Saturday, 30 August 2014

All in a A Week

This past week definitely felt like the last week of summer.  Sydney and I desperately tried to squeeze in as much fun as we possibly could in our last few days of summer vacation.  It seemed fitting that as the long weekend was upon us, the weather took a turn for the worse.  It is cool and rainy and feels like fall.  Never has it felt so bittersweet that summer is over!

Here's what we got up to this week:

Buntzen Lake

Sydney and I spent a beautiful, sunny Monday at Buntzen Lake with Auntie Liane this week.  We enjoyed wading in the water, digging in the sand and having a picnic lunch.

Syd especially loved chasing the very aggressive Canada Geese away!

Aquabus Playdate

On Tuesday we spent a very fun day with some our preschool friends, Julia, Henry, Leo and Nico and met up at Henry's house in Olympic Village.  The kids had a great time playing and having snacks before we all walked down to the Aquabus dock and took a tour of False Creek together.

The view was amazing and the kids had so much fun together riding the boat!

We took some time to play at the playground at Henry's complex on our way home.

Garden Time

We spent a beautiful Wednesday morning in the garden at Sydney's school meeting yet more new friends and enjoying all of the amazing, fresh produce that is at it's prime.

It's amazing to see how much the garden changes week over week!

We enjoyed some sun tea in garden and Sydney and I happily collected a huge bucket of apples that had fallen off the numerous apple trees on the school grounds.


Sydney and I spent a very fun afternoon at the PNE and Playland again this week.  It was fun to take her back a second time and have her request her favourite rides and attractions.

The highlight of our time was winning a huge stuffed bear at one of the carnival games, Sydney was thrilled!

We loved riding the ferris wheel together as well and enjoying the view from high above the fair.

Playdate with Noa

Thursday afternoon brought a very special play time with Noa, Sydney's friend from preschool.  The girls had such fun playing, having a tea party, painting their toe nails and swimming in the paddling pool in the back yard.

They even had time for a little picnic on the front porch while waiting for Noa's Mom to arrive.


We picked up all of the amazing ceramics that Sydney spent last week painting at Cowboys and Angels.

I especially love the coffee mug that she painted just for me!


I tried a new recipe for playdough this week too with just two simple ingredients: hair conditioner and corn starch.  Simply mix one part conditioner with two parts corn starch and add a few drops of food colouring if you'd like.

The result is a light and airy playdough that Sydney so enjoyed playing with.

Goodbye Alexa

We we so sad to say goodbye to Alexa this week, our summer nanny who has been with us for the past two summers and is now heading back to university in Northern BC.

Alexa and Sydney enjoyed so many fun memories together this summer and I so enjoyed having some time to myself and with Paul and others, she will be missed!

A New Cousin

We received some very exciting news this week as Sydney's cousin Dana had a new baby boy, Reed Meyer.

Sydney is always excited about a new baby, especially when it's in our family!  We look forward to meeting and welcoming the newest member of our family at his bris later this week.

It was a wonderful week filled with many great memories and such a good way to bid adieu to summer.  

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