Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Aspen's Birthday

It was my sweet little niece's birthday celebration last week.  First we made cupcakes, then went up the lake in the late afternoon.  It was warm and beautiful.

Then we went back to my parents' for cupcakes (raspberry chocolate chip) and yummy local ice cream.  Happy birthday, little girl!

Doukhobor Day

Craig's grandparents are visiting for a couple days and we took them to the Doukhobor museum this morning.  We've never been there either, so it was fun to play tourist with them :)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Camping at Summit Lake

These are from our first evening camping a couple weeks ago. Camping in a small tent with young kids is a bit challenging...as is hiking with tired children.  Still, it was beautiful, and there were marshmallows and bats and lots and lots of rocks to throw in the lake :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Canada Day

We decided to head over to Nelson yesterday evening for Canada Day (there are no fireworks in Castlegar, sad).  The historic streetcar runs for free on the holiday and the girls were very excited as they love trains.  Sunny kept calling it a school bus.

This is what happens when you ask your husband to hold your ice cream so you can take a photo, he feeds it to the children.

Mostly we just spent hours on the playground.

She wants to do everything her big sister does, even if Ria is already off to the next thing.

And then there were fireworks with my family snuggled around me.  It was the first time the girls had seen fireworks (they don't start until dark, which is around 10:00 this time of year) and they loved them.  It was so fun sharing it with them, fireworks turn us all into little kids again, I think.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tiger Lilies

Peonies are my favourite garden flower (and possibly poppies) but Tiger Lilies are by far my favourite wild flower.  I love how they look like little lanterns, just the colour of a mandarin orange.