Thursday, November 3, 2011

Historical Halloween

On Halloween day, the kids dressed as historical figures for school.

Léah as Benazir Bhutto

Gabriel as Steve Jobs

Naimah as Jane Goodall

And their parents as the Solid Gold dancers

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

All Hallows' Eve

Léah as Mother Nature (costume homemade by Léah)

Gabriel as the Grim Reaper

Naimah as a Spider Princess

Ready to go trick-or-treating

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Whistler Blackcomb, BC

We spent the past weekend enjoying Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler Olympic Plaza is the site where global audiences gathered nightly to see the best athletes in the world step up to the podium at Victory Ceremonies during the 2010 Winter Games.

The alpine hiking trails are a major highlight during the summer months. There are 50 kilometres of hiking and walking trails covering both mountains.

Near the peak before heading to the top of Whistler Mountain.

The Inuksuk before heading up to the peak.


At the peak - 2180m (7152ft).

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Compassionate Resource Warehouse

We spent a good part of Saturday organizing and packing donations to bring to the Compassionate Resource Warehouse.

Our shipment was scheduled to be sent to Sudan. We showed the kids on the map how far our items would be travelling and explained about the hardships in that area.

Map picture

Monday, August 29, 2011


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gabriel the Builder

Building a crane.

Building a robot out of a pop can (careful, they can become sentient and rebel against their creators).

Building a princess castle for his little sister.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gorge Waterway

The body of water known simply as “The Gorge” to Victoria locals is a narrow inlet that connects Victoria Harbour to Portage Inlet.... The Gorge has a rich history as an important spiritual place and fishing area for First Nations, and a fishing, bathing and recreational area for early Victoria residents.

The Selkirk train trestle has been converted to a pedestrian and cycle bridge that forms part of the highly used Galloping Goose multi-use trail.


Last Sunday, we explored The Gorge on our bicycles.

Getting ready to cycle

Yes, CamelBaks do come in pink for the little princesses on your shopping list.