Thursday, February 25, 2010

Surrey 2010

This afternoon we went to Holland Park to enjoy the Surrey 2010 Olympic festivities. It was actually a lot of fun! Well, if you have a 3 year old it's a lot of fun:) In case you are thinking of going in the next couple of days, it's not open until 3pm on weekdays, 11am on weekends.
We were watching the women's gold medal hockey game on the giant t.v's...GO CANADA GO!
(Doing up his skates, I had a flashback to being a kid and my mom doing up my skates. She used to take us ice skating on Friday nights).
We had a great time as a family. Kai got to go `skating' on the fake ice. They have a bunch of skates and he ended up with size 12 skates which are 2 sizes too big. I'm not sure if it was the skates, the fake ice, or his ability level but he was really, really bad:)
(Future Olympian?!)
I thought he must've been having a terrible time since all he could do was stand and then flail around wildly. However, once we were putting his shoes back on, he said that he LOVED skating and he had so much fun.

(Great form, Kai bear!)
We then went to the toboggan area where the kids could go down a fake slope with soapy carpet on it. Kai wanted to go by himself and did a great job. Well, until the run was over. He grabbed his sled and proceeded to run UP the slope to go again. Another family was waiting to come down so I had to run after him, in front of everybody.

The kids each got a free olympic pin!
Kai also did some curling. Sort of. Those stones sure are heavy!

We may have indulged in some of the carnival type food that they had there. Kai has his first corn dog (oh man, I think those things are gross) and we shared some mini donuts.

At the end, Kai wanted to throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish. He took it very seriously. He said, `I wish for a lot more trucks'.
He asked how wishes come true. I said that if we really need something in life, we should probably ask God. He came home and checked out his car bin right away to see if there were any more trucks. There weren't.

All in all, it was a wonderful evening. We were just there for an hour or two and Kai loved it. Koen loved running around. Everything there is free...well, except for the food. I'm glad that we went and I would recommend it.


  1. Erik LOVES corn dogs. He begs for them almost every time we go grocery shopping. Gross.

    Glad you guys had fun. Kai looked so cute in his too-big skates. I love the wobbly legs.

  2. Ashley-we got the free pins from your mom who is volunteering there!

  3. The first time I had a corn dog was in Hawaii. I haven't had one since, but I remember the one I had was VERY good...but only for the first few bites :).

  4. looks like fun, for sure!
    i'm with you on corn dogs - blech!

  5. Glad you guys had fun! And I agree about the corn dogs!

  6. That looks like so much fun! I wish I lived closer!

  7. That looks like such a fun time! Great pictures of Kai!

  8. That place looks fantastic...especially love the skating pics! I wish there wasn't rain in the forecast tomorrow, or I think we'd head out there!