The kids woke up at...I don't fricking know, like, 5:00 a.m., which, when I think about it, is like 8:00 a.m. Ontario time, so they actually slept in. If we were in Ontario, it would have been awesome. As it was, I was up late the night before with my niece talking about stupid boys after hitting La Casa Gelato. Shhh....don't tell the kids we got ice cream after I put them to bed. La Casa Gelato has 200 flavours of gelato and I had to make the impossible decision of just two. TWO. Knowing my future happiness was in question if I choose wrong, I went with vanilla salted caramel and mint fudge. Future happiness secured with a good catch up with my girl while eating ice cream.
My niece was up when we got home and I finally got my Chai Latte fix after that ridiculously early, chai-less morning (have I mentioned already how early those crazy little people wake up?). After lunch, my kids, niece and I headed to Steveston. Little touristy town with fresh, delicious, greasy fish and chips. Walked along the pier and saw swans and then a sea lion, which Kate just about lost her mind over, "What...the...heck...IS THAT?" Anna cried because she didn't see it. Must take them to the Vancouver Aquarium post haste! We wandered into a used bookstore and browsed the shelves for awhile. Kate wanted and found a French/English dictionary and she even bought her sister a storybook, cool little kid. I love her good heart.
Right now, I'm listening to my niece play the guitar and sing "Soul Sister" and "Rip Tide" and it is the sweetest sound in the world. I am so happy to be here with my girls and my extended family.