The first week of March, our little family went on its first vacation to Vancouver. Having not been back since moving a year and a half earlier, Andrew and I had a Vancouver itch that just needed to be scratched. It marked Ember's first plane trip, which despite my concern, there was no need for. Once on board, Ember nursed for 20 minutes through take off and continued to sleep the one and half hour long flight, right through landing. She was a champ!!
Our great friends Kim, Isaac and their two daughters opened their home to us for the week, making us feel nothing but welcome. It was great to see them and meet their youngest, Ellie, who is just 12 days older than Ember.
Everday of our seven days there, we spent enjoying a different part of the city or surrounding area - Granville Island, Stanley Park, White Rock and more. Here are some of our photos.
Ember on her very first flight, sound asleep.
Ember and I on the Bombardier train.
The whole group on the pier in White Rock.
Ember and I in front of the Olympic cauldron. We were there between the Olympics and the Paralymics so it wasn't lit.
Ember wanted to drive through Stanley Park.
(Yes, the keys are in the ignition but it wasn't running).
On the seawall with the Lion's Gate bridge behind her.
In Daddy's arms on her first ferry ride to Galiano Island to meet Grandma Michelle and her great-grandparents.
At our favourite lunch spot, Steamworks, in Gastown.
Waiting for our flight to go home; we aren't too thrilled to be leaving.