We Love Vancouver Film | Spanish Banks at Low Tide

Posted by: on Jun 22, 2015 | No Comments

You know I sing a love song for Vancouver all the time and I thought it would be fun to film some live action of why this city has our heart. Low tide at Spanish Banks is one of our favourite times of the summer and we daily check the tidal schedules to make sure we don’t miss out on the best beach days.

Theatre Under the Stars Contest Winner | Life At A Glance

Theatre Under the Stars Contest Winner | Life At A Glance

Posted by: on Jun 16, 2015 | No Comments

First things first: Sally Hope, you won the family four pack to Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)! Email elasticpantcity@gmail.com for more info.

I know people have favourite forests they like to hike or camp in but what about a favourite grove of poplar trees?

Throw Back Thursday | BC Holiday

Throw Back Thursday | BC Holiday

Posted by: on Jun 11, 2015 | No Comments

In a few weeks we head back to Powell River for a two week cabin vacay and I was reminded by these photos, of our last trip, how unequivocally beautiful it is there. It takes a few days to relax before I shake off the pace of the city. It’s funny, I mostly feel it in my jaw.

This year we get to experience the cabin with three walking little ones so it should be interesting….

Where are you dreaming of going this summer?


Giveaway! | Tickets to Theatre Under the Stars (Closed)

Giveaway! | Tickets to Theatre Under the Stars (Closed)

Posted by: on Jun 9, 2015 | 80 Comments

Vancouver’s beloved annual tradition, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), which returns to the stage this summer with two timeless family musicals – Oliver! – The Musical and Hairspray – The Broadway Musical, running on alternating evenings July 10 – August 22, 2015 at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. For their 2015 season – celebrating 75 years of song-and-dance filled summer nights – TUTS promises dramatic adventures, big hair, and toe-tapping tunes that are fun for the whole family. Ben and I have seen Hairspray on the TUTS stage and it was a hilarious, rollicking performance!

In light of the TUTS 2015 season, Elasticpantcity is giving away a family four-pack of tickets to TUTS 2015, to see either Hairspray or Oliver! It’s sure to be a memorable evening for one lucky reader and company!

Life At A Glance | Summer in the City

Life At A Glance | Summer in the City

Posted by: on Jun 8, 2015 | One Comment

Nothing says summer in the city like bare legs and diaper bums, daily checking of the tidal schedule, sandy floors, sun-kissed cheeks, smoothie popsicles, a flourishing vegetable garden and hot-tempered suburban drivers on the hunt for beach parking.

My Heart Melts

My Heart Melts

Posted by: on May 8, 2015 | No Comments

Yesterday a friend who met my boys for the first time said, “Your heart must be melting all day long.” My kids are sweet and they fill my heart with so much pride and joy. The fact that I was chosen to be their mom is one of the greatest gifts God has given me. When the world is moving too fast and I feel overwhelmed I ask myself what should I be focussing my time and energy on. The answer is being a mom.

Wednesday Weekly Inspiration | Pinwheel Pattern

Wednesday Weekly Inspiration | Pinwheel Pattern

Posted by: on May 6, 2015 | No Comments

Did you know homemade pinwheels are super easy to make? Light-weight paper such as magazine pages works best for really little kids who are still working on their blowing skills. Medium weight paper (i.e. drawing paper) is great for older kids who can also create designs on their pinwheel with crayons and markers.

You’re Off To Great Places

You’re Off To Great Places

Posted by: on Apr 19, 2015 | No Comments

What a glorious weekend we just had. Our days were spent basking in the warm sunshine, exposing our blinding white skin to the sun’s welcoming rays. We didn’t stray far from home, instead enjoying our backyard and these wonderful popsicle stick creations.

Let The Sun Shine In

Let The Sun Shine In

Posted by: on Apr 9, 2015 | One Comment

Have you ever created sun catchers from melting plastic beads? It is such a fun activity and they turn out beautiful! Levi and Jethro created a dozen sun catchers each. The steps are so simple.

Wednesday Weekly Inspiration

Wednesday Weekly Inspiration

Posted by: on Apr 7, 2015 | No Comments

It’s Spring! The ground is full of creepy crawlies! Now is the time to take the kids outside for a bug hunt. Levi built his own little habitat for the snails to observe for a few days.

We’re preparing him emotionally for the release : )

Happy Hump Day!