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Sidney and Victoria with a 4 year old

EVERYTHING MOVES AT A FASTER  PACE WHEN A 4 YEAR OLD IS LEADING THE WAY. WE WENT TO PLAY IN THE PARK WHERE EVERYONE WAS OUR FRIEND. MANY FRIENDS ARE MADE THROUGH KIDS CONNECTIONS…DEFINITELY TRUE WITH THE FRIENDLY ONE WE  HAD FUN PARENT ENCOUNTERS AS SHE  PLAYED. BEAUTIFUL PARKS WITH PLAY EQUIPMENT AND LARGE WELL GROOMED  FIELDS FOR MULTIPLE KINDS OF ACTIVITIES ARE TUCKED IN NEIGHBORHOODS ALL AROUND VANCOUVER ISLAND. FAMILY FRIENDLY AND GREAT PLACE FOR THE ARTS(OUTDOOR SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL,ETC) AND SPORTS OF ALL KINDS.


THE LAVENDER AND GOAT FARM WAS EXTRA EXCITING WITH THE LITTLE ONE. ALAN THE OWNER CAME OVER AND GAVE US DOGGIE TREATS TO FEED THE BEAUTIFUL PYRENEES 12 WEEK PUPPIES  (THEY ARE HUGE)AND NOCTURNAL..HOW ABOUT THAT? ALL ANIMALS ARE LOVED BY KIDS.

COLLECTING SEA GLASS WAS A GREAT ADVENTURE WITH THE SHARP EYES OF A 4 YEAR OLD, THE EARTH FRIENDLY LESSONS ALREADY TAUGHT INCLUDED PICKING UP STYROFOAM AND THINGS NOT WANTED IN THE OCEAN. THAT WAS A BUSY HOUR OF BEACH COMBING. SHE WENT HOME WITH TWO BAGGIES FULL OF SEA GLASS, PERFECT FOR HER ARTIST MOM.

FIRST VISIT TO THE SHAW CENTRE FOR THE SALISH SEA FOR ME. DESIGNED FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE ECOSYSTEM OF THE SALISH SEA. EVERYTHING WAS FROM THE SEA RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR. HOW FUN TO BE LOOKING AT AND TOUCHING THE ANIMALS AT THE SAME TIME YOU ARE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT THE SEA THROUGH THE WINDOWS. INCREDIBLE SETTING. GREAT DOCENTS READY TO HELP THE KIDS (BIG AND LITTLE). SOME INTERESTING CREATURES I’D NEVER SEEN. OF COURSE ON THE WAY OUT A STOP AT THE GIFT SHOP …WE GOT A HERMIT CRAB STUFFY.šŸ˜‹

THEN BUTCHART GARDENS LIKE I’VE NEVER DONE IT…DIDN’T MISS A TURN OR SINGLE PATH. 4 YEAR OLD HAVE EYES TO SEE LITTLE WATERFALLS, STATUES, BUGS, BUTTERFLIES AND SO MANY FABULOUS THINGS IN NATURE THAT ADULTS PASS RIGHT BY. WELL WITH THIS ADVENTUROUS 4 YEAR OLD WE DIDN’T PASS BY ANYTHING. OF COURSE WE HAD TO MADE A WISH AND THROW IN OUR US PENNIES. (CANADA DOESN’T HAVE PENNIES) IN EVERY FOUNTAIN AND SPOT WHERE SHE SAW OTHERS HAD THROWN MONEY. ISN’T THERE SOME KIND OF  WISH RULES ???ONLY SO MANY PER DAY? SHE LOOKED SO CUTE ALL SQUEEZED UP MAKING HER WISH. A SHIRLEY TEMPLE DOUBLE. LUCKILY HER MOM’S A PAINTER …WE DID GET SOME SKETCH BREAKS.

VANCOUVER ISLAND IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE AT KID.

One thought on “Sidney and Victoria with a 4 year old

  1. Peggy, you are perfect for that kind of day! I wish I had been along for the ride! See you in three days!

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