How the girls rode home in the box today. Snuggled into each other is how I found them once I removed the rain cover.
July 23, 2014

How the girls rode home in the box today. Snuggled into each other is how I found them once I removed the rain cover.

July 23, 2014

Oh there was this today. The girls were a hoot during dress up today. Arrow dressed up as the tinker Bobble from Tinkerbell, and Oria dressed up in her fancy Chinese suit as well as a Gnomeo. Some good stuff coming out of our dress up box lately.

Is a Day without photos.

It rained today in Vancouver and the city gave off the go back to bed and get some rest vibes, so we had a morning close to home, a little trip to the coffee shop, grocery store, living room. Oria practiced her writing her name, the girls played dress up, Oria watched Frozen.
In the afternoon we set off to Tinsletown by bicycle and repaired my iPhone screen that had shattered earlier in the week. It took them longer than they thought to fix, and we were waiting around. Two kids were itching to go to Science World, as was I, but by the time we wrapped things up in the mall it was near closing time. We opted for Chinese noodle soup at Newtown Bakery. As it turns out the girls didn’t like noodle soup today.
We rode home just in time to miss the heavier rains and tucked ourselves neatly into the cozy house to get comfy and ready for bed.
The best bits of my day were:
• the 3 kisses Arrow have to me during her bedtime nurse and cuddle, she would stop what she was doing and come up to my face with a kiss and go back to nursing
• the cuddle on the couch from Oria as she watched Frozen and chatted about how funny it was when Christof mentioned the prince picking his nose
• the kind, DTEastside mama that offered Oria a dollar coin so she could ride the car in the Mall and the joy it brought to both Oria and the kind lady
• the sound of rain outside my window while I’m cozy inside

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July 23, 2014

Sisterhood mornings that make the mama’s heart smile.

Arrow at Copley’s eating an apple from the tree.
July 22, 2014

Arrow at Copley’s eating an apple from the tree.

July 22, 2014

Pieces of Today

We started off on a morning adventure to the dentist by bicycle. It was a family affair and everyone had their teeth polished with the exception of Arrow who just rode the chair up and down to test the hydraulics. Both girls scored hello kitty heart shaped sunglasses and we set off to investigate Copley’s Orchard. I hadn’t a clue that a community orchard existed in this city until a friend mentioned it to me a week ago. I didn’t know exactly how to find it
So we wandered our way through roads in areas I knew were nearby. Low and behold a beautiful little escape from city living 5 km from downtown. Tucked neatly behind Trout Lake just off of the BC Parkway bike route. Apples, figs, berries, and more. Not one person around. The girls picked an apple each and enjoyed their find. We will definately reinvesting ate with a picnic next time we’re over that way.
In the afternoon we met our new friends (visiting here from the states) at Kits Pool for a little water fun. It was a little late in the day and quite chilly so the girls only had about 30 minutes in them before wanting to be dry and in warmer clothes. Another destination to try again on a warmer day.
I loved the flow and groove of today, both girls were awesome and sweet to be around and we really enjoyed each other and our adventures.

July Photo A Day

22 - I wore this!!!

On my bike ride down to Kits Pool with the littles.
July 22, 2014

July Photo A Day

22 - I wore this!!!

On my bike ride down to Kits Pool with the littles.

These two beauties are too cool for school as they rock their matching pink heart shades from the dentist.
July 22, 2014

These two beauties are too cool for school as they rock their matching pink heart shades from the dentist.

July Photo A Day

21 - basic

Basic old little rusty red tricycle.
July 22, 2014

July Photo A Day

21 - basic

Basic old little rusty red tricycle.

July 21, 2014

I love being mama to these two littles.

July 21, 2014

Pieces of Today

Oria requested a morning tea party with hats, so I whipped the girls up a simple no flour no sugar cookie recipe and put on a pot of chamomile tea. Oria wore bunny ears and Arrow wore the rasta hat with dreads and most of her tea.
In there somewhere was poop and a bath.
While Arrow napped Oria spent some downtime colouring before her and I ran a few errands.
Our afternoon was spent with our new friends Delza and Jackson in Grays Park and pool. After climbing, sliding, swinging and splashing in the pool we set off for home.
Once Arrow was in bed for the night Oria and I took Fenway out for an evening walk about the neighbourhood together hand in hand. It’s nice to have these one on one moments with Oria, because now that she’s become so independent in the park and Arrow has become mobile and busy in the park, she doesn’t get as much attention as I would like to be giving her. We stopped by the piano in Robson Park and Oria tickled the keys for a bit while Fenway sniffed around.
Best bits from today:
Sisterly tea
Reading Oria a story from Stella on the couch while Arrow napped
Holding Orias hand on all our walkabouts
Friends Random kisses from Arrow
Watching the girls climb on and love up their dad
The way Arrow struts around like she owns everywhere she walks
Tickling Orias back before bed