|My guest photographer|
|The sunset...pretty great shot I think!|
|Enjoying dinner on the beach|
The forecast for Saturday and Sunday can only have been described as one thing...HOT! So what does a family in Vancouver do when it's hot? Go to the beach, of course! We also invited one of Coralie's friends to join us for the day, which was a nice treat for her being off school and missing her school friends, but also a challenge for us, being that we were travelling the 28 km return trip to Jericho Beach and back. On the way, Karli, our extra traveller for the day, marvelled at many of the sights our kids have come to take for granted. She also got the privilege of taking a turn riding the trail-a-bike, which she absolutely loved. The idea of riding without training wheels was so exciting for her that when I told her if she got tired of pedalling, she could just rest her legs and let Chris do the work in front, she told me she wanted to keep pedalling, and did for probably 15 kms of our journey!
|Coralie and her friend Karli, enjoying a ride in the trailer|
|Chris and I holding hands on the ride to Jericho Beach|
|Science World..."because we go there sometimes", I am told|
|Olympic Village and the birds|
|The harbour in False Creek near Granville Island|
|The view of low tide at Jericho Beach|
Sunday proved to be yet another busy day. After all the biking on Saturday, we opted for public transit, and knowing we were headed into a bit of insanity, it was an excellent idea. So just before lunch, we hopped on the Skytrain and went downtown for the 34th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade. Last year was the first time we took the kids to the parade, and Coralie told us it was the best parade EVER! and this year was no less amazing. Everyone was so happy, both in the parade and the crowds watching, and we couldn't help smiling the whole time. Etienne doesn't fully understand the importance of the parade, but it's great to be able to share this with both my children. I'm also quite proud of Coralie, knowing that when I explained the point of the parade to her, her response was basically, "of course anyone can love anyone".
|Enjoying the colour and excitement of pride|
|Coralie was enjoying Kits pool too much, so this shot is care of Chris|