Birthdays, Easter, Christmas and every other holiday seems to run up on parents like a freight train. Yes, we want to encourage our children’s minds and bodies without filling our homes with more unnecessary junk. Your preschooler may already have a wide array of toys. It can be hard to locate new toys that will
So, once again, we trekked out to Stanley Park to check out the beautiful natural landscape. Skipping out to a park is always a good option when traveling with kids. It gives our girls a chance to run free and (sigh) fall in the mud, but it’s still worth it. We will just remain thankful that we have a washing machine here.
For our mini-tourists we hit up Granville Island’s Kid Market. It was a wonderland of toy shops, arcades, and an indoor playground. It would be a one-stop-shop for the girl’s Christmas! However, after three times through every store and what felt like an eternity on the playground, I had to poke myself in the eye to remind myself to blink.
We woke up Monday and got our first good look around the city. Vancouver is this bustling metropolis surrounded by placid waters. When I asked Christopher to help me describe Vancouver Harbor he called it “wet,” “boat-filled,” and “blueish.” I’m on my own here, guys.
In order for our family to get out to Vancouver Island we had the option of a plane or a ferry. However, it turned out that the plane was a seaplane that took off from and landed on the water! It sounded like a very expensive way to die, so we settled on the ferry passage.
“We already have Disney passes. Why would you want to spend more money to go to The Disneyland Halloween Party? You go there every week!”
This is what my husband asked me when I declared I wanted to check out Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Now we were stuck in our seats with a stinky baby and a cup of vomit. Thankfully I packed extra clothes for Lizzy and we decided to go to the bathroom and change her, but we didn’t know what to do with the vomit. We were too embarrassed to hand it to a flight attendant…
On our last day we ditched the pram, packed our bathers, and decided to go walkabout at Bondi Beach. It was a beaut beach and looked much like our California beaches, but the water seemed clearer. We had a relaxing lunch overlooking the water and then walked along a trail at the oceans edge watching the shark biscuits.
Now, I know what you’re wondering and, yes, I already looked up 42 Wallaby Way, and no it doesn’t exist. Well, 42 Wallaby Circuit does exist AND has an orthodontist. That guy had better have an aquarium in his office.
We took the opportunity to pet wallabies one last time and we finally got to see the wombat awake who looks suspiciously like the ROUSes (rodents of unusual size) from the Princess Bride.