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Grandma comes to Visit

Grandma Showing Nara How To Use Computer

 
We have a new Baby so it's pretty important that we keep lots of attention on Nara (our first) so that she doesn't feel left out.  That often means lots of getting out and doing things time.

Nara Getting Hair DoneNara Making Sand AngelNara Sitting Playing With RocksNara Sliding Around Corner

Millards Come to Visit

Justin Watching Fire Performance
You get a new Baby, it seems everyone wants to come visit!  The Millards happened to be in town just after Claira was born so they stopped by on their way back to the Island.  We had some time so we went down to Granville Island for some lunch.  Just had just purchased a new bike so he had to try it out on the way down.  It was one of the few times that I've seen Justin keen to have his photo taken.


Justin On His New BikeJustin Kicking APoleJustin Riding Down AlleyMillard Family
 



 

 Granville Island Water Park

We live next close to Granville Island and on a warm summer day the water park is a great destination.  The Williams came over to see the baby and we again went down to Granville Island to grab some fun and a bit of snack. 
Nara Standing Toward SprinklerNara Soaked To The BoneNara Smiling At GrandmaNara Running In Spray

Marcus Running In The SplashMarcus Running With Wet ShirtMarcus Surprised By SplashJames In Blue Shorts
  
 
James With His SootherMarcus And Nara Hug
It's fun walking around with the little guys - they Nara and Marcus seem to get along fairly well. 

Birds on the Deck

House Finch Off Deck

I got three weeks of Parental Leave when Claira was born.  It's been beautiful weather so I spent some time out on the deck holding the kid.  Every once in a while you see a bird - the small birds I don't normally photograph because they are tool small and too far away.
Red Breasted Nuthatch

Xander and Family Come to Visit

Xander Comes To Visit
We put the call out for friends to come over and Visit and Eric, Gabi and Xander were the first to reply.  The Jone's just bought a new shiny car in the morning so we can claim to be the first to see their new car.  Xander is a real cutie and seemed to enjoy playing with some of Nara's toys.  At one point he was seating by himself while his parents looked at Claira.  He turned around to find his parents, found them missing and then turned back to continue playing.  He's a good kid.
  Xander Eating Lego

Summer Lantern Festival

  
Stars Hanging From TreesNara On Dads Shoulders With Stars
I have a little wiki page of highlights of things I would like to do this summer.  The Lantern Festival was the first such highlight I wanted to see.  I went to the Lantern Festival back in 2009 and the weather was unforgettable - we had rain just before sunset, but the clouds cleared near sunset and we got the most amazing sky colours.  Not so much luck this year, but just getting out of the house was a happy enough event.

Lanterns Over Crowd

Nara Walking Up Beach  Stiltwalkers Performing
We had Nara with us so we had to arrive earlier and leave earlier than we normally would.  That has some positive side effects - we actually got decent parking because the place wasn't yet crazy full.  There was enough day light that we could take daytime photos of people.


We didn't stay late enough for the lanterns to really shine, but we certainly got a taste of what was going on.  Nara started saying "Lantern" a lot and tried her best to behave.  She was in bed by 10:30 and slept in late on Sunday.

Bee Hive LanternBall Lanterns On A StickFuschia Lantern On Black Berry VineLanterns Hung In Black Berry Vines 

Whytecliff Park

  Nara Eating Lunch On A Bench
In my youth, I went Scuba Diving at Whytecliff Park.  It's been many years since I've been there and the park combines a few attributes that makes it good for parenting - there is something for the parents to do that isn't mind numbingly boring, there is a playground and there is plenty of parking. 


 
Pink Boots In The Water
First we went down to the beach to see what we could see.  This spot is still popular with the scuba divers so there was lots going on.  I considered walking over to the island but not knowing the tides and having a small child, it seemed like a bad idea.  We walked up to the trails and visited the lookout to watch Howe Sound go by - a great place for a snack. 

Nara With Whyte IslandSeagull Swallowing Ochre Star
 
After snack we hit the playground (some good swings) and then drove home.   A good way to use a weekend morning.


Nara Walking Up Beach
Person: Nara
Nara Smiling At Grandma
Person: Nara
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Justin Kicking APole
Person: Justin
Marcus Running With Wet Shirt
Person: Marcus
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Marcus Surprised By Splash
Person: Marcus
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Nara Running In Spray
Person: Nara
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Nara Standing Toward Sprinkler
Person: Nara
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Marcus And Nara Hug
Person: Nara, Marcus
Tags: Granville Island
Nara With Whyte Island
Person: Nara
Marcus Running In The Splash
Person: Marcus
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Millard Family
Person: Justin, Kayla
Justin Watching Fire Performance
Person: Justin
Tags: Granville Island
Xander Comes To Visit
Person: Xander
Bee Hive Lantern
Justin On His New Bike
Person: Justin
Grandma Showing Nara How To Use Computer
Nara Getting Hair Done
Person: Nara
Nara Sliding Around Corner
Person: Nara
Stars Hanging From Trees
Tags: lantern
Seagull Swallowing Ochre Star
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Species: Sitta canadensis (Red-breasted Nuthatch)
Tags: bird
Nara Eating Lunch On A Bench
Person: Nara
Tags: bench, lunch
James In Blue Shorts
Person: James
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Nara On Dads Shoulders With Stars
Person: John, Nara
James With His Soother
Person: James
Ball Lanterns On A Stick
Tags: lantern
Stiltwalkers Performing
Tags: performance, stilt
Nara Making Sand Angel
Person: Nara
Fuschia Lantern On Black Berry Vine
Tags: lantern
Lanterns Over Crowd
Lanterns Hung In Black Berry Vines
Tags: lantern
Pink Boots In The Water
Person: Nara
House Finch Off Deck
Species: Carpodacus mexicanus (House Finch)
Tags: bird
Xander Eating Lego
Person: Xander
Nara Soaked To The Bone
Person: Nara
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Justin Riding Down Alley
Person: Justin
Tags: Granville Island
Nara Sitting Playing With Rocks
Person: Nara
Tags: Granville Island(11), water park(8), lantern(4), bird(2), performance(1), stilt(1)
People: Nara(14), Justin(5), Marcus(4), James(2), Xander(2), John(1)
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