Linda's Canadian Adventure

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Linda | December 23, 2011, 9:57 pm

Visitors from Holland!

Posted by: Linda | September 15, 2011, 7:24 am

The first visitors from Holland have arrived. Lisette, Ronen and Danielle are in the Rocky Mountains at the moment. Oma is here as well and spends lots of time with her two grand children.

Oma and Mari

Danielle and Alex were instant friends!

TV appearance

Posted by: Linda | March 16, 2011, 10:54 am

One of the volunteers at work was showcased in a tv show on Shaw. I got interviewed as well. I like the part about Dave, the part with me is too boring!

Tofino Trails

Posted by: Linda | November 15, 2010, 10:04 am

The last couple of months I haven’t just been busy with Alex, together with Mike I worked on a new hiking website: Tofino Trails.

We went to Tofino and spent two days hiking the trails equipped with gps and camera. All the photos are mine!

Most of the Dutch people that have come to visit me have been there and know how beautiful it is.

Also on facebook: Facebook

It rained a lot, but that happens with rain forest. Alex had a cover for the rain that made him look like an astronaut.

$100,000 for Wildlife Rescue?

Posted by: Linda | November 5, 2010, 10:18 am

Pepsi is sponsoring charities and the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC (WRA) is in the running to win $100,000 to build a new digital radiology suite for injured wildlife. Vote every day:

I love Halloween!

Posted by: Linda | October 31, 2010, 8:48 pm

Halloween was a lot of fun!

We carved our pumpkin yesterday. It wasn’t as bad as I thought and I’m very proud of  the result.

We toasted the seeds as well. They’re good, but a lot of work to eat.

We went to a birthday brunch this morning, nothing to do with Halloween, but I wanted to mention it anyway. We put Alex in his Halloween costume… what? Costume? Yes, we had a costume after all. Someone gave me a Winnie the Pooh costume at my baby shower last year and it fits. It looked very cute too!

Alex liked the pumpkin too!

Leaves are a lot of fun too!

We went to the mall where kids could go for trick or treat at the stores. I was embarrassed to go with a baby that can’t eat candy, but Mike thought that was nonsense.  We walked around and went for candy here and there. I enjoyed seeing all the kids running around in their costumes. Some were very original and cute!

We put the pumpkin outside with a candle and we waited.

It took awhile, but we had 86 children come by! At the end we were worried we didn’t have enough candy, but we had enough for everybody (and some for us).


Posted by: Linda | October 29, 2010, 11:01 am

October 31st is Halloween, a big deal here in North America. Now that I have a child of my own it’s about time to get into this holiday, it’s a fun tradition for kids I think. Last weekend we went to a Pumpkin Patch. Lots of farm animals to see and pet and we picked out our own pumpkin, very fun!

Let’s have a look at the animals.

What else is here to see?

Alex thought the tractors on the farm were way cooler than the animals, oh dear, it’s a boy already!

Mike with our very own pumpkin!

After carving the pumpkin and getting lots of candy we are almost ready for Halloween, although some people don’t seem to think so. The last couple of weeks I’m having this conversation with different people:

– What’s Alex going to be for Halloween?

– me: uuuhhhh, he’s not even a year old, he can’t walk yet, he can’t have candy yet, why would I dress him up?

– Because it’s fun and they have a lot of cute costumes for babies!

– me: I think those costumes are very sad and not cute (see next picture)

– But you have to dress him up and go trick or treating!

– me: But he can’t have the candy.

– You can eat the candy!

– me: isn’t that embarrassing?  Everybody will know that I’m going to eat the candy!

– Who cares?

– me: Besides, he won’t remember anyway.

– There will be pictures, and if there aren’t any he’ll ask questions later and you’ll have to explain that you didn’t celebrate his first halloween properly.

– me: sigh

I don’t find this cute, but very sad (as well as the photography by Anne Geddes).

Apparently I’m the only one in Canada with this opinion so I’ll let you know what we’re doing. I am looking forward to getting all the kids at our door. In our old apartment we had nobody, but now we are in a kid-friendly neighbourhood so it could get busy.

Some people decorate their house with spiders, ghosts, skeletons etc. Just like Christmas some people take this very seriously.

Posted by: Linda | September 17, 2010, 9:40 am

At the top of the Mount Seymour Trail, Alex came along in the backpack.

At home he loves to play in his ‘play castle’

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