Thursday, July 04, 2013

Long weekendness

Yeah, yeah, it’s Thursday, but it feels like the weekend just ended as the weather has been beautiful all week (although it is a bit cooler today) and my birthday just made it feel like it should still be the long weekend!


These two happy little ladies were glad to see the long weekend arrive because it meant lots and lots of DADDY! Check out the smiles just for Daddy! We started our Saturday off slowly, sleeping in because we’d all been up late waiting for our hot house to cool down a bit. While Alex ran some errands, J and I took C to the library and C got out her first ever library books. Then it was time for some fun at Granville Island.

queen of the castle

We started out at the playground, but that was just the appetizer. What we really came for was the water park!

but mom its cold

J thought it was a bit chilly at first, but she quickly got over that and spent almost two hours playing in the cool water.


Looks like she had a great time. Once Alex joined us after finishing up his errands, J decided to brave the waterslide. She’s been down it once before at her third birthday but she rode down it with her friend I’s parents (one at a time obviously) because she wasn’t tall enough. Well, this summer she is!

not sure

She wasn’t too sure about it the first time and then she decided she loved it…we had to bribe her away from it with promises of gelato…she loves the little gelato guy!

giant ice cream

Sunday was more of the same – Alex took J to the waterpark for a bit (so I could have a nap…ahhh…) and then apparently they stopped for gelato…again! Then it was home for burgers (apparently J likes peas in her burger?) It truly felt like summer at our house – something that I rarely feel in Vancouver because I’m so accustomed to Kelowna summers. But there was the heat and the white noise from the fans and a small girl, dressing up her burger, still in her bathing suit and smelling faintly of sunscreen. The only difference is that in Kelowna we would have eaten outside…good thing we have plans to head up there at least once more before September so we can do just that!

burger and peas

After dinner attempted to calm Baby C down with one of her new library books – Baby Happy, Baby Sad – she spent most of her time commiserating with Baby Sad…not crying, just complaining!

baby sad

And then it was Canada Day. It was hot and I haven’t been able to find a small hat for C, so she got to wear a 6 month sized hat…it’s a bit big and floppy!

sun hat

J remembered Canada Day 2011, so we had to get her a Canada flag tattoo – only one this time!

more ice cream

Of course, since it was Canada Day and she was with me (Alex had to work…booo) we went for more gelato. Auntie Rebar joined us and J was so happy to see her. And then there was more water sliding. J actually went down once before we got gelato but she waited (very patiently) in line for over half an hour. She was happy to keep waiting, but I convinced her we would go for gelato and come back. Good plan! When we got back the line up was about 5 minutes long and it was shorter after every slide down because it was close to closing time and people were heading home.

zoom down

Check out the face!


We had a great weekend. We’re so lucky to live in a neighbourhood with all of these things within walking distance…and that the city provides us with such amazing parks and they’re free!

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