Having MiddleBro, my SIL, my twin nieces, my nephew, and BabyBro on the Island is such a treat. It is so rare for us to all be in one place together. These family gatherings are always so very special to me.
Gadget Girl and I took Kenny for the afternoon. Where did we go? Seriously, people. Need you ask?!?! We went to The Chocolate Works, of course!!! Being Kenny’s Auntie C means it is in my job description to be “the spoiler”! I gave Kenny a basket and told him to pick chocolate for himself, Lola, Grampy, Uncle BabyBro, his Mommy and his Daddy. He had sooooooo much fun! $30 later and a basket full of chocolate, Kenny was a very happy two year old.
The only bad part about spending so much time with my adorable little nephew is that I know I’m going to miss having him around every day. That makes me really sad.
In the evening, Kenny saw “the big boat” (aka: The MS Chi-Cheemaun/the Big Canoe). The entire family (Lola, Grampy, all the babies, my brothers and I) went to Island Fish and Chips in South Baymouth for…Fish and chips, of course! They have the best fish and chips around!
I’m not a big fan of fish (unless it’s baked salmon or tuna in a sandwich), but the fish and chips at Island Fish and Chips are really good. Of course, everything is deep fried…which is why we only go there when we have guests from out of town. It’s not something you’d want to eat every day, but it’s sooooo good! The batter is perfectly done. I think what most people notice is that the fish and chips are served in newspaper (lined with a layer of another kind of paper so that you don’t get the ink from the newspaper on your food).
Here’s BabyBro with his two goddaughters, Little One and Olala.
The cutest two year old in the world!!! Yes, I’m biased! I love this kid!!!
The boys were curious about the deep fried Mars Bar on the menu. They were daring and tried it. Mom said it looked like a Mars “Pogo” (a corn dog for my American friends). It was basically a Mars Bar dipped in batter and deep fried. I wasn’t daring enough to try. I thought I’d give my arteries a break since we already had fish and chips!
We needed a little walk after our meal. Poor Kenny stopped dead in his tracks when he came face to face with this hideous looking guy driving the fish and chip van! It was actually funny to see the expression on his face. When he realized it wasn’t real, he wanted to go back and see the “monster”. The van is parked permanently and it directs tourists and people coming off the boat to Island Fish and Chips. As odd as the display may be, it surely has generated interest. I cannot tell you how many tourists I’ve seen posing and taking photos in front of this blue van with the scary dude in it!
After our meal, we went to Carter Bay and hung out at the beach with all the babies. It was Kenny’s first time at a beach and he had so much fun! He played in the water, built sand castles and a sand turtle. BabyBro was crazy and went swimming. There were other people in the water, but it was a bit too cool for me!
These are the moments I hope Kenny remembers when he’s older. I hope one day, he’ll look back and say that he went to Lola and Grampy’s house and went to the beach or that he hung out at Uncle J’s and Auntie C’s farm, picked raspberries, played with the dog, tried to push round bales, looked for barn kittens, rode on a tractor, and just had a fabulous time with family.
**This post was originally written on 7/28/09, but I’m only now catching up with posting! It’s been a very busy week!**