8 hours ago
Aug. 19, 2012
We spent several hours at the Fringe today - such a great festival!
We had soooo much fun - saw some amazing acts, laughed a LOT! Sam and Abby even performed in two shows - and one of the acts gave them $5. each for taking part!!! :)
The kids loved it, and we only left because we had to head back to town to pick Laurence up from work. We headed home where I barbecued again for supper - then I soaked in the tub before reading with Sam and then catching up online :)
After the mall, we headed over to a very busy and Summery Whyte Ave. The Fringe Festival is on at the moment and had attracted a huge crowd because of the great weather! We were lucky and found a perfect parking spot though :)
First stop was Fuss Cupcakes. Their coffee is the best ever - soooo yummy! We each chose our cakes - I had the cupcake of the month, which was a 'Strawberry Lemonade' Lemon cake with strawberry frosting and lemony sprinkles :) It was divine as always!!
Abigail chose a 'Scarlet O'Hara' which is a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting:
Sam had a chocolate bliss and demanded a picture with it. Susannah had her usual chocolate one. I think there is something really special about going to a cupcake shop to eat cupcakes - it just always feels like a real treat/ occasion :)
Another amazing Summer day here in Edmonton. 32c but with a lovely breeze to take the edge off of the heat :) Susannah had her last shift at the library today! She was given a GC for the movie theatre as well as an amazing reference from them :) So proud!
While Susie was at work, I took Abigail and Samuel to the playground and park. Sam took his scooter and had fun riding around on it :) They both found friends to play with too :)
I sat by the lake again on my usual bench - enjoying the dappled shade from the trees, and sights and sounds of the water :)
It really was a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon :)
After Susannah finished work, we ran to the mall to buy a back pack for school for Susannah. She found one in the first store we went to, so that was nice and easy :)
We ran in to our friends J, S and K...so nice to see them! J and S are off to Florida this week for the Star Wars convention....so excited for them!!! can't wait to hear and see pictures of their Mother-Daughter trip :)