Weekends can be a tough balance of trying to take in as many local events and gatherings with friends as possible and fitting in E's naps. When E was younger, she would regularly fall asleep in a carrier or in someone's arms while we were out. But, now that she is becoming more aware of her surroundings (and dogs going for walks with their owners), naps on the go are pretty rare.
It was looking like we might have to miss out on Westfest this year, but we managed to squeeze in a walk up and down the festival area. Westfest is a free festival in Westboro that has grown every year and just had its 10th anniversary. During the day, most of the focus seemed to be on activities for kids and local stores advertising/selling their products. At night, the focus shifts toward musical performances.
Here are just a few shots we took while walking up and down the 14 block strip:
These guys were out advertising the Star Wars Identities exhibit at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, which will be in town until September 2nd.
I am always attracted to fruit-filled juices. I need to find a see-through carafe and an occasion to make something like this.
I'm guessing this seat was a product of the recent Knit in Public day. Hopefully the city isn't too eager to remove it.
I definitely want to check out the Ottawa Turkish Festival on July 20-21.
After opening in the Byward Market a few years ago, The Cupcake Lounge has just opened its second location in Westboro. I guess they're doing something right!
After Wesfest, we attended a friend's shower. Here is E modelling the baby leg warmers I made for a friend's baby.
Baby leg warmers might be up there as one of my favourite things to knit for a baby. It's a relatively fast knitting project, but is one of the longest-lasting wearable knits you can make for a baby. They'll fit most babies from 3 months to 2 years.