Sharing Some Childhood Summer Photos

Summer may be winding down, but I'm still soaking up all it has to offer! Even though I love fall, I still get a little sad after the end of every Labour Day long weekend in Canada. I really start to feel nostalgic, and it reminds me of being a kid again as I would relive all those fun summer memories while packing my backpack for the first day of school.

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While going through my photo albums recently, I came across a whole bunch of summer photos throughout the years and decided to share a few with you. Looking through these really makes me wish I was still a kid again!

This was a day spent at Ontario Place (back when it was still around). I was with my mom, my sister, and our then-next-door neighbour, Alana. The memories are fuzzy, but I still very much remember this typical summer's afternoon!

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Every year, we would rent a cottage up by Lake Simcoe with the cousins and made so many memories. We actually only stopped renting it up until a couple of years ago (when all the kddies "grew up" and got jobs that made it hard to book time off). Here you can see one of our many marshmallow cook-offs!

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With sun burnt faces and a day of too much fun, night time was our quiet time where we'd wind down on the pull-out couch with a storybook or short video.

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As I mentioned on our Halifax trip, seeing boats on the lake reminds me of the days when my uncle would take us all out for a spin or else was trying to throw us off the tube from water-tubing. Nothing says summer like a classic boat ride!

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A day at Marineland! For a few days in mid August, we'd stay up at Niagara Falls and on this particular day, we apparently decided to visit the summer theme park. I remember these deer being so aggressive, searching our pockets for hidden food!

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It was actually a rare thing to see both my mom and aunt in the water for a quick swim. But I remember this day being exceptionally hot outside, so they gave in and we had to capture this photographic evidence.

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Back at the rented cottage, and one year we decided to turn the comfy sun-room into a Cousin Cottage Club for the remainder of the week. There were club "meetings", pictures we drew and hung up on the walls, and grown-ups had to knock before entering. Childhood at its finest!

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No matter what time of day it was or how old we were, we always loved just relaxing and taking a moment to hang out in the boat.

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Do you have any special summer memories or certain traditions you did as a kid? Hope you enjoyed the photos! Happy Thursday! :)