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Bright Nights and The Night Train

Claira From The Train
Every year the lower mainland firefighters put on a light display at Stanley Park to raise funds for various burn units.  I've been for a few years, but this is the first year we decided to book tickets on the train. 

Train Turning The Corner Nara Watching The Lights Go By

 
Booking the tickets in advance is actually more expensive than just showing up, but this is a popular attraction with kids so the time slots where kids could get to sleep at reasonable time sell out quickly.  Even though you have tickets there is a still a line up - maybe 10 minutes.  The kids were enthralled even though they didn't recognize most of the art (it was a peanuts theme it seemed).

Nara With Gingerbread HouseClaira Outside Gingerbread House

First time I noticed - this year they had an antique fire engine out and the kids could "ride" the truck and put on helmets.  Both kids enjoyed it!

Nara Driving The Fire TruckClaira As Fire Chief

A Day at the Gym and the Gym

Nara Climbing The Rope
Nara has a gymnastics class on Saturday mornings.  Today was special - it was the only class where parents are allowed (in the last 15 minutes) to come in and take photos of their kids.  The kids were doing a "circuit" so Nara showed her skills through the various stages of the circuit.  She really seemed to be having a good time and I think she has gained some upper body strength. 



Nara Jumping On The TrampolineNara Sliding Down MatNara Walking Over BlocksNara Starting Head Stand
 
 
 
Nara Running In Gym
Nara's gym class close to the Hillcrest pool so some days we go swimming after her class.  This week, Helen was feeling a bit under the weather so we went to the drop in playzone at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre.  I haven't been to this gym before so I was surprised at the toys.  This drop-in doesn't have a bouncy castle, but it does have a lot of ride on toys.  Claira really liked the ride on toys - she tried pretty much one of every kind.  Another nice feature is that they have a snack table area so I could feed one child while still watching the other - nice!



Claira At Ramp TopClaira Chasing BallClaira On Ride On ToyClaira On Trike
 
 

Return of the Mount Pleasant Play Gym

Claira And Mom Playing Pass Hg
Helen really liked the photos from the last trip to the gym so we decided to return to the gym on a Saturday.
  
Claira On The Teeter TotterHelen And Claira At Play GymClaira Smiling Playing Catch
 

Nara Crawling Through TunnelNara Floating Off RampNara Lands Smiling

Snow Day

Walking In The SnowOutside With The Snowman

Just before Christmas we got a brief dump of snow.  Generally these only last a few days in Vancouver so Helen kept the kids home from daycare and they went out to play in the snow.




 

 


Claira Smiling Playing Catch
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Claira Outside Gingerbread House
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Tags: Bright Nights
Nara Watching The Lights Go By
Tags: Bright Nights, lights
Helen And Claira At Play Gym
Person: Claira, Helen
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Nara Climbing The Rope
Person: Nara
Claira On Ride On Toy
Person: Claira
Tags: play gym
Outside With The Snowman
Claira From The Train
Person: Claira
Claira And Mom Playing Pass Hg
Person: Claira
Tags: play gym
Nara Lands Smiling
Person: Nara
Tags: play gym
Claira Chasing Ball
Person: Claira
Tags: play gym
Claira On Trike
Person: Claira
Tags: play gym
Claira On The Teeter Totter
Person: Claira
Tags: play gym
Nara With Gingerbread House
Person: Nara
Tags: Bright Nights
Nara Jumping On The Trampoline
Person: Nara
Tags: gymnastics, trampoline
Claira As Fire Chief
Person: Claira
Tags: Bright Nights
Claira At Ramp Top
Person: Claira
Tags: play gym
Nara Walking Over Blocks
Person: Nara
Tags: gymnastics
Nara Driving The Fire Truck
Person: Nara
Tags: Bright Nights
Train Turning The Corner
Tags: Bright Nights, Stanley Park Miniature Train, train
Nara Sliding Down Mat
Person: Nara
Tags: gymnastics
Nara Floating Off Ramp
Person: Nara
Tags: play gym
Nara Starting Head Stand
Person: Nara
Tags: gymnastics
Nara Crawling Through Tunnel
Person: Nara
Tags: play gym
Walking In The Snow
Nara Running In Gym
Person: Nara
Tags: play gym
Tags: play gym(12), Bright Nights(6), gymnastics(4), trampoline(1), lights(1), Stanley Park Miniature Train(1)
People: Nara(11), Claira(11), Helen(1)
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