Will try harder for the September photo a day. August was just too busy or cranky to get it done!
August 31, 2014

Will try harder for the September photo a day. August was just too busy or cranky to get it done!

August 31, 2014

The sweet moments of sisterhood. Oria had just had a fall that cut open her hand and she had been crying. Arrow was worried and this is what she did.

The sisterhood. Arrow hugs Oria to offer comfort after she fell while running.
August 31, 2014

The sisterhood. Arrow hugs Oria to offer comfort after she fell while running.

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August 30, 2014

Urban Forest Play

From the deep woods to the rocky beach.
Yesterday we trekked our group from the trail heading towards the beach leaving University Hill. All the girls frolicked there way down the hill waving ferns and fallen maple leaves around like wands and fairy wings. Stomping through gravel as if they were bears. Arrow ran the entire distance down the hill to the beach.
When we reached the beach the 3 bigger kids took off for the shoreline to explore sea kelp, barnacles and build their creations from the bits of sand they found. There was a few rounds of hide and go seek, and a group snack break on the huge log. When it was clear everyone was losing steam we made the huge uphill trek to the top of the hill. The big kids made it all the way back with minimal complaining by way of singing made up songs and make believe play and the promise of a secret snack at the top. Arrow napped her way back asleep in the ergo so mama had herself a workout.
I was surprised to see the girls still had energy left when we got back. Everyone enjoyed the secret snack of animal cookies before becoming little dancers and the orchestra.
We said or goodbyes and hopped on a bus to go meet the husband.

Little surfers who ride the elevator wave while waiting their turn in line at the passport office.
August 30, 2014

Little surfers who ride the elevator wave while waiting their turn in line at the passport office.

Is it me your tipping for? As seen at the Davie Street JJ Bean.
August 30, 2014

Is it me your tipping for? As seen at the Davie Street JJ Bean.

August 29, 2014
Oria looking at her car window from her car seat.
August 29, 2014

Pieces of Yesterday

Oria was asked if she’d like to join Cotty and Judi in harvesting their carrots. Since we still don’t have our bike back and they live across town up a massive hill, we opted to ride the bus over.
The girls helped pull up the carrots and loosen the dirt. Arrow watched Cotty intently as he removed the ladder to the dilapidated tree fort with a power tool.
We munched on yummy salmon dip and crackers and the girls hung out in their hanging outdoor bed. Bubble wrap turned into a river and bare feet were popping stones along the river. There was a little Dance party in there too and some good times in their huge bathroom owe looking the city and mountains. The girls didn’t want to ever leave and I know who will be spending time with my kids next time I need a break!
Afterwards we rode the bus back to Main Street and the 3 of us shared a huge slice of carrot cake at Trafiq bakery…which was only fitting.

This is East Van. This is our hood. Main Street is our home.
August 29, 2014

This is East Van. This is our hood. Main Street is our home.