Friday, June 21, 2013


so we've been waiting for the work on our van to be done now for what seems like forever... the work being a pop-top roof bed so that we can all sleep in there comfortably.. there's only one guy in the whole of B.C. (and maybe canada?) who does this to vans like ours... and he was booked solid until october.. but he managed to squeeze in our roof so we could be all set up for our roadtrip... we picked it up today... and we leave tomorrow!!

we passed some time in rather awesome steveston park over in richmond this afternoon while we were waiting..

..and a couple of iphone pics of the finished article below...!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


 'striding' recently got a whole lot more fun when roo's best friend got an early birthday present.. a sparkly green strider!

we are really pleased with the strider balance bike, both roo and olivia are loving riding them and it's amazing to see their balance and co-ordination improve all the time. the bikes are super light too so when roo gets tired it's no problem to hang it over the handle of my stroller or even carry it! i am now seriously looking into picking up a bike for myself! it's totally given me the urge to go biking and remember how fun it is!! keep posted for developments on this and baby benji in a bike trailer!

this is the first time roo and liv went for a ride-out together a week or two ago at ambleside... and bumped into mr parrot! kinda random but cool!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


whoah two posts in as many days.. i'm doing well this week!

a few pics from father's day!

and this was only the morning.. we had round two of biking/hiking in the afternoon!

the blur is his foot!

Monday, June 17, 2013


i'm only just getting round to posting these pics from our okanagan weekend... such is life with a nine month and almost three year old..!

we had a fun time doing camp-life with friends, a spot of climbing/hiking and a lot of biking (striding)! the trip was a good test for our van prior to leaving for the 'big' roadtrip later this week.. we had been a little worried about how long distance driving was going to go with benji as.. how can i put it... he has a very very good set of lungs on him.. but he was amazing! the trip out there from vancouver is around 5 hours and he did so well, no crying at all on the way there and just a little towards the end on the return journey.

our campsite was amazing, we had a lovely spot was right by the lake, super peaceful (until we got there ha). most campgrounds in the okanagan are so expensive during high season but june is still off-season so the prices were a little more reasonable, we decided an early june okanagan trip might have to turn into a yearly tradition.

so the van is currently in the shop having it's roof sawn off and the transformation into pop-top camper will be complete by this thursday... all going well!

some of these pics are from my iphone, the rest are with the 'real camera' as usual. i don't feel like i took enough pics.. again, such is life with a nine month and almost three year old..!

i think cedar had a great birthday by the way.. most of it spent lounging in the sun ha.

taken out of the window on the journey there. 

 cedar approves of the campspot




home-time cedar!