My Journal

ASTRONAUT THEMED THIRD BIRTHDAY

ASTRONAUT THEMED THIRD BIRTHDAY

This little kiddo turned 3 last week, and his obsession with Astronauts and Space were all I needed to pick a theme for his third birthday party and run with it. If you’re anything like me, you love looking at the details of people’s parties and sneaking a peek at the way other people decorate, so let’s get started with this cake…

INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, the Heritage Inn in High River is hosting the International Balloon Festival again. We went last year and had so much fun! It’s a great place to make memories that the kids will never forget.

HIKING GROTTO CREEK CANYON

HIKING GROTTO CREEK CANYON

I love it inside Grotto Canyon, I think it's incredibly gorgeous (and shady, depending on what time of day you go!).  The rocky footing can be a little trickier for the kids than a plain path, but it's also way more fun for them to climb their way through, jumping their way across the creek over and over again.  Who am I kidding?  I found it really fun too!

FAIRVIEW LOOKOUT HIKE {HIKING WITH KIDS AT LAKE LOUISE}

FAIRVIEW LOOKOUT HIKE {HIKING WITH KIDS AT LAKE LOUISE}

Our best family memories seem to be made when we spend some time outdoors together, and nothing makes the kids feel more accomplished than when they complete a hike.  I always make sure to make a big deal of it and point out how proud they feel of themselves and how proud I am of them, building in those positive feelings around outdoor adventures.

MAKING MEMORIES AT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE

MAKING MEMORIES AT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE

My first Stampede I attended was with Curtis, just after we had started dating on Canada Day…It rained and cleared out all of the lines on the midway so we grabbed bags of mini-donuts and wandered around under the lights, finding ourselves right by the fireworks…We watched them while holding hands and it was one of those moments of pure joy, there with my summer (and forever) love.