Family Sized Adventure

Yesterday I totally missed posting. We had a busy, fun-filled day, followed by a bedtime cuddle party while Ryan made up stories for Cordelia. Once Brom was asleep, I read my bookclub book, “House of Silk”. Then it was super late and sleep called me. So today I’ll fill you in on yesterday’s fun.

Incase you didn’t know, yesterday marked the 61st anniversary of Lady and The Tramp. It has always been one of my favourite movies, and our children are growing to love it as much as I do. To commemorate the occasion, I bounded as Tramp. ๐Ÿ™‚


Tramp has a carefree life philosophy: “Look, there’s a great big hunk of world down there, with no fence around it. Where two dogs can find adventure and excitement. And beyond those distant hills, who knows what wonderful experiences? And it’s all ours for the taking, Pige. It’s all ours.”

So of course yesterday we needed to grasp the day and see what adventure we could find!

First, we decided to book a Disney trip! Though the count down’s a lot longer than usual, we aren’t going until Sept 2017, but a trip booked is a trip booked! And some very happy kiddos!

Ella wanted to go spend time at a friend’s house, so we dropped her off, grabbed some groceries, then went to find a new playground.

This playground is in SE Edmonton in the new community of Aurora. It was so much fun to pretend to be on space adventures riding shooting stars and blasting off in rocket ships!

It wasn’t the biggest playground, but we had a lot of fun. The theme was wonderful, and we loved the dry river bed! Brom had a blast creating towers with he stones, and hauling them all over the place! (we put them back when he was done.)

This won’t make the top 10 playgrounds for big kids, but for toddlers and preschoolers, this is my favourite so far. ๐Ÿ™‚

After we left the playground, it should have been a 15 minute drive to pick Ella back up. But I must have taken a wrong turn and instead of ending up making a right to head north, I made a right and went south. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I ended up in the community of beaumont. No problem! I could find my way home from there. But I made a wrong turn again. (I have no idea what was up with my navigating yesterday!) I ended up way east of Edmonton and had to head back into the city to get Ella. But it was totally worth it!! We saw a whole pile of bluebirds flying all over the place! I wish I could have gotten picture, they were so gorgeous, and we seldom see them in our area.

Adventures come in big and small, andย we’re doing the best we can to find adventures to bring joy to our family and strengthen our relationships with each other. What adventures has your family been up to lately?

5 Comments Add yours

  1. NaomiR says:

    Hey, I know that playground! My in-laws live two blocks away from there, and J. and I have visited the show homes (and found a dream home) right across the street from the playground. I agree – great for toddlers/preschoolers and even okay for some slightly older.

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    1. Such a small world! We do LOVE some of the homes in that area, but it’s too much of a commute for DH.


  2. Lesley Latimer says:

    If you ended up in Beaumont, why didn’t you come to visit?!

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    1. Because Ryan was supposed to be awake at noon, it was 2:30 and he still wasn’t up, wasn’t answering the phone, and his work needed to get ahold of him. But we’ll be back to explore a playground there next week. ๐Ÿ™‚


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