Take Advantage of the Long Weekend
Sunday Afternoon at the Williams
We really did want to go over earlier, but
the combination of us being sick, the Williams being sick, a trip
to Hong Kong, moving and the them coming out and visiting us, it
has been a long while since we went to White Rock for a
visit. We finally got a chance to remedy the situation.
Having a back yard of your own can be pretty fantastic. In a
public park you need to be aware of the people around you - is
your daughter going to run in front of a bike or push over a
smaller child. In your own backyard (or a borrowed family
back yard) you have fewer of these concerns. Of course
playing with someone elses toys is great too!
It's been quite a while since we have visited James. He has
grown up a lot since I last saw him!
people and staying overnight is quite a big ask - with a child, we
have quite a bit of stuff (we are getting better) and we need to
follow a schedual or the kid misses naps and everybody pays for
it. My grandparents are getting on in years (roughly 90) so we
were a bit worried about staying over.
Short answer - we shouldn't have
been so worried. People adapt to having kids around and
the joy of seeing a great grand child smooths over the minor
My aunt Jenny was kind enough to organize a picnic so all of the
family came to use for a visit. Nara did well with so many
"kind of new" people.
course it's good to see everyone else as well. Seeing your
extended family once a year at Christmas gets a little sad so it's
worth the effort to get out.
There is lots to do in the Courtenay/Comox area. We decided to
go for a walk on the breakwater because I remember a near by
playground (Marina Park) was quite good. The boardwalk was
good for a run around.
also visited Kai Beach. We live fairly close to kits beach but
we don't go very often. Kai beach was a little cool (we have
had a cool summer) but still lots of fun to walk around a dig up
For younger children, having a set of keys will often attract their
attention and help make a good photo. Nara now seems mostly
past that. The new trick is the "I'm going to get you!"
game. A parent can do that off camera and Nara will focus on
the parent and what is going on around her. It worked out
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