I want my kids to know every nook and cranny of Vancouver. If we are going to make sacrifices to live in the city then we had better live! Every outing is an opportunity for adventure and now that we’re cruising around on our cargo bike, the city feel way more accessible.
We’re going car-free! I’ve been trying to convince Ben for a few years that I could manage without a vehicle since we live right in the city and public transit is readily available. We found an even greater alternative in our new cargo bike. I could go on and on about how amazing it has been to have the whole family on a bike ride.
I could have taken a million pictures of Ezra in his life jacket. It fit him perfectly but was just so miniature and cute! On Saturday our family had the opportunity to go out on a Dragon Boat in celebration of the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival happening June 17-19th.
If you’ve ever wondered what a blogger event is like they are usually crazy busy, with a lot of wonderful people cramped into a small space. It’s a fun time to socialize but often hard to hear and talk to everyone. That’s why I was wonderfully surprised to turn up at a dinner at Lombardo’s on Commercial Drive and find myself at a small table with strangers who I actually got to know as we feasted. And I mean feasted!
I love Christmas. As a kid my parents made Christmas morning and the days leading up to it extra special. I’ll never forget the thrill of seeing our overstuffed stockings and presents under the tree. I had no idea the work that went into making Christmas awesome. However, my favourite Christmas was when my parents took us down to an orphanage in Mexico to serve. We left Christmas day and I spent New Year’s Eve tilling dirt in an orchard.
Many of you know about Levi’s love of architecture and drawing so it was with much anticipation we took a tour of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (also known as Cinderella’s castle by our boys). With camera in hand Levi snapped his favourite details of this French Chateau style hotel built in 1939.
Yesterday I hit that sweet spot at The Vancouver Aquarium where the school groups are gone for the day and the place was a ghost town. Enter my three boys and I and we had the run of the roost. I’m slowly moving into a stage of parenting where it’s easier to get out with the kids on my own. The major change is that I don’t have to stop and nurse Ezra while trying to keep an eye on Levi and Jet.
If you don’t have plans yet for the weekend Modern Home Tours has returned to Vancouver! It’s your chance to be a socially acceptable gawker and meander through some of Vancouver’s finest, innovative home designs.
The tour is self-driving and self-paced which means you could spend the whole day in your favourite house (but probably shouldn’t). The Vancouver Home Tour takes place Saturday and then on Sunday a White Rock Home Tour.