Learning all about gators at Gatorland – Q’s views

  Hi, this is Q and I am going to talk about my vacation in February. I'm sorry it took so long, but here it is. I wanted to split it up into three posts for you to read, and I want to start with our visits to Gatorland and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. First, we took a trip to visit Gatorland. My mom, my grandma Lola and I all went to Gatorland. Once we got there, the … [Read more...]

Confessions of a first time camp mum

A couple of weeks ago, Q went to summer camp for the very first time. He spent a week there, well, 5 nights and 6 days, I guess, and in truth, it was the first time (aside from his time in the NICU, of course) he has ever spent a night away from either us or my parents in the nearly 8 years he's been alive. So what on earth possessed us to send him, you ask?  Let me back this up a … [Read more...]

Family adventures on a budget – Cultus Lake 

We are almost midway through summer break (gasp!) and if your family is anything like mine, you are starting to get tired of the same old playgrounds and regular day to day activities. I know that we can only visit the nearby school park and scoot around the neighbourhood so many times before hearing the dreaded "can we do something else now?" And with so many days of summer (seriously, I think … [Read more...]

Junior Ranger

Yesterday an envelope arrived from the Statue of Liberty, addressed to Q. Inside was this letter and not one but 2 Junior Ranger badges from Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. It was a very exciting surprise, as this was completely unexpected. When we visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, we noticed that the Parks Department had signs for the Junior Ranger program around. In … [Read more...]

A visit to the Museum of Natural History

When we had our whirlwind trip to NYC a couple of months ago for my dad's memorial service, one of the things that Q wanted to do most was to visit the Museum of Natural History. He was very excited at the possibility of visiting there, as it was featured on an episode or two of Wild Kratts, as well as the Night at the Museum movies (but mostly because of the Wild Kratts, ha). Before we went, … [Read more...]