July 31, 2014

Pieces of Yesterday

Yesterday we rode the bike to the fountain at Queen Elizabeth Park to
Meet up with friends. The kids splashed around in the fountain and picnicked in the shade. I snuck in a bit of a conversation with a dear friend.
In the evening Oria and I had a double date with our good friends and fellow cargo bike owners, Kat and Juni. We rode our bikes to Kitsilano to catch another round of fireworks. Of course we rode past Dairy Queen and the girls had to have ice cream. So we stopped and indulged a little. We found ourselves in a quiet little grassy park with a perfect view of the ocean and fireworks. The girls pretended to camp and collect “firewood” and wanted a tent. We made a little blanket tent and when they weren’t playing hide and seek they were curled up in the tent.
We were out way to late with huge smiles and lots of laughter and good times together.

Oria drew a sad fairy with wings, eyes, a belly button and toes.
July 31, 2014

Oria drew a sad fairy with wings, eyes, a belly button and toes.

Oria’s Outfit of the day, is a pretty blue dress picked up from the thrift store with my sunglasses and pink native shoes.
July 31, 2014

Oria’s Outfit of the day, is a pretty blue dress picked up from the thrift store with my sunglasses and pink native shoes.

July Photo A Day

30 - lost

A lost postcard from Iceland made its way to our door yesterday. Will need to find it’s right home.
July 31, 2014

July Photo A Day

30 - lost

A lost postcard from Iceland made its way to our door yesterday. Will need to find it’s right home.

July 30, 2014 brain-food

Couple Married 61 Years Ago Takes “Up” Inspired Anniversary Photos via

Yes Please! What a lovely idea.

(via dutchfruitjar)

July 29, 2014

Piano Duets.

Reason 1,000,001 why I love spending my days with little people. 
Oria’s shoe sailboat.
Little ones are the creative ones. They are the mad ones. They are the loving with every ounce of their being ones. They are the emotional ones. The caring ones. The crazy ones. The loud ones. They dream big. They do. They have a need to learn. They meet people easily. 
There are moments of insanity. But being around little people keep me alive, and allow me to relive childhood through their adventures. 

"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."
~ Jack Kerouac
July 29, 2014

Reason 1,000,001 why I love spending my days with little people.
Oria’s shoe sailboat.
Little ones are the creative ones. They are the mad ones. They are the loving with every ounce of their being ones. They are the emotional ones. The caring ones. The crazy ones. The loud ones. They dream big. They do. They have a need to learn. They meet people easily.
There are moments of insanity. But being around little people keep me alive, and allow me to relive childhood through their adventures.

"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."
~ Jack Kerouac

I had a morning date with this little one today. The perks of having a husband that works from home occasionally is that he’s around the place while the littlest naps. It allows Oria and I special time together.
We walked to matchstick coffee for a treat, we popped into Collage Collage to pick a few stickers, then we walked through Robson Park and we made an origami planter out of newspaper and planted a bean seed together. 
We walked home in the hot sun, stopping several times to catch some shade. 
We held hands, stopped and smelled flowers and shared sweet conversations.
July 29, 2014

I had a morning date with this little one today. The perks of having a husband that works from home occasionally is that he’s around the place while the littlest naps. It allows Oria and I special time together.
We walked to matchstick coffee for a treat, we popped into Collage Collage to pick a few stickers, then we walked through Robson Park and we made an origami planter out of newspaper and planted a bean seed together.
We walked home in the hot sun, stopping several times to catch some shade.
We held hands, stopped and smelled flowers and shared sweet conversations.

July 29, 2014

Pieces of Today

These are the moments from our afternoon adventure to Granville Island. We rode to The island a little earlier than the friends we were going to meet and popped our heads into the market and busker areas for some entertainment before making our way over to the water park to meet our friends.
The girls danced and snacked on candied salmon and lemonade.
We met our friends and the girls splashed and ran hard around the water park. Oria scored a trip down the water slide and built a sand castle in the sand pit.
Oria built a sailboat shoe and floated it around the water. And two little friends “fed the geese” and were “killing the water in the pond” soaking in the early evening sun.

July Photo A Day

29 - repeat

The chain and cranks repeatedly goes around.
July 29, 2014

July Photo A Day

29 - repeat

The chain and cranks repeatedly goes around.