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Fun Theme

Our family recently spent 3 nights in Kelowna with special friends – all born within 1-2 months of each other these kids really have known each other for longer than their lifetimes.

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And we got some special inspiration to just have FUN! Simple. Do things purely for fun. I think I had this goal a while back…

And then I decided to open my own business.

And the fun took a back seat.

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Until today.

When we found out that our little boy was tall enough to ride the LOG RIDE.

This was on my bucket list of things to do with my kids one day.

One day.

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Why not TODAY!?!

Our biggest girl was sold 100% at the first splash.

The littles took a bit longer (once the adrenalin settled) to feel exhilarated by the experience.

We had a blast.

Riding the exact same ride that Kurt and I rode in our youth. Its been running since 1985.

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And, even with the crazy silly long line, we still made it on our ferry with 15 min to spare.

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Home Sweet Home

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We’ve been enjoying our month at home… last night an evening visit to the ocean after bath time and complete with popcorn (where Janelle remarked she and Daria “never hold hands while walking”).

Today a post-nap visit to the river, our first time all swimming across together, with various props depending on our swimming abilities! Yah!

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Each outing planned just moments before… sparked by what we feel like doing. And created by everyone pitching in!

We’ve had some very precious moments, it would take pages to describe each… but here are a few I feel especially connected with.

Stefan asked for a teddy just like his sisters. We’ve been waiting for this moment! And alas now he is very attached to being the teddy’s “mummy” and taking very good care of him.

We had this teddy stashed away. We were waiting for the moment it would mean something.

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Each child now has one of these… all 3 we were given 8 years ago from Diana’s old workplace! Daria has slept with hers every day since and even bathes him! And you can see Janelle nestles hers too.

Speaking of my wonderful midstroke, Janelle is just feeling her first new teeth after losing 7 this year! And she’s pumped to be getting her 6 year molars. I love that unique grin.

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Daria spent all morning in her “baby outfit” (which she wore when she was less than 1 and a doll has been wearing since!). The laughter than ensued… holy!

I feel very blessed to be able to be present. Have time relatively free of schedule, drop offs, lunch making, and programs….

Time to just be.

To enjoy a massage from our precious 3 yr old for 2 nights in a row.

To weed.

To read.

To say “yes” to some of these little ones’ crazier ideas and spontaneous moments.

To be freed from the “time to go here” – zip home – now “time to go there”.