Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spring in February

We have had the most amazing weather this month. Balmy! One Saturday we caught spring fever and so we piled in the car and headed up to Deception Pass. It was a beautiful day at the beach full of exploring, hiking, climbing, tidepooling, jumping on waves, stomping in puddles,throwing rocks, getting wet and sandy, and having a wonderful time.

It was the first time I have really gone tidepooling with Sam. When I heard Sam exclaim, "anemones lots of anemones! and "look I found a hermit crab"and see him discover snails, limpets, barnacles, sea stars, chitons and crabs with the enthusiasm usually reserved for seeing Buzz Lightyear at Disneyland - It sure made this mom proud :)
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Olympic Fever

Have you caught Olympic Fever?

The Olympic Cauldron in Vancouver, BC

We did. We took a trip up to Vancouver, BC to be part of the Olympic experience. It was awesome to feel the Olympic spirit and see all the Canadians in all their Team Canana wear cheering on their team. They really do like their hockey. We watched Olympic events on the big outdoor screens, enjoyed street entertainment, partied at LiveCity celebration sites, played games, won prizes and head a great time.

Sam competing in the preschool street relays

Enjoying the street entertainment in Vancouver, BC

MJ enjoyed the Olympic mascots

Sam cheering on Team Canada during the Canada vs Switzerland on the big outdoor screen

MJ enjoying her Olympic mascot Sumi in the Coke pavilion

In the Coke pavilion they will take a picture of you holding the Olympic torch. Pretty cool, huh?