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Take Advantage of the Long Weekend


Sunday Afternoon at the Williams

We really did want to go over earlier, but the combination of us being sick, the Williams being sick, a trip to Hong Kong, moving and the them coming out and visiting us, it has been a long while since we went to White Rock for a visit.  We finally got a chance to remedy the situation.

Having a back yard of your own can be pretty fantastic.  In a public park you need to be aware of the people around you - is your daughter going to run in front of a bike or push over a smaller child.  In your own backyard (or a borrowed family back yard) you have fewer of these concerns.  Of course playing with someone elses toys is great too!

Marcus In Sprinkler Nara With Green Hat ADriver Is Born

It's been quite a while since we have visited James.  He has grown up a lot since I last saw him!

James Toothless Smile James Looking Up James Looking At Me

(Great)Grandparents Visit


Wood Splitting Tools
Visiting people and staying overnight is quite a big ask - with a child, we have quite a bit of stuff (we are getting better) and we need to follow a schedual or the kid misses naps and everybody pays for it.  My grandparents are getting on in years (roughly 90) so we were a bit worried about staying over.

Back Vegetable Garden Collection Of Watering Cans In Front Of Garden

Short answer - we shouldn't have been so worried.  People adapt to having kids around and the joy of seeing a great grand child smooths over the minor inconviences. 
 
  Letters Slot  Vine Wrapped Around Grass

My aunt Jenny was kind enough to organize a picnic so all of the family came to use for a visit.  Nara did well with so many "kind of new" people.

Nara And Dad On ABench Nara And Great Grandparents On BenchOutdoor Dinner

Nara And Grandma In The Garden Kayla And Justin And Dog (Smudge)
Of course it's good to see everyone else as well.  Seeing your extended family once a year at Christmas gets a little sad so it's worth the effort to get out.


 
Nara And Helen At Comox Breakwater
There is lots to do in the Courtenay/Comox area.  We decided to go for a walk on the breakwater because I remember a near by playground (Marina Park) was quite good.  The boardwalk was good for a run around. 



Nara With Helen Walking On Beach
We also visited Kai Beach.  We live fairly close to kits beach but we don't go very often.  Kai beach was a little cool (we have had a cool summer) but still lots of fun to walk around a dig up shells.

Nara And Helen At Kai Bay

For younger children, having a set of keys will often attract their attention and help make a good photo.  Nara now seems mostly past that.  The new trick is the "I'm going to get you!" game.  A parent can do that off camera and Nara will focus on the parent and what is going on around her.  It worked out well. 

Nara Playing With Shell Nara Sitting In The Sand Nara Smiling On Beach



James Looking Up
Person: James
Collection Of Watering Cans In Front Of Garden
Nara And Great Grandparents On Bench
Person: Edna, Nara, Philip
Nara Sitting In The Sand
Person: Nara
Tags: Kye Beach
James Toothless Smile
Person: James
Nara And Grandma In The Garden
James Looking At Me
Person: James
Marcus In Sprinkler
Person: Marcus
Nara And Helen At Kai Bay
Person: Nara, Helen
Tags: Kye Beach
Back Vegetable Garden
Kayla And Justin And Dog (Smudge)
Person: Justin, Kayla
Wood Splitting Tools
Outdoor Dinner
Nara And Dad On ABench
Person: Nara, John
Nara And Helen At Comox Breakwater
Person: Nara, Helen
Nara Smiling On Beach
Person: Nara
Tags: Kye Beach
Nara With Green Hat
Person: Nara
ADriver Is Born
Person: Nara
Nara Playing With Shell
Person: Nara
Tags: Kye Beach
Letters Slot
Nara With Helen Walking On Beach
Person: Nara, Helen
Tags: Kye Beach
Vine Wrapped Around Grass
Tags: Kye Beach(5)
People: Nara(10), Helen(3), James(3), John(1), Justin(1), Kayla(1)
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