Sunday, 22 March 2015

Spring Break

**I apologize for the lack of photos in this post, will add them later as we are having a few issues with uploading photos to our computer at the moment**

We have officially finished our first week of spring break and what a great week it was!  I can't tell you how much I love having full days with Sydney to do whatever we want with.  It reminds me so much of those precious days before preschool when she and I were just at home left to do whatever we pleased. 

We managed to pack quite a bit into our first week, first thing Monday morning we hopped in the car with Sarah and Emma and headed to the states for a couple days of shopping.  We hit up Target and Bellis Fair, grabbed a quick lunch at Red Robin and then headed down to Tulalip.

We checked into our hotel at the Tulalip Resort and took the girls swimming for the afternoon at the pool there.  They absolutely loved it!  It was so fun watching them both jump like cannon balls off the edge of the pool deck into the water and swim to our waiting arms.

After our swim we headed to the outlets to get a lay of the land and then to Olive Garden for dinner with our two sleepy girls.  All that shopping and swimming just tuckered them out!

The next morning we had breakfast and then headed straight to the outlets to shop our hearts out.  The girls were so well behaved and even got themselves a little treat from the Disney Store as a reward for being good.

It was so fun to have a little getaway with them and a change of scenery.

Sydney and I had a 'Dunbar Day' on Wednesday, hitting up the local branch of the Vancouver Public Library and then on to Kokopelli for lunch and a play.  We were delighted to run into Susan and Maddie, Weston and Gwen and Kaitlyn and Luke while we were there.  The kids had an impromptu playdate, it was terrific!

On Thursday we had a very special girls day planned with our friends Angela and Elizabeth.  We all met at Samaya Kids Spa and had a fun time getting our finger and toe nails done.  From there we headed to Neverland Tea Salon for high tea with the girls which was just so much fun!

We love hanging out with Angela and Elizabeth and are excited to spend some time with their family on the Sunshine Coast this summer!

The last few days have been a bit of a down turn as all three of us have been feeling not exactly 100%.  Paul and Syd seem to have come away unscathed after a day or so of rest but I was up last night all night sicker than a dog so spent the day in bed unfortunately.  Happily I am feeling much better now and am hoping to hit the ground running again tomorrow to get some more things off of Sydney's bucket list!

We did manage to squeeze in a play at the new Terra Nova playground in Richmond on Saturday along with riding lessons during a rare dry spell. 

Looking forward to another fun week ahead doing some great things and connecting with friends!

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