.
Judah, Willow, and I had such a merry time that we decided to stop at MacPhail Woods to continue the fun. We had the pleasure of making acquaintance with a Woodland Jumping Mouse there. This was my first time ever encountering this little creature and they are quite hilarious to watch. They bound through the trees little tiny kangaroos and are very difficult to get a good picture of but I did manage to snag one ;-) You can click through the pictures above to see the full size versions.
Tonight was such a fun evening! We went to our local library for some family fun and we had the pleasure of PEI Poet Laureate, Hugh MacDonald, reading his new book to us.
“I is for Island: A Prince Edward Island Alphabet” is a wonderful book for both children and adults alike. The book is brimming with information on the culture, history and the beautiful scenes that make PEI special to the people who live here and to the people who visit. The book explores factual information and history for the older readers and sets it to fun poetry for the younger readers (or the older ones too!). Readers can learn about the original people of PEI, the Mi’kmaq, and our first settlers, the Acadians, the birthplace of confederation, and the natural features such as our red soil, our shellfish, and of course potatoes.
Along with being a delight to read, the book is beautifully illustrated. Brenda Jones’ images are captivating and truly show the essence of Prince Edward Island and Island life.
Willow, the lucky duck that she is, won a copy of the book to take home. She was very excited to receive it.
If I’ve piqued your interest, you can pick up a copy through Sleeping Bear Press. It is available in hardcover, PDF, epub, and hosted ebook formats but I would highly recommend the hardcover as it is definitely a book that you want to hold in your hands and leaf through.
Do you have any really great local authors that write about your area? I’d love for you to share!
I’ve been working on a berry farm for the past three weeks and today I finally remembered to bring my camera so I could take a few shots to share. Some of the fields that we are working in are really beautiful and remind me of just how lucky I am to live here in Prince Edward Island. Not only is the scenery beautiful, but I’m meeting lots of really amazing people and enjoy getting to hear all about their travels and adventures. It has been a very interesting month!