today we decided to take a break from everything and we headed down to the beach. yes, the BEACH. in OCTOBER. it was gorgeously hot outside and we couldn't let it go to waste. the mini had tons of fun throwing smooth beach pebbles into cold Lake Ontario and wandering on the sand-dusted boardwalk. definitely refreshing and mentally invigorating. makes me miss living so close to the water - we should have taken advantage of it more.