Tag: activities

Fall Outdoor Activities Challenge – Week 5

This week, with Halloween just around the corner, we predictably went to our local pumpkin patch for our weekly fall outdoor activity.  This was a repeat of our less then successful trip to the patch last year when the twins were only 1.5yrs old.  Last year’s story sounds like a hit country song:  ‘Tears in the Pumpkin Patch’.  What a difference a year makes as this year the tears were… Read more →

Summer Reading

We previously wrote the blog “Read to Your Kids Before Bed Everyday” and I thought this needed an update. We still strongly believe in reading to you children everyday.  It takes some time to do but it is worth it, for the kids and youself.  We just signed Annika with the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club.  She is in… Read more →

Giving Our Five Year Old More Freedom

A little while back we had a family outing to a very nice beach just North of where we live.  It was one nice day in all the terrible rainy weather we had been having, so we thought we better take advantage and do something outside.  The grandparents happened to be in town with their trailer and were accompanied with friends visiting from Australia. … Read more →

How to Make a Bird Nest Ball

The other day I was a the garden supply store and I came across bird nest balls for helping your backyard bird friends gather building materials to make their nests.  I thought to myself that this was a great idea for a craft I can do with the kids.  The store was changing $7 per ball!  I wonder if someone will… Read more →

Goat Farm with Kids

We had one of the quintessential spring outings with the kids last week.  We went to visit a small farm that belongs to my cousin in Fanny Bay, BC.  They call themselves Snapdragon Dairy.  Here are a few links describing what they do.  One from Infocus Magazine and one from Eyes On BC.  We didn’t have any crazy things happen… Read more →

Indoor Multi-Cache for Kids

Easter weekend and the weather is horrible.  We were hoping to at least do some family activities; like go for a family picnic, find some geocaches, have an Easter egg hunt in the back yard, or visit a farm.  The stormy weather outside changed these plans in a hurry.  A little rain would not stop us but a full out storm has kept us… Read more →