Wednesday, July 28, 2010

silly rabbit

Saw this little guy in a field near the beach the other day. I guess he decided to be a little ham and stick his tongue out at us when we took the picture... he looks rather smug, doesn't he?

Monday, July 26, 2010

summer walks

Hope everyone had a great weekend! The weather was hot and sunny here in Vancouver, so we headed out for lots of stroller walks with the little one. Check out some of our city photos. The top ones are taken one evening from the seawall at False Creek (near where Olympic Village is) and the bottom one is taken one afternoon from Jericho Beach. Enjoy the scenic views! Happy Monday!

Friday, July 23, 2010

mellow jello

Thought I would share some cool pics we took at the Vancouver Aquarium on our last visit... there are quite a few tanks there displaying jelly fish. They are so mesmerizing to watch, and such odd creatures... I could spend hours in front of these tanks... oooohhh, so mellow (yes, I am that easily amused). Not to shabby of photos for taking them through the thick reflective glass, huh?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

signs of life

Woohoo! Upon watering my little garden this morning, there are signs of life! We have three tomatoes on our little plant so far... hopefully some more to come. Now we'll just have to wait until they turn red. Hmmm, I think waiting is the hardest part... will they ripen faster if I keep staring at them? (Yes, I am a bit impatient sometimes).

Monday, July 19, 2010

water flowers

The pond at Van Dusen Botanical Garden is wall to wall lilly pads... it almost feels like you can walk across them (but, please don't try). We didn't spot any frogs on our stroll across the wooden bridge, but did spot some gorgeous blooms hidden amongst the green pads. I almost thought they were fake (they aren't). Hope everyone is having a Happy Monday!

Friday, July 16, 2010

tune in!

Exciting news! Tune in today to CiTR Radio 101.9 FM in Vancouver and listen to my hubby Roger on NardWuar, the Human Serviette's Radio Show! They'll be chatting about local music and record stores from their youth. And who is NardWuar, you may ask? Well, you may know him from his music interviews on MuchMusic, or you may know him from the band The Evaporators... any which way... check out his site here, since he has some pretty awesome interviews with some musical celebrities. (The Snoop Dog interview is one of my faves -- see it under the Archived Interviews section).

Show is Friday, June 16th
3:30 - 5:00 pm (Pacific)
101.9 CiTR FM

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

one month already?

Wow... not sure where the time has gone, but it has already been 5 weeks since the little one arrived! So just wanted to post some baby photo updates... the top one is Jasper at 2 weeks old.. and yes, this was taken right after he has eaten, which explains the huuuuge smile. Bottom one is Jasper at one month rockin' his little hoodie. Ok, I will stop myself there, before I start gushing and uploading every photo I have of him... the curse of digital cameras!

Monday, July 12, 2010

whooooo's that up in the tree?

Spotted last week on one of our stroller walks in the park... two fluffy baby owls sitting high up in the tree and curious as can be. It is rare that I ever see real owls in trees around these parts, let alone two baby ones! Aren't they cuties? It even looks like one of them is smiling and giving the other one a kiss in the top photo.

Friday, July 9, 2010

garden party

Ok, after much delay, I am finally uploading the photos of our teeny summer patio garden. This year we have a tomato plant, rosemary, chives, and some hot pepper plants. And just to clarify, my green thumb is largely due to Home Depot (the only thing this year that was grown from seed are the chives). But that's not really cheating, right?... I mean, the plants are thriving, so the 'ol thumb is somewhat green?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

shoe fetish

I will admit, I loooove shoes and bags... and now that the pregnancy is over and my feet have finally lost their puffy swollen status, I can finally start wearing all my shoes again! Hooray! To celebrate (since, yes, it is a thing to celebrate when one has to wear the same pair of darn shoes for two months straight) we visited the Museum of Vancouver to take a peek at their new exhibit... which is on shoes, of course! But not just any 'ol shoes... the exhibit is a fashion retrospective on shoes of John Fluevog, Peter Fox and Ken Rice (entitled Fox, Fluevog & Friends). After seeing all the shoes on display, I have a huge hankering for some retail therapy.

Monday, July 5, 2010

hey, little lady...

Saw this cute little lady sitting pretty and content on a leaf whilst on one of our stroller walks. Hmmm... might be a lady, or maybe it's a boy ladybug... not sure. Must be hard being a boy ladybug... they must really hate all the name-calling.

Friday, July 2, 2010

country time

Now that summer is officially here, one of our favourite things to do is to venture to the local farms to buy fresh produce. We picked up some organic strawberries and spinach at the the Westham Island Herb Farm in Ladner over the weekend.... um, and yes, the strawberries have already all been devoured... yum! (I knew we should have bought the flat instead of the basket!) I think we'll have to head back soon to get some more! Check out this cute farm if you happen to be in the area... they have tons of fresh veggies, fruit, flowers and herbs. Oh yes, and speaking of herbs... I will post soon on my teeny tiny balcony garden... off to take some pics!