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Lots of time outside


Happy Canada Day!

Surveying The WaterparkClaira Reaching Out For Sprinkles
Granville Island really is a great place to take kids on Canada day.  The water park is nice in the warm weather, but so is the sand box, playground and climbing tree.  A bunch of my friends (with kids) were also free on Canada day so we met up at Granville Island to let the kids run wild.


The water park really is the star attraction but it can be cold on the little guys.  This is Claira's first time to the water park so she is a little tentative, but seemed to enjoy it.

Claira Not Sure About ThisClaira With AWall Of SprayNara Jumping In The RiverXander Arms Out For Water
 
Loren Dressed Up For WaterNoelle Smiling On Tree Branch
David's daughter Noelle discovered that a nearby tree is really good for climbing so the kids spent some time trying to get higher and higher into the tree. 
Loren Trying To Get Into The Tree
 
Noelle and Nara discovered that there were lots of good "fishing" sticks so they spent some time play fishing together.

David Lifting Noelle Into TreeNoelle Sitting Up StraightNoelle And Nara FishingWho Is That Under There

Eric And Xander Biking Home
Eventually the younger kids needed to go home for naps so we had to say goodbye.  Thanks for meeting up!

Claira Walking In Grass
 

Haley's Birthday

This year Haley decide to have her birthday at one of her Grandparents house.  We (Helen and I) haven't been to Howard to Carolyn's house since Jin and Jesse got married (10 years ago) so it was nice to be back.  The party was full of little girls with dresses blowing bubbles - lots of fun for everyone.
Abby Blowing BubblesAbby Looking At CameraClaira In AParty Dress
Nara Blowing BubblesNara Picking Flowers With Howard

Half out of co-incidence, we met up with Haley and Abby down at Granville island the next day.  Haley showed off how good she is at climbing trees - those gymnastics classes are really paying off.  Abby is becoming a photographer - she ran around taking photos of people including Claira.

Abby Looking At JesseAbby Taking Photos Of Claira
 

Haley Is Beyond Jins ReachHaley Continues To Climb
 
 

Trout Lake

We took a stab at seeing the Lantern Festival at Trout lake.  Turns out the kids really did need to get  home before the lanterns really shone, but we still have a good time at the beach and the playground.

Nara In The SwingClaira In The SwingClaira Playing In The Sand


Creatures of the Not So Deep

Group Out On Beach
A few weeks earlier we visited Burnaby Lake and saw a poster for this event put on by the Greater Vancouver Regional District.  The district had hired a Marine Biologist to show us what kind of wildlife is present in the near shore.  We drove out to Belcarra Beach (I was amazed how busy it was even at 10am) and Nara and I went out to the bearch to see the program.


 The biologist brought a 50 foot seine net and the people there helped pull it in.  We picked out bits of life and put it in buckets so everyone can take a look.  I was quite impressed with the starry flounder and the pipefish, but we found other fish as well.
 
Nara With Starry FlounderNara On The Beach With StarsNara Digging In The Sand

Bay Pipefish In Hand
The biologist told us stories about the animals (male pipefish raise the eggs like seahorses, but if they are stressed they can absorb them for food!) and showed us details on the animals.


Claira Grinning At Park
Claira and my Mom stayed up the shade - Claira had a good time walking and exploring the logs.  After the beach time we had some lunch and drove home.  I'm pretty sure both kids were asleep by the time we got home.  Good day!

Gabi's Birthday

Eric Lighting Candles Xander Found The Chocolate CakeEric and Gabi had a get together at the park across the street from their home.  It was mostly pot luck (Eric got a really nice cake) so there was lots of nice choices.

Jones Family Blowing Out Candles

Lots of kids running around so we bounced between the playground, the beach front and the grass field.  Everyone had a good time! 

Michael And JuliaAbby On Jesses Shoulders With His HatNara Climbing In PlaygroundHaley And Nara Climbing

 







Nara Jumping In The River
Person: Nara
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Abby Looking At Jesse
Person: Abby, Jesse
Noelle Sitting Up Straight
Person: Nara, Noelle
Altitude: 9m (29 feet)
Location: Go To...
Surveying The Waterpark
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Claira In AParty Dress
Person: Claira
Nara On The Beach With Stars
Person: Nara
Jones Family Blowing Out Candles
Person: Eric, Gabi, Xander
Eric Lighting Candles
Person: Eric
Abby Blowing Bubbles
Person: Abby
Abby Looking At Camera
Person: Abby
David Lifting Noelle Into Tree
Person: Noelle, David
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara Climbing In Playground
Person: Nara
Tags: playground
Nara Blowing Bubbles
Person: Nara
Haley Continues To Climb
Person: Haley
Tags: climbing, tree
Group Out On Beach
Claira Grinning At Park
Person: Claira
Claira Reaching Out For Sprinkles
Person: Claira
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Haley And Nara Climbing
Person: Haley, Nara
Tags: playground
Claira Walking In Grass
Person: Claira
Abby On Jesses Shoulders With His Hat
Person: Abby, Jesse
Xander Arms Out For Water
Person: Xander
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Xander Found The Chocolate Cake
Person: Xander
Noelle Smiling On Tree Branch
Person: Noelle
Location: Go To...
Nara Digging In The Sand
Person: Nara
Nara Picking Flowers With Howard
Person: Nara
Nara With Starry Flounder
Species: Platichthys stellatus (starry flounder)
Loren Dressed Up For Water
Person: Loren
Altitude: 15m (49 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Granville Island
Claira Not Sure About This
Person: Claira
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Loren Trying To Get Into The Tree
Person: Loren
Location: Go To...
Claira In The Swing
Tags: swing
Michael And Julia
Person: Julia, Michael
Haley Is Beyond Jins Reach
Person: Haley, Jin
Abby Taking Photos Of Claira
Person: Abby
Noelle And Nara Fishing
Person: Nara, Noelle
Claira With AWall Of Spray
Person: Claira
Tags: Granville Island, water park
Bay Pipefish In Hand
Species: Syngnathus leptorhynchus (bay pipefish, slendernosed pipefish)
Eric And Xander Biking Home
Person: Xander, Eric
Nara In The Swing
Person: Nara
Tags: swing
Claira Playing In The Sand
Person: Claira
Who Is That Under There
Person: Nara, Noelle
Location: Go To...
Tags: Granville Island(7), water park(6), swing(2), playground(2), climbing(1), tree(1)
People: Nara(12), Claira(8), Noelle(5), Abby(5), Xander(4), Eric(3)
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