Life was very busy

Did we mention that Nana Lorraine was in town for a quick visit (and a Girl Guide conference)? That’s this week’s excuse for a lack of postings (which I’m in the middle of rectifying). Mom was really happy to get time out here and enjoyed the conference and even managed to get me back into guiding. I am not sure if I will stay after this year but up until the trip to Quebec with eleven 14-16 year old girls I really enjoyed it.

Nana and Aidan
Nana at the Museum of Anthropology

This weekend past was Labour Day weekend. The weather was gorgeous, so we took advantage of it. Need to get outside before the rainy season starts!

On Sunday we took Aidan to the water park (Yes, I’m aware of the irony of going to the water park during the sunny, dry season before the rain comes). He sure likes holding the hose. And, he sure doesn’t like sharing it. (Last night we were passing a real fire hydrant and he was steering us towards it.)





In fact, he gets right pissed when someone else wants to use the hose! You should have heard the growling!



On Monday we picked Mom up from the Guide camp in the far reaches of Maple Ridge and brought along a picnic basket (thanks CMT!) to have lunch at Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park. After lunch, we went for a bit of a hike, with predictable results.




File this in the “Doh! Should have thought about that!” folder.

You know how those disposable diapers get pretty bulky as whatever chemical inside of them swells as it absorbs moisture? Guess what happens when a toddler (who will not be named) sits his butt down in a pool of water with a fresh diaper?

It explodes!

Well, pretty much. It swells so quickly that water-absorbed crystals erupt from the lining of the diaper. Man, the stuff was everywhere. Hopefully we got it all cleaned up … I can’t imagine that it’s particularly healthy to eat.

Here’s some pictures of the boy recreating the incident, but with a swim diaper on.


No, I don’t know why he was trying to lie in the water.


He’s not drinking the water — he’s blowing bubbles. No, really.


The Amazing Climbing Boy will climb anything!
All text amended from Anthony’s earlier posts. I am quite happy to take my husband’s hard work and make it my own.

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