Friday, August 22, 2014

Local Adventure in Living Instagram


Nicole and the boys ventured out from Vancity to meet us for Waffles + Westham Island


4 Waffles


and my first London Fog in 4 months!!!!


the kids were running around and noticed a bird stuck in my front grill.

this made me feel so sad because i saw this bird cross me when driving on the highway but i didn't see it ricochet and i didn't hear any sound.  i figured it must have flown faster than my eyes could see or it ricocheted out of my view.  the last thing i expected was that it would be stuck!  i hope it died upon impact and it was suffering for two days.

i planned to take it to the Bird Sanctuary on our way to Westham Island.


the flowers were in full bloom.  i picked up a bunch for the house.


monkeys


Momo enjoying the flowers


i'd love to buy seeds and attempt to plant these beauties at our new home

Sharon from the farm helped to release the tiny bird from our car and put him in a bag for us to take to the bird sanctuary.  THIS MAKES ME SO SAD!!!!!!


after 5 years of living out here, it was our first time to the Bird Sanctuary.
Chloe asked if we could come back once they had taxidermied our little friend.


the weekend ahead:

Today
Make Cake Topper for Baby Shower tomorrow
Farewell picnic in East Van with NeeNee + Matt before they leave for Amsterdam

Saturday
Dim Sum with my Dad's Family
Wedding here in Tsawwassen for Kevin's cousin

Sunday
Family Picnic at Diefenbaker with Kevin's Dad's Family
Food Photoshoot in Vancouver with Caela

Monday
"Monthly" pre-natal appointment (3 weeks late again…)
Our 7 year Anniversary



Have a fab weekend everyone!
Enjoy the last days of summer!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Morning Skate

i love Em.  i thank my lucky stars weekly for that day at Lion's park when i ask for her husband's number.  i would have never thought i would fall in love with this sweet lady and gain such a great friend.  she's always sending thoughtful Pins my way via her intense relationship with Pinterest.  at least she has the baked goods to prove she's actually putting the damn site to good use unlike many of us!  she's a fab baker and cook and a food lover like myself.  she's taught me how to pack for afternoon playdates in the park and is so easy to hang out with.   she loves introducing her friends to one another (almost secretly setting up new friendships…) so you will often find her calling people to get together and join her in whatever she has happening.

she put Dev in a Skateboarding Class and invited us to join.  Dev is already amazing thanks to his pro-skating Dad, but i decided to join for one day anyway since it was so close by and the kids do enjoy playing on their skateboard at the park.


two teenage boys lead the class for 2.5 hours.  they were absolutely the nicest, most genuine and and most considerate teenage boys i have met since kevin… ha!  they were so great with the kids and so polite to the parents.


buttriding


















the kids had a good time but 2.5 hours was definitely a bit of a stretch for them and they broke away to have some free time to run around and play their own games.








the summer is just about over
my wish came true and now i am panicking as it quickly comes to an end






Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Starry Nights at Deas Island


i was invited last minute to join Em and the fam jam at the Annual Starry Nights event at Deas Island.  it was the first time i've heard of this and thought it would be fun for the kids so we headed out.  




the kids were intrigued by the gigantic inflated fish they saw as we looked for parking





paths were decorated throughout the park with electric tea lights covered with colourful plastic cups.  they looked great once the sun went down, but oh god how many of them were kicked over by both kids and adults



the kids made a lantern that came with a glowstick for when night arrived



we found our friends and followed a path to the bat house




it was difficult to see but apparently this house has a colony of bats inside.



  




it was difficult to see from in front of the house.  we moved to the side of the house and the kids laid out together to get a better view as the bats fluttered above the darkening sky.








my blog has been feeling so strange to me lately.  i'm so tired, too tired to really keep up, but i know in a year i'll be looking back to see how i managed to get through this pregnancy, and i want to have things to look back on.  i do my best to take photos when i have some energy and sometimes even when i don't.  my body is less able to carry all my gear as i am having trouble navigating around the house without anything at all these days.  i'm less inspired as the only thing i want to do is lie down.  i'm trying.  already when i look back, i feel sick reviewing the blogs posts i did back when i was in my first trimester and feeling phenomenally horrible.  

so tired.