Monday, April 30, 2012

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2012

Sometimes it's difficult to think of what to do on the weekend. Yesterday, Roger and Tracey had the great idea of going to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon. Roger recently saw John Greengo's photos on FB and was really impressed by the colours. So they packed up the car and decided to head south for the day. They weren't disappointed, it's pretty amazing. Yesterday was actually the last day of the festival and lucky for them there were still several tulip fields open. It was a pretty mucky trek through the muddy fields, but worthwhile. The kids were great, they didn't fuss at all considering they were delayed at the border for almost an hour. They're pretty good travellers those two. On the way home, they stopped at Bellis Fair and did a bit of shopping and had a snack. Here are some photos from the festival.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are on and Vancouver is in it again. I guess I'll use the term "in it" loosely right now, considering they're now down 3-0 against the Los Angeles Kings. Obviously, there's still a chance, but it's not looking good for the home team. Tracey and Roger have both been stressed watching the games. It's hard to imagine that the President's Cup winners, the top team in the NHL is having so much trouble beating the 8th place team in the West. We're all holding our breath for the next game to see if we can keep hope alive. I'll be such a disappointment if we get ousted in the first round, especially after last year and this year's performance.

In family news, things are going well. The arrangement we have with Melody's aunt watch her during the week has been going so smoothly we'll be sad to see her leave in the summer. Melody has sure taken to her "고모". So many milestones happening this year, nephew Vincent graduating from University and also Carol graduating from High School!

Here are some pictures Roger took of the kids visiting with Grandpa Harry at the store. It's a free for all for treats when they're there.
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Monday, April 09, 2012

To kick off the start of spring, the Easter bunny came by and dropped off two new, two wheel bikes for the kids. Malcolm really seemed to like his new mode of transportation. He still needs to get the hang of pedaling, but for the most part thanks to daycare (that's where he learned to ride) he's well on his way. The egg hunt went well and thankfully to the sunny warm weather the family was able to enjoy some time outside. Let's just hope that it's just a small taste for things to come. Here are some pictures from the weekend. Happy Easter everyone!
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Easter (2)
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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Spring has sprung in Vancouver

It's been a long winter and to be honest, I think we're not the only ones starving for some sunshine. We've had a lot of rain and chilly temperatures the past few weeks. It's great for the ski hills, but not much else these days. We were glad to get a sunny day today and ventured out to the Museum of Vancouver followed by lunch by Kits Beach. Here are some pictures of the beautiful Sakura blossoms blooming. There's no place more beautiful in the world than Vancouver in the sunshine.
Spring has sprung
Spring has sprung
Spring has sprung
Spring Family
In other news, now that soccer is over Malcolm started his spring activity, tumbling and gymnastics at the Arenex. He seems to like it much better than soccer. He gets to run around and jump on the trampoline every Saturday for an hour or so. The great thing is that there are only two other boys in his class which almost makes it like a private lesson. Here are some from his class this past Saturday.
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