Bright Nights and The Night 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.
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
A Day at the Gym and the Gym
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'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!
Return of the Mount Pleasant Play Gym
Helen really liked the photos from the
last trip to the gym so we decided to return to the gym on a
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.
Tags: play gym(12), Bright Nights(6), gymnastics(4), trampoline(1), lights(1), Stanley Park Miniature Train(1)
People: Nara(12), Claira(12), Helen(2)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > December 2013
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