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Play Gym Success

IMG 6346Unlike yesterday, today we made it to play gym.  And a half hour early, might I add. ☺  

Yay for better days.

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Howl-O-Ween Play Gym

This morning my little brown fox and I headed out to our first official Halloween event – ‘Howl-O-Ween Play Gym’ at our local community centre.  Gracen was super excited and happily announced different costumes as she saw them.  Her favourite? An ridiculously cute broccoli costume worn by the baby brother of two little girls in her Ballet with Billie class.

Here’s our morning in photos…

IMG 1054Gracen the fox.

IMG 1049Making music.

IMG 1059Jack-o-lantern (quite possibly the trickiest craft ever for wee ones 4 and under!)

IMG 1066Foxes teeter totter too.

IMG 1071IMG 1076IMG 1077Decorating a cookie for Papa.

IMG 1081So spooky.

IMG 1087Costume model.


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iPhoneography // Another Day, More Instagram

Admittedly, I am the very last person in the world to jump on the Instagram wagon.  In my defense, I’ve actually had the app for a really long time, but just kind of randomly started using it the other day.  I’ve been having so much fun with it that I’ve kind of put my real camera aside for the last couple of days, but I promise that’ll come to an end very soon.  In the meantime, here is some of our day via Instagram…
Instagram Day


steamed milk stop // making music

tunnel crawling // canadian girl

gracen to the rescue // frogs like to smell flowers too

clover // newly organized

apple store visit // soup for dinner

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iPhoneography // Frog Tags Along

Today’s play gym visit was all about Frog.  Everything that Gracen did, Frog did.  Come to think of it, Kermit probably had a better time than Grae because she used many of her turns to send him down the slide, help him jump on the trampoline, and push him on the plasma cars.  IMG 3337IMG 3341IMG 3345

Of course, when Grae went potty, so did Frog (ew…public washrooms and stuffed creatures – don’t worry – he didn’t touch a thing!) and when Gracen waved goodbye to play gym and all of the kids and toys, so did he.  What a silly little doodle I have on my hands.

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Lunch with a View

IMG 9272Today we headed back to our regular Sunday play gym session after a short good weather hiatus.  Since our last visit, they’ve decorated the upstairs windows with paper grass, flowers, and rabbits in preparation for Easter.  Strangely enough, Grae loved the decorations so much that she preferred spending her time walking back and forth along the hallway windows rather than in the gym filled with toys, kids, and play equipment.  We eventually settled on a compromise of some gym time first, followed by lunch in front of the windows.  Our silly little doodle was happy enough with that.

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Sunset Centre Play Gym

It’s Friday, and true to our old routine, we headed up to Sunset Community Centre’s play gym.  It was a bit of an interesting day (a father decided to inform a mother nursing her 6 month old baby – with a  cover no less – that  it was inappropriate to breastfeed her child in public…yikes…poor guy sure knows how to get a group of predominately stay-at-home-mamas riled up!), but Grae had a wonderful time none the less.  Here are a few photos from our visit:

IMG 7796Baby jail.

IMG 7799Teetering.

IMG 7801Dancing and twirling in the centre circle.

IMG 7804Stacking.

IMG 7809Visiting her pony friend (this was taken just after she planted a kiss on his nose).

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Play Gym at Sunset

I don’t know what we’ve been up to, but we certainly haven’t doing our regular Friday mornings up at the Sunset Community Centre play gym sessions…  Maybe it’s because the weather’s been getting nicer and we’ve been spending more time outdoors, or maybe it’s because the lovely teacher, Aggie, no longer runs the sessions, but either way, it was nice to be back today.  Gracen loves it, it’s nice to chat with the same moms each week, and it’s just a few blocks up from our house.  How can you go wrong really?

Gracen was very excited to be back.  There was some regular play involved…

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But she spent the majority of her time frantically running from one car/trike/bike to the next, climbing on, pushing the centre of the wheel/handlebars, and declaring, “Beep, beep, beep!”IMG 7423IMG 7425IMG 7427IMG 7428IMG 7430


I’m not sure what this is all about, but hopefully it’s not a reflection of her Mama’s driving.  🙂

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Sunday Play Gym

Brad had the day off today, so we all headed down to Hillcrest Centre for their Sunday morning family social and play gym session.  Here are a few snapshots from our visit:

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The rest of the day involved the usual Sunday activities – snuggles with our little lady, some work around the house, and some time outside.

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Business as Usual

IMG 4657We’re enjoying finally being well enough to get out and do the things we normally do.  This morning we headed over to the Hillcrest Community Centre for their Sunday morning family social and play gym session.

IMG 4661After coming home and having a GIANT 3 hour and 15 minute nap, Gracen and I jumped on the Canada Line and headed downtown.  We walked around for a little bit, visited Chapters, and then picked up Bradley from work when his shift ended.  It feels good to be well again!

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