30 March 2014

11 years and counting

We celebrated big last year, being the 10 year celebration and all.  This year, our wedding anniversary celebration was pretty low key.  We went out for a nice dinner at Hawksworth.   Ed's sable fish was exquisite.  My lamb was just alright - I found the flavour too overwhelming and it was a little overcooked, I thought.  The carrot salad I had as a starter was really delicious, though.

After dinner, we went for a walk along Granville St.  We haven't been there in ages and it was fun to see the new and old establishments along the street.  For dessert, we headed to Cheesecake, etc in South Granville. It was a very lovely evening out with my hubby of 11 years.

I feel very lucky to be married to such a loving, caring and generous man.  He is an amazing father (Sophia is very lucky, too) and extremely patient and forgiving partner.  He is my biggest supporter and is always there for me, in any way I need him.  Plus, he is a really good cook!  I love you, Ed.  Thanks for being such a wonderful husband.  Happy anniversary!!!

Thumbs up for Frozen

I took Sophia to see the Disney movie, Frozen, at the theatre a few days ago.  It was her first time seeing a movie at a theatre and we made a field trip out of it.  We went to Silvercity in Richmond, bought our tickets, then went to a restaurant across the street for some lunch.  We went back to the theatre and got settled in.  The trailer for Maleficent came on and Sophia promptly left her seat and hid behind the seat in front of her.  I picked her up and got her to sit on my lap, where she stayed until the end of Frozen.

We were both mesmerized by the movie.  I liked how the story was not about getting a prince charming.  The music was really good, too, and of course the song Let It Go has been playing over and over at our house all weekend.  It was really cute how Sophia sang the song with such gusto while bathing tonight.

She has asked to see the movie again.  Good thing it is available on Optik TV.  It'll be cheaper than going to the theatre and she can play it over and over again for two days.  It'll be $6.00 well spent.

26 March 2014

A visit to the Aquarium

Sophia and I spent the day at the Vancouver Aquarium recently. I have every other Friday off work and this is my mommy-and-Sophia day. Sometimes we run errands, sometimes we have playdates, and sometimes, we go on a field trip just the two of us. This was Sophia’s first visit to the Aquarium and she really enjoyed it. She loved the Beluga whales the best. Thankfully, the sun came out in the afternoon and we were able to sit by the whale pool for a while. Sophia played on the steps while going to say hello to the whales once in a while. We were able to catch the Beluga whale show, as well as the dolphin show. Sophia is really into Kung Fu Panda right now and she got very excited when she saw the sea turtle, calling him Oogway (a character from the show). We bought a little white whale stuff toy in the gift shop as a memento of our fantastic day together at the Aquarium. She named her little whale Aurora, after the real whale we watched at the show. Afterward, we went to see the Totem poles and walked along the sea wall for a little bit.

Here are some pics from our day in Stanley Park..
Aurora, the beluga whale
Our new friend, Aurora