Tuesday, 12 June 2018

4. Sunday visiting in Vancouver

Each moment is to be cherished.

1. Off to YVR!
2. Vancouver and kidlets!
3. Saturday Queen Elizabeth Park

Sunday, June 3rd

I checked the weather forecast first thing. We were concerned about Lake Louise. We were going there Monday. It was warming up! I wisely repacked with much warmer clothes as we were in for a chilly time. Even Vancouver wasn't all that warm.

They'd had 10 cm snow just a few days prior. The lows were pretty low! Happily, it looked like a warmer day on Monday, much warmer than the single-digit temperatures they'd predicted last week.

Breakfast in Starbucks, again. People watching. The bus was very full, early on a Sunday morning.
We toddled over to the kids' home for visiting.
Nana came over after breakfast, she lives a 20-minute drive away. We took a photo of the two grammas, Stacie, and the two grandies. We had a fine visit.

 Cluny and Grampa Joe played a game.

Playtime, songs, and toddler drama!

Cluny 1 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Cluny 2 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Jesse ordered a sushi platter delivered for us for lunch. Hurray for being in the city! Then, Nana went home.

We divided and conquered, as Grampa suggested. I'd forgotten those sleepless nights, with a month-old who needed settling.
 Jesse and JB took Cluny to another gym time, it was rainy. Stacie and I... well, I held the baby, while Stacie got tidied up. It was good being useful!
They returned...
These are their co-op garden roses.

After gym time, the three of them played with the train set, a hand-me-down from a neighbour.

After this, more snuggles as we tried to settle Bryony.

The rain had stopped, and we went walkies around the block. First, we went puddle jumping. Cluny wore her splash suit. Grampa cheered her on!
puddle jumping from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

There is lots to see, and fun to be had. They are both fine parents.
playtime from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

This is an infill home, long and skinny.

This home sold for $1.7 million. It is all about location.

Off to the local school's park, and a monkey tree. Cluny knows about these, as her Nana has some at her home.

 It is a beautiful city. Many have done away with needy grass in lieu of plants.

With the high costs of land in Vancouver smaller homes, like these, are going to be torn down to build higher occupancy housing. Young people want the vibrancy of the city, the access to reasonably-priced housing.

We said our goodbyes, and toddled off for the evening. This is our landlord's garage.
The next day, Monday, we were off to the airport, and then to Calgary. From there, we had planned for a car rental, and two days in Lake Louise, at a resort.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
There really is a sense of joy in these shots... Cluny is a darling! YAM xx

Nancy J said...

What high prices for small homes, just the same in Auckland NZ. How can young couples ever manage to own one? Love the family videos, puddle splashing is such fun.

Red said...

Vancouver is a beautiful city but I'm always glad to get out of there. Now lake Louise...beautiful but not much else. I've attended conferences there. I prefer to be high above Lake Louise looking down on it.

William Kendall said...

Fun shots and videos!

Christine said...

Enjoyed your videos, wow Lake Louise coming up!

Linda said...

Lovely roses! Adorable children.