Saturday, June 30, 2007


Kale napping after a busy morning of skipping rocks and walking through the woods.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Could you cut these curls?

I just love your Halo Kale.

Chilling with the Grandparents

Grandma, Boo and Kale hanging out.

Rocking with PaPa

A picture for Kale to remember them by.

Important hockey training from the only member of the family who has actually played hockey.

Stick in the air, ball in hand, hockey lessons must be over.

Grandma and Papa left today and they will be missed by all of us. Thanks for the visit.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Jericho Beach

We headed out to Jericho beach this morning hoping for a peaceful trip to the beach. Who knew that every school on the West Side of Vancouver was having their end of year Beach trip there today. I have never seen so many kids in my life.

Digging with shells.

And preparing to dump..

Papa telling stories.

Following Papa off to the sea.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Garden of all Gardens

The last few posts have felt like a visitors guide to Vancouver. I guess that is what happens when the grandparents come to town. We turn into tourists in our own city. Today, at Papa's request we explore the VanDusen Botanical Garden. We had a fabulous time, only say a 10th of it and got to see a coyote running across one of the meadows.

Sculpture climbing.

Maze walking.

A little mid morning snack while checking out the plants.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Its all Greek to me...

But not all Greek food was created equal and tonight we had the best, Lamb Shoulder at Maria's Taverna in Kits. Melt in your mouth goodness.

Whats better than eating with a Pen and Fork?

Olives anyone

Friday, June 22, 2007

Jump Jump Jumping

Chinese Garden

Today we headed out to the Chinese Scholar's Garden in Vancouver with the Grandparents. We had been once before while on holiday in Vancouver years ago so it was fun to go back and see what we remembered. Toddler highlights were the fish and geese, adult highlights were the Dawn Redwood and possibly also the fish.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish - Every time we asked Kale what colour the fish were he said blue. I didn't get why he was saying that until I went to write it down and realized that Blue Fish are important as a result of the essential Dr. Seuss.

Mommy time.

Seeking the elusive blue koi.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sand Box

M. came over before dinner tonight and she and Kale hit the sandbox. They look like siblings with the big blond curls. Kale is quite in love with M. and chants her name all the time just hoping he'll get to play with her.

Banana Tofu anyone...

A while back Kale grabbed a pack banana flavoured tofu at the grocery store and started chanting nana nana. I tried to trade for a real banana but he was having none of it so I went ahead and bought the tofu. I didn't expect him to actually like it but he proved me wrong and has been chowing his way through the treat ever since. Grandma caught this picture of him concentrating on the hard task of shoveling (ahem spooning) it in.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Angel Baby

Grandma and Grandpa arrived today from California. We went to take them out to dinner on the way home from the airport only to discover that our favourite restaurant in town has closed. Wasn't it only a few weeks ago that we were enjoying their eggplant bharta. Alas a great alternate supper was found and then we headed home to open the gargantuan suitcase of toys. Kale was soon pulling my old train around the house wearing angel wings.

I remember these wings fondly from my dress up supplies and it was fun to see Kale wearing them and looking every bit the cherub.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Gummy Worms

Over the past few weeks, Kale has been introduced to a few tasty treats - among them ice cream, cookies and gummy worms. (These are also three of his favorite words.) Last weekend, we took a family bike trip to the park:

Molly: Kale, would you like a treat? I have some gummy worms for you!
Kale: Treat! Worm! Hand? (Translation - Oh boy, gummy worms! Hand 'em over!)
Molly: Here's one for you, now.
Kale: (Taking a bite of the gummy worm) More?
Molly: You can have your second gummy worm when you finish that one.
Kale: (Shoving entire gummy worm into his mouth) More?
Keva: When you finish that one, you can have another!
Kale: (Chews and swallows the first worm) More?
Molly: Here you go (Hands Kale his second worm)
Kale: More?
Molly: That's all you get - two worms, no more. All gone!
Kale: Ooooh (Licks the gummy worm)

Kale then spent the next hour and half licking this precious gummy worm, savoring every lick with a "Yummm". He held it for the entire bike ride home. He held it until we told him that he would have to finish the sticky gummy worm before getting into bed for naptime. When we offered to throw it into the garbage for him, he reluctantly popped it into his mouth and finished it.

I think our boy understands the concept of conservation.

Happy Father's Day

Kale and I took Keva out for Ham and Eggs in honor of father's day this morning. On our way back to the car from the restaurant we popped into a few stores and ended up purchasing a shiny red potty for Kale. We tried yellow and white chairs out first but he would only sit on the red one. When we got out of the sidewalk he wanted to sit on the potty, which we were all for, but then he wanted us to push him down the street on it. I ran to the car to stash the potty (since it didn't come with wheels) and the boys continued browsing. When Kale spotted me coming back he burst into tears and started sobbing 'potty potty' over and over again. He did calm down but on the drive home he clung to his potty even after falling asleep in the carseat.

Please note, Kale is not trying to pooh in these pictures. That face is what he does when you ask him to smile for the camera.