Monday, July 29, 2013

San Diego and etc...

The family had a wonderful trip to San Diego. They came back late on Thursday night. They would have gotten back sooner if it wasn't for the terrible delay at the border. As Tracey put it, "The border line up went so fast", said no-one ever! What's not to like about San Diego the wonderful weather, beautiful sights, and multitude of things to do. To be perfectly honest, Legoland was a bit of a disappointment, but all in all fun was had by all. Perhaps if the Legoland trip didn't end on such a sour note the family may have had better things to say about it. You see apparently, during the wait for the final ride Melody accidentally swallowed a lifesaver (whole) and it was logged in her throat for a good few minutes. It was a bit scary, but she managed to swallow it. The kids did really well on the flights, they sat in their seats, ate all their snacks and worked on all their activities very well. Maybe they are ready for the longer plane ride or even more extreme time zone adjustments. The family really does enjoy travelling, next on the list is the upcoming trip to Sechelt and overnighter to Harrison. Also after an almost 7 year hiatus, Roger and Tracey will be dusting off their camping gear to venture out into the wilderness on a camping trip to Birkenhead. Here are some pictures of San Diego and the past weekend filled with kite flying and waterparks galore: DSC_9365 - 2013-07-21 at 17-07-31 DSC_9354 - 2013-07-21 at 12-04-55 DSC_9357 - 2013-07-21 at 13-43-02 DSC_9420 - 2013-07-22 at 09-40-54 DSC_9461 - 2013-07-22 at 13-50-10 DSC_9551 - 2013-07-23 at 09-34-33 DSC_9563 - 2013-07-23 at 10-12-58 DSC_9584 - 2013-07-23 at 10-48-33 DSC_9627 - 2013-07-23 at 13-46-23 DSC_9721 - 2013-07-24 at 11-45-51 DSC_9750 - 2013-07-24 at 12-06-54 DSC_9758 - 2013-07-24 at 12-08-36 DSC_9762 - 2013-07-24 at 12-20-11 DSC_9774 - 2013-07-24 at 12-25-20 DSC_9834 - 2013-07-25 at 14-49-38 DSC_9904 - 2013-07-27 at 17-43-21 DSC_9868 - 2013-07-27 at 15-45-10 DSC_9861 - 2013-07-27 at 15-38-48 DSC_9979 - 2013-07-28 at 16-50-10 DSC_9971 - 2013-07-28 at 16-31-16 DSC_9936 - 2013-07-28 at 15-12-44

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer 2013

Melody has had some real great strides with potty training as of late. She's been pretty reliable throughout the day with a lot of success. We just hope that it continues, she's been quite a stubborn monkey in general, but again we have to really focus on the successes. Last night she even woke up in the middle of the night to go pee. The summer time activities continue. We're looking forward to spending a little time away next week. We're heading down south to San Diego. Unfortunately, I won't be joining the family. They have a bunch of activities planned, I'm sure that the weather will be great. The kids are really looking forward to it. Here are some pictures from the weekend: DSC_8813 - 2013-07-13 at 14-30-02 DSC_8851 - 2013-07-13 at 18-30-58 DSC_8924 - 2013-07-14 at 12-54-05 DSC_8930 - 2013-07-14 at 13-10-42 DSC_8933 - 2013-07-14 at 13-11-03 DSC_8937 - 2013-07-14 at 13-16-03 P.S. Congratulations to uncle Lane and auntie Jen with their wonderful arrival. We can't wait to meet Gavin one day soon.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Summer has finally arrived in Vancouver.

Yay, summer has finally arrived. Wet and dreary June has come and gone, July has started with quite a bang, sunshine and temperatures hovering around the high 20's. The kids absolutely love summer. They've been outside everyday, playing at the water park, swimming at the pool and really soaking up the sun. It's only the first week of summer vacation and they've already been to the beach, various water parks and the local outdoor pool already. They're also planning a trip to the waterslides this weekend. Here are some pictures of the Granville Island Water Park. DSC_8289 - 2013-06-30 at 11-43-34 DSC_8345 - 2013-06-30 at 12-21-06 DSC_8365 - 2013-06-30 at 12-53-26 DSC_8303 - 2013-06-30 at 11-48-54 DSC_8404 - 2013-06-30 at 14-31-46 With the onset of summer, it's also allowed Roger to resume his "Vancouver After Dark" project. He's been going around town taking long exposure night shots of famous spots. Here are a few of his recent ones: Vancouver after dark 2013 - 1 Vancouver After Dark Vancouver After Dark (1) Vancouver after dark 2013 - 2