Last weekend we went to Vancouver for a mini vacation. We had a great time visiting with Granny and Grandpa and went on lots of adventures. Here are a bunch of pictures from our trip...
the airport getting ready to go to Vancouver
At Montana's for dinner before our flight
Watching the planes while we wait for dinner
Getting ready to take off
Watching treehouse on the way to Vancouver
Guess who the kids found in Vancouver?
Waiting for Daddy and Grandpa to get home
"Helping" Granny make a trifle for Daddy!
"I LOVE BAKING"
On Friday morning Chrissy's friend Jodi came over for a visit with her 18 month old daughter Grace. We had a great visit and I know Chrissy really enjoyed catching up with Jodi
Having a picnic for lunch
Abby reading Grace a book and Zach listening in
On Friday night we went to Pacific Coliseum to watch Burke and the Seattle Thunderbirds take on the Vancouver Giants. The T-Birds didn't fare so well but we had a great time watching and cheering Uncle Burke on!
Go T-Birds Go
The kids and I watching warm up
There's Uncle Burke
Zachy watching the game. He loves hockey so much!
Nice look Grandpa!
The National Anthem
Burke starting to battle
Some die hard T-Bird fans
Abby waiting to give Uncle Burke a poster she drew for him
One day we went to Granville Island to check things out. There was a huge toy building with roughly 20 toy stores in it. Pretty neat.
Playing in an airplane
walking around at Granville Island
Here are a few random pictures hanging out at Granny and Grandpa's house
Zach playing with his cars and a sweet garage Daddy built
Playing with Daddy and Grandpa on the couch
Zach loving his chocolate chip cookie and milk
Eating chocolate chip cookies after a bath
On Sunday we got up early and drove to Seattle to watch Burke play in a Thunderbirds game. We stopped at every mall and outlet mall on the way. It was a great day.
Not sure how Bri and I ended up together in the back seat but talk about a bonding experience!
Granny riding in the train with the kids
Posing in front of the train ride in the mall
After the mall we headed to Kent Washington to see Burke play. The T-Birds won 4-3 in a shootout. Burke had a fight and a shootout goal. It was awesome!
Walking into the stadium
Zach and I watching warm-up
Watching Burke up close
My 2 favorite T-Birds
It was mascot night at the game. So awesome!
Sitting with Uncle Darrell and Auntie Courtney at the T-Birds game
On Monday we decided to go to the Zoo. We weren't sure what we were getting ourselves into but ended up having a great time even though it started to snow while we were there. We saw lots of cool animals and had some fun on the train.
These guys are the worlds largest rodent. They are called Capybaras
Checking out the Peacock
Zach liked the 2 Lions
Posing in front of a Black Jaguar
Abby having a staring contest with a monkey
2 Giant Hippos, inside staying inside from the cold
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Walking with Granny and Grandpa
Checking out the beautiful tiger
The kids decided to make thier own train on the way to the real train ride
Checking out the cool train engine
The crew riding on the train. It was pretty cool because it went through the entire zoo and gave you a look at all the animals
Checking out the great horned owl. "Hoot Hoot"
Don't worry folks, this is NOT a real Lion, I repeat, the Lion is not real!
Abs with Leo the Lion
On Tuesday we went to an awesome place called Crash Crawlies. It's a giant indoor playgound that also has a train you can ride around on. Very similar to Kidz Quarters here in Sherwood Park except about 4 times bigger. The kids loved it of course! (The adults had some fun too!)
"Hey guys, follow me!"
The kids climbing...
Mum and the kiddies way up high
Zach stuck in a bubble
The kids climbing with Mum and Granny
Granny and Zachy coming down a big slide
Chrissy followed them down
"Look out below"
Granny in the ballpit with big Zach
Abs and Gran taking a break
Zachy and Granny
It wasn't just the kids who were having fun on the jungle gym. Sweet moves Grandpa!
Big smiles on the Train
Zach loved the Train
Abby riding the train
Big Daddy jumping with Abs and Zachy
Granny getting ready to do a bum drop
Grandpa playing with the kids on the trampoline
You guys better be careful or you'll get lost in the ball pit
Abby climbing in the jungle gym
Zach climbing in the jungle gym
Abby, Zach and daddy way up high in the roadster
Coming down the huge twirly-slide
We went to our favorite ice cream shop. 218 flavours ranging from curry to balsamic vinegar to pina colada to apple cinnamon
Zach eating his ice cream
Abby taking a big lick of ice cream
Just relaxing while eating their ice cream
Grandpa, Granny and the kiddies
Zach on the plane ride home
Abby watching a little treehouse on the plane