The boys and I spent a great afternoon canoeing at a local conservation area - what a fabulous way to spend the day! There are definitely parts of me that miss my boys as little babies - I won't go into all of the details, because, well, it is just not a happy place to dwell. But I also love it as they grow. Our time together takes on a whole new flavor as we do things together on equal footing. William can hold his own with a paddle, and Charlie is not far behind. Together we were able to explore parts of the lake that would have been too tricky with only one paddler. My goal was to spend more time in a kayak this summer (rather than only the week that we are away at family camp) but Charlie is not quite confident enough to kayak on his own, so canoeing is a great compromise. There are a tonne of great places around to take out a boat, and we are working our way up to a 4 hour trek down the Grand River.