Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here is a little jig for you all on St. Patrick's day. :)

Saturday, 14 March 2015

An Early Spring Hike

We went exploring yet another different section of the Mission Creek Trails this morning. We really enjoy that there are so many different places to go for a walk here in Kelowna.
Asher was totally stocked, we brought no "baby backpack" to carry him or stroller, he was free and he loved it. He did so well keeping up, actually more often then not he was leading the way, walking stick and all.
The 4 Foulds adventurers.
As we were hiking along, the path was along the bottom of a big steep hill with a plateau at the top. We wondered what was at the top and when we got to a fork in the path where one side went up we took it. It was really steep, but we made it, up and back down again, and this is what we saw at the top. Early spring in Kelowna mean fruit tree pruning time, and the only time of the year burning is allowed. All the black hoses you see are for the irrigation for the trees. In this field the old trees had been taken down, likely to make way for new smaller higher yield trees to be planted.
We came across the biggest pine I think I have ever seen. It took the 3 of them to give it a big hug.
We found teeny-tiny flowers. :)
We also came across an old shelter someone had made.
We had a wonderful morning out in nature. 
It sure was tiring for a certain small cute boy. :)

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Happy Birthday to Corban!

Mr. Corban is 7!
This was a year of 2 birthdays for Corban, we celebrated with family on Saturday and had a bit more birthday fun on Sunday too. Next year when he turns 8 he will get a real birthday. :)
Corban is such a neat guy, and he loves to learn. Learning about animals, and the earth and environment are some of his favourite things to learn about. Corban enjoys listening to CBC radio and learning from what he hears there as well. He learned recently about the tick infestation in the moose up in northern BC and went on to tell his teachers at school all about it.
Corban has also a growing rock and mineral collection and would like to be a "miner" when he grows up.
Corban loves to play and build with Lego. He continues to love board games, and playing with playdoh. His love for books continues, and he is working on learning to read. He really enjoys being outside, going for hikes or playing in the backyard. 
Corban loves his siblings, they are his favourite playmates, even though they don't always get along.

Corban is enjoying learning to play piano.

We love our Corban Barry so much, he is getting so big and it is hard to believe that he is 7 years old already. He is curious, smart, and loving and we are so glad that he is our boy!
Happy Birthday Corban!

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Kangaroo Farm Fun from the Summer

So it is the time of the year when winter is (hopefully) coming to an end. It is the time I don't like, the snow is melting, it isn't pretty anymore, and things just look blah.
Perfect time to look back at picture from last summer and to look forward to the summer coming up!
I have yet to share these ones from our first summer here in Kelowna. (Uncle) Mark & (Soon-to-officially-be-Auntie) Erin (wedding happening in early summer 2015!) invited us to join them at the Kangaroo Creek Farm just outside of Kelowna. It was a really fun time, the kids loved it, and so did us adults.
We got hold baby kangaroos!
There were a few albino kangaroos at the farm, this was the baby albino.

Kangaroos like to eat willow tree leaves.
There were adult kangaroos hopping about and eating leaves that people were offering them.
There are also sugar gliders and they were lots of fun too, the climbed all over us. Can you find the sugar glider in each of the next 5 pictures? :)

There were birds too, who liked to perch on peoples heads.

And there were some of these guys, capybaras, such funny creatures. :)

We are planning to go back this summer, it is such a great place!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Ian & I in Austin

In the end of December Ian and I had the chance to go to Austin Texas for our friend Cameron's wedding. We turned it into a little get-a-way, and had such a wonderful time just being the two of us.

The wedding was at the beautiful Barr Mansion.

We went to the Zilker Botanical Garden.
Even though it was winter in Texas, there was a lot more life in all the plants then up here in Canada, including roses.

We checked out the Texas Memorial Museum.
And the State Capital.
We also went to see a show called Shen Yun, and ate all our meals in peace, with no children. 
We love our kids, but it was so good to have time together. :)
Thank you Barry, Donna, and Jem for taking care of the kids while we were gone!