when we were young…

writing with passion, living with vision and acting with intention

A few of his favourite things…


This past Friday was one of those days that you send photo updates to the relatives about. It was sunny, the babies were happy, we strolled around Stanley Park with a friend from Pender Island and had free lunch at the yacht club (courtesy of our friend, Mr. Tam).

The thing that originally brought us on this most recent visit to Vancouver’s jewel was The Cob House that was built there in 2004 to promote sustainable building practices. It’s funny that I haven’t mentioned it before but this is something Jesse and I are very passionate about. We hope to build our own cob home one day.

cob house, stanley park, sustainable building

Courtesy of stanleyparkecology.ca

Our friend is a member of the yacht club and took us for lunch there. I didn’t think it was possible to enjoy dining out with babies but my hat is off to this establishment. You simply write down your order, take it to the cook and pick up your food when ready.  I could not have been happier and the boys even sat without incident at our patio table.

happy babies, dining out, sunshine, stanley park yacht club

play food, sharing, eating out, yacht club

Shae’s first castle had a tube slide to conquer and my brave little man paused only briefly before coasting through the darkness.

Stanley Park playground, wonderment, challenge

challenge, excitement, thrill

This shot was all Shae’s idea. It’s like he knew exactly what it was there for. On that note, if you’re looking for some fun activities to do with the kids this spring break and Easter weekend, they have an egg hunt down by the Miniature Train and by the looks of it, games and activities at certain times/days.

posed shot

This day was really Shae’s day. Both boys slept peacefully on the ride home. Mama happy, Daddy happy, Shae happy, Oliver happy (as Shae would say).

real ducks, quack quack, geese, wonderment


Author: whenwewereyoung...

A stay at home mom of two boys under two, love TED talks, swing dancing and of course, writing. When we were young is my sharing of motherhood, the beautiful, the ugly, the happy, the sad and the world my boys are growing up in.

6 thoughts on “A few of his favourite things…

  1. I love Stanley Park it has so many memories for me. It will always be somewhere I visit.

  2. I don’t recognize it at all. Is this castle New? Beautiful pics.:-)

  3. It looks like you had a fun day! 🙂 Don’t you love it when you find places to eat that are kid friendly?!

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