Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lovin' da Summa

Anyone else feeling contented about the quality of summer days we've been having? I have to say that I think my boys are particularly blessed to live in such an amazing city with so many gorgeous places to visit. This morning it was Ambleside Beach, where we met up with Kim and Adam (again) to play at the scenic park and wading pool.

I have also managed to take a couple pictures of Max that I think are actually pretty sweet - he is finally starting to get cute (well, it's tough being Callum's brother, you know), especially when he is bouncing around in his Jolly Jumper!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sisters Retreat

My 3 sisters and I took a long-overdue weekend away together. Kim, Krista, Kami and I went to Canmore for 3 days to talk, explore, talk some more, eat, talk some more, and hike. Krista took us up Mt.Kananaskis and it was an adventure that included bush-wacking, hiking through a creek, scrambling up shale slopes, bouldering up cliffs and enjoying many gorgeous views of the mountains. There were only a couple times that we actually feared for our lives as we navigated around the summit, but we had a great time and are now suffering sore thighs, knees and ankles (well, Kim, Kami and I are anyway).

Meanwhile, Jeff got to spend quality time with his 2 sons. He didn't just stay home and plug them in front of the TV - he took them to the Sunshine Coast with Sven and Adam (to check up on the house construction), and went to the beach and park and they had a lot of fun together.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Saturday Adventures

So, we have been trying to make the best of our Saturday's: Several weeks ago we explored Lighthouse Park in West Van. Two weeks ago it was an adventure in Deep Cove for some Honey's Donuts (if you've never tried these donuts, if you can call them merely donuts, it is highly worth the trip out there!). Last Saturday it was a trip to Toys R Us (to buy Callum a Transformer, a baseball bat and a potty seat), then a BBQ on the beach with friends.

Just this past Saturday, we headed over to Lynn Valley Park (see pictures above). It has changed a lot since I was a kid, but the park and suspension bridge are still free-of-charge (and I have yet to actually pay the money to visit Capilano's bridge), and still beautiful. Max really enjoys the fresh air and is generally happy to just lie on the ground chewing on his hands while Callum wanted to go swimming in the water (until his toes went numb).

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Canada Day was our church picnic on Locarno Beach. I had bought Callum and Max these patriotic T-shirts to wear, but it was too windy to have only shirt sleeves on, so no one really got to appreciate them except me. But, it was probably better that Callum had another shirt on, since the SpiderMan popscicle he chose from the Ice Cream Truck melted all over in pink and blue swirls, staining his mouth, hands and shirt.