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Toronto Shop Love / Kendall & Co.

Oscar was home sick this week but I needed to get out of the house and break up the routine, so my boys and I headed out to a shop I had been following on Instagram for a short time - Kendall & Co. I had seen their epic window display of ornaments on IG and I needed to see them myself.  The boys were initially reluctant to go, but once they stepped inside, they were just as enamoured as I was. I have never seen such a brilliant display of awesome, unconventional ornaments. If you're in Toronto, you must visit this gem of a store in Cabbagetown. I bought a few gorgeous ornaments and have decided it must be a tradition to go back every December to pick out a new one.  xo Lindsay

Kendall & Co. / 514 Parliament Street, Toronto  / Instagram

In Family Life/ Toronto/ Travel

Visit to the Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

I took Oscar out of school yesterday and we went on an adventure down to the Royal Ontario Museum to explore. I think the weather has gotten us into a funk,  he’s been staying for lunches at school so that I can get work done – needless to say I think it has been a lot of indoor time at school, so my Mommy Instincts were to get out of the house for a day and just learn on our own. Oscar took his camera along to document the excursion, and to snap photos of things he liked at the Museum, so that we could print off the photos at home and then try to draw them on our own. Continue Reading →

In Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum

I went to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) on Friday with my Mom and Oscar as it was a PD day for the little dude. I forgot how much I loved the ROM. It’s pretty much the best place ever. They do the best exhibits, the place is open and not at all claustephobic (I get overwhelmed with big crowds etc) but even on such a busy day as most kids in the city had the day off, once you got past the major line to get in – it wasn’t crowded at all. I got so excited being there that I bought a family membership because I have plans on going back solo to wander exhibits and just find inspiration within their walls.

Oscar really wanted to see the dinosaurs. We just chose the dino exhibit and the Egypt (my Mom wanted to see the Mummies!)* and then we went home. We snapped a ton of pictures…
*Side note, the Mummy was a wee bit scarier than I remembered and I was like “Don’t draw attention to it, don’t draw attention to it” for fear that if I did, Oscar would get spooked. Then he walked up to it, said ‘ “Hey! There’s someone in there!” and then walked away. Well, that went better than I thought. But I’m still haunted by the Mummy.

And then came home to draw some of the things that we saw.

Ps., This may be so weird but Oscar and I continue to laugh at this monkey… who looks like he’s smiling for the camera. “SAY CHEEEEEEESE!”