Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Mainland life.....

We have spent the past two days with Gus. The kids had a work schedule conflict so we were happy to be able to help. Kathy's family is awesome and does all the regular daycare. Luckily for the kids, they have schedules where he only needs additional care for 3 days during the week and Kathy's family rotates through and does it all. They are fantastic!!!

In spending the past three years on the island, we have missed opportunities like this to be able to help out more. We are looking forward to being able to do that a lot more in the future. (Information about that story later). Suffice to say that whenever we are here, we enjoy every second spent with Gus and all the rest of our family and friends as well.

A little snippet of the past two days.....

Body-slammin' Grandpa!!!

Grandma - There are BUGS in that piece of wood!!

 ...and under these rocks too!!

Now inside time for finger painting!!

That's a colourful hand!!
There's nothin' like a Grandpa and some
bubbles to clean up after that finger painting!

We have always loved going down to Crescent Beach in South Surrey. Today was a bit foggy but beautiful. It was quite peaceful down here. Guess summer really is over!



Time for some steamed milk at the Wired Monk in Crescent Beach!!



Last thing to wrap up this fun day was some cookie making! Nice to have a good helper!! 
Grandma, how much longer for these anyway??
Great fun day!! For the "thought" today I have used one that was on the blog not too long ago, but seems pertinent today.
Thought for the Day: Treasure the little things because one day, they will be the big things.


  1. Oh how the little things bring joy to the young and the experienced seeing the curiosity on those precious faces. Totally agree with the Thought for the Day.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Love all the adventures with Gus! I know you do, too! :-)

    1. Who could ever guess that being a grandparent could possibly beTHIS much fun?!!

      Thanks P&J - Miss you guys!!

  3. "But Grandma lets me sit on the counter!"