Island Adventures

We're packing as much fun as we possibly can into summer around here. After our test camping trip, we hopped on two ferries and visited Vancouver Island for a few days. We went to Victoria first - one of my favourite cities and the place I lived for seven years. We still have a few… Continue reading Island Adventures

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Camping with Kids – Part 1

This past weekend we camped with two kids for the first time. This year Peter and I decided to invest a bit into camping as much as possible with our girls. One of the first "big" purchases we made after we were married was our two-person hiking tent. We've used it quite a bit since,… Continue reading Camping with Kids – Part 1

What March Looked Like

Does this picture sum up how Pearl feels about her baby sister? Actually, Pearl is a great big sister and is often (not always) eager to help. She likes to get me diapers and blankets and choose clothes for Rose. She likes to bring Rose toys when Rose fusses and will gleefully tell me when… Continue reading What March Looked Like

Spring Break 2017: Oregon Coast

Over the past six and a half years of marriage, Peter and I have tried to take advantage of Spring Break as much as we can. In 2012, we were young and broke but wanted to get out of town so we spent a few days in Washington, as cheaply as possible and had a… Continue reading Spring Break 2017: Oregon Coast

Pearl’s First Camping Trip

Peter and I have camped several times together in the years that we've known each other. We've camped with friends or just the two of us but we've never camped with a toddler. Until now! When it comes to parenting, I'm learning that often you simply have to take the plunge. We've always known that… Continue reading Pearl’s First Camping Trip

Our Summer So Far

Our summer got off to a hectic start and things are just beginning to settle down again. At the tail end of June, we headed to the Okanagan for a wedding. We left directly after Peter got off work on the Friday and drove straight, taking the Coquihalla Highway. (Well, one stop of burgers at… Continue reading Our Summer So Far

Book Review: Children’s Travel Books by Miroslav Sasek (Reading with Pearl)

If you're not familiar with Miroslav Sasek's travel books for children, you should be. Filled with colourful pictures and facts about cities around the world, the books are beautiful and interesting. And not just for children. But children do enjoy them! A Czech writer and illustrator, Sasek was first inspired to write about Paris, condensing… Continue reading Book Review: Children’s Travel Books by Miroslav Sasek (Reading with Pearl)