2011 Vacation Pt. 1

This week we are on vacation. Jon has the week off and we are doing some fun and hopefully relaxing things as a family. We just want to enjoy some new experiences and love on each other! Having Livi really understand what we are doing and being able to voice what she thinks is really fun this year! She is so excited to leave for camping tomorrow! I’m excited to see how she does 🙂
We already enjoyed part one of our time off! Saturday we took Livi to Build-A-Bear to make herself and Sofie a special stuffed animal. She chose matching bunnies for both. We had to get some ear bows and flowers in order to tell them apart. We also sprung for the beating hearts. The idea of both my girls having matching toys with a heart that really beat across the world from each other kind of choked me up 🙂 Build-a-Bear was such a fun place. The staff were amazing! Livi was a little overwhelmed but she enjoyed herself! 
She chose two matching bunnies for herself and Sofie 🙂
Then she took them to be stuffed with “cookies and ice cream”.

She gave each bunny a special beating heart that she had to rub on her ears so they would listen, rub on her nose so they wouldn’t snore, and kiss to fill them with love!

Next we took the bunnies to the bath to scrub any extra fluff off them!

All done! Sofie’s bunny got flowers on her ears and Livi’s got bows 🙂

She insisted on carrying them all by herself!
After a failed nap attempt at our friends house, we went off to the Jazz Festival in Gastown! It was quite busy and Livi was running on minimal sleep but she did pretty good until dinner time at 6pm. Her bed time is usually about 7:30pm so we were expecting a meltdown of some sort to come earlier than that. We listened to some sweet music, made a flip book for Livi, and enjoyed a delicious meal at Six Acres in view of one of the stages so we could still hear some great world jazz!

Enjoying a jazz trio.

Family shot!

Silly faces at dinner.

Enjoying? a lime?

We slept over at our friends house and when I woke up 5:30am I found her like this!
Sunday morning we went to see all the fish at the Vancouver Aquarium! Livi was so excited! 

She got to touch sea stars!

Peering in at the dolphins!

The Beluga whales were pretty neat to see too!
We had a pretty fabulous and sleep deprived weekend. We came home after the aquarium and had a 3.5 hour nap! We all needed it. After supper we finished packing and loading up the car for camping tomorrow! Part two of our vacation will come when we get back!

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