Sunday, 27 August 2017

Snowbirds etc....

We were welcomed home from work for a fabulous display by the Snowbirds for part of the 150th Birthday celebrations for Canada, even thought the "official" day was July 1st.  Not sure why White Rock was privy to this amazing group but we, nonetheless, enjoyed every minute of the show. All the pictures were taken right from our balcony!

Signature Snowbird heart.....
Last flyby. The show was a full hour long.....
Photo credit to Doug on this glorious shot from his 5 year old phone camera!! 
Always gives me goose bumps and makes me proud to say I am Canadian!
After the Snowbird show, we walked down to the waterfront to see Washboard Union, one of our favourite bands and they are from Vancouver so it makes them doubly enjoyable.
What a lovely Wednesday that was (even though we had to work!!!)
One more trip to the beach, only this time we took the "big" bus and went to
Crescent Beach in Surrey. A longer bus ride of 25 minutes. So much fun.

Both boys have their tickets...

I know, shameless...
Even the boys are used to Grandma yelling "foot shot"

This is what happens when Grandma goes to the washroom and the boys are
standing outside the stall with the camera to play with!! Crazy kids.....

Ice cream stop before we get back on the bus....

Sums it up quite nicely.
One Saturday (Aug 26th) we looked after the boys so Grandpa got to come to the beach as well. Always interesting when the tide is up higher. The beach changes everyday and it's so much fun for the boys to experience all that the West Coast of BC has to offer. They love it and so do we! 

Naturally, snack time. 

We found a dead catfish. the boys spent at least 20 minutes examining it, fighting over it, etc. Finally we sent it off to it's final resting place in the ocean.

Beautiful starfish....

Of course ice cream time.....
 Love life and life will love you back.
Thought for the Day: See above!!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Half way through

About now during the summer is usually when I start to feel a bit panicky. We are more than halfway through summer. Don't get me wrong, I love fall too but after fall comes....well, never mind.

Update on our beautiful Rudy.......Fairly insignificant fact to most but the little dish Rudy is eating his blueberries out of belonged to Doug's Mom (Rudy's Great Grandma) and we can remember her using it many times. Teagan wanted it so it is cool to see Rudy using it too. Love nostalgia things. Memories, they matter most.

Love this gorgeous little boy so much....
Our lovely Nelson family.....
We took a great "tiny" trip down to the beach on the transit bus. I mean, the ride was all of 6 minutes long but the boys LOVED it! Doug says get them used to public transit early!
If you know my blog.....there is ALWAYS a foot shot somewhere.

We spent the whole day just hanging at this pot, digging in the sand, eating snacks, playing in the water. So much my Tuesday "grandson" day. 

"Look Jasper, a dead crab.....wanna touch it? No thanks....."
What a great day at the beach......
We started a new summer tradition. Meet at White Rock Beach Beer Company for a few wobbly pops. We have to sincerely thank them for making all of us welcome, kids included. It's so nice to be able to take them with us. Love it Check them out...... ( 
Then we ride our bikes over to the Ay Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant on Johnston Road, order delicious take-out and ride to the local park for a picnic. Love it!!!!


Jasper and neighbour Ivy, ride in the bike trailer behind Josh
but Gus rides his own bike there, between all the adults.

Bon appetite!!
Josh, Jasper, Gus, Ivy, Shannon, Brandur
Doug & Kathy
Happy summer everyone!!
Thought for the Day: Tibetan Proverb….Eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.