People coming to visit
Grandma comes to Visit
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
Millards Come to Visit
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.
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.
It's fun walking around with the little
guys - they Nara and Marcus seem to get along fairly well.
Birds on the 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.
Xander and Family Come 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.
Summer Lantern Festival
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.
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.
In my youth, I went Scuba Diving at
. 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
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.
After snack we hit the playground (some good swings) and then drove
home. A good way to use a weekend morning.
Tags: Granville Island(11), water park(8), lantern(4), bird(2), performance(1)
People: Nara(14), Justin(5), Marcus(4), James(2), Xander(2), John(1)
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