Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Short Long Weekend

I had an awesome time this past weekend in Victoria. The weather was amazing, we got to see and do lots of neat things, and best of all, I got to spend three days with this munchkin.




When I arrived we drove straight from the ferry terminal to the annual Highland Games. Here's Lucy watching the sheep shearing demonstration. I'm always happy to encourage her about anything to do with the world of fibre.




Sunday we went to the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sydney. Lucy loved it there! Here she is looking at an overhead display.




It took her awhile to gather up the courage to put her hand in this touching pool.




After a picnic lunch we headed to one of Lucy's favourite beaches. She splashed, and giggled and ran around the whole time we were there.




She was a little sad when we had to leave, but was too exhausted to put up much of a fuss.




Monday we went for a long walk along the waterfront. I love being by the ocean - the smells and sounds and sights are so different than they are inland.




Of course, there was lots of time spent playing at home too. Lucy loves her Mr. Potato Head, and thought it was hilarious to wear his glasses.




I caught the 3:00 ferry home on Monday, and, unbelievably for the middle of May, it was warm enough to sit out on the deck all the way home. The scenery for the first half of the ride is stunning.




That was definitely the shortest long weekend ever!

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20 comments:

  1. Hey Kristie,
    What a lovely post. Lucy looks very cool in her floral glasses. And clearly a water baby.
    Leanne xx

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  2. Hey Kristie, Lucy looks so grown up and the pictures you have taken of her are all so lovely! She must bring you all such joy, the weekend must have been far too short! Sarah x

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  3. What a joyful post Kristie. Lucy is the cutest munchkin I have seen in a long time. I hope you'll see her again soon. x

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  4. Ah, the sea is so lovely isn't it. I'm glad you had such a good time, I can see why it flew by so quickly. CJ xx

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  5. Lucy is growing up SO FAST! Wow! Your weekend looks lovely!

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  6. Looks like you had a great time! Love that picture of Lucy playing in the water...she seems to be having so much fun!!

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  7. Looks like a wonderful weekend, some special memories made to treasure. The glasses made me smile, she is such a sweetheart.

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  8. We visited Vancouver Island in the late 90's as a family. It was a wonderful trip. The ferry ride got rather exciting when there was a short blockade by fishermen at one of the islands we stopped at on the way. They got the attention they desired as it was being covered by a news helicopter. The sun shown the whole time we were there. Loved Butchart Gardens and Newcastle Island, and many other things--even got to see the Queen from a distance! Lucy is a sweetheart, indeed.

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  9. I love Lucy's glasses - and Mr Potato Head's!! She looks very cute in them. Although she looks so cute in all of the pictures!!! Glad you had a lovely time!! xx

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  10. Adorable child! And that sea water is so clear!!

    So glad it was such a good weekend xxx

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  11. so so nice you were with your family and enjoying that little one. So glad you could get there and back in a timely manner as well!!

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  12. You've had a wonderful time...that is so clear in the text and photographs.

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  13. Wonderful memories made with your darling Lucy, she is growing up so fast. It looks absolutely gorgeous where you were visiting.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  14. Lucy is such a little lady now, Kristie, and I love her floral glasses. Good thinking, interest her in the world of fibre - catch 'em young, I say. We are enjoying Mr Potato Head here, too. Such a funny toy. See you soon :)

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  15. Looks like one of the best weekends you can have!!! So, so cute! I love the ocean, too. It is very different, and therefore very intriguing!

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  16. What a lovely time, and Lucy seriously rocks those sunglasses! :-)

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  17. Looks fantastic. Lucy is such a sweety, growing up so fast, love her sunglasses

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  18. So so cute!! They are such a joy at that age. Such beautiful scenery reminds me of our trip over to the island a few years ago.

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  19. Shortest, but looks like one of the best. It's always surprising to see how Lucy has grown while everyone else looks the same. But that's how it goes. I like that she was cautious about sticking her hands into the water with all of those weird things! :)

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