Monday, April 15, 2013

Weekend Fun

Several weeks ago, my friend Lindsay gifted us a wonderful prize pack that she had won.  A hotel stay (in Surrey), pool pass, pizza dinner, and the honeybee centre!  She knew the boys would love it and she was right! I don't have any pictures other than the honeybee centre but picture all three kids loving the hotel room, pizza, and swimming at the Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre.  Oh, and picture Nya in her new bathing suit.  She was the hit of the kiddie pool that's for sure. 

On Saturday, we went to the Honeybee Centre.  We've been there once before but didn't pay for the admission part last time so didn't get to go to a class or the bug lab.  I should also point out that we drive by the centre several times a week and every time it's `When can we go back to the honeybee centre?!!' so they were very excited about it.  We went to the `Products of the Hive' presentation and I found it pretty interesting.  There was a family with us that was older so she spoke mostly at their level but the boys didn't mind.  Koen eagerly asked a bunch of questions...I love the confidence at that age! He asked why bees were yellow.  Good question!  Yellow and black indicates to other animals that it is venomous   We got to taste a lot of honey and then after a 20 minute presentation we explored the shop and bug lab.  
{The boys LOVED the tarantulas which made me feel kind of sick.  I do NOT like them!!  Koen was very excited.  `Guys! Guys! Look at the spider!  Guys! Guys! Look at the apple!...'}
{I did love the walking sticks though!  I don't know if I've ever seen them before.  They seriously just look like sticks, way more than I ever imagined.}
{Nya churning the honeycomb}
{Checking out the honeycomb and bees.}
{Nya exploring during the presentation}
{Boys eagerly watching the presentation.  What? They can sit still when they are together?!}
{Thank you Linsday for gifting us with these fun family activities! We had a great time:) }
I hope you all had a great weekend!
Love, Louise


  1. I always thought that place was just a store! Will have to check it out sometime :)

  2. awesome! such a fun night away, hey? :) when we went, we were the only ones there, so we didn't get the presentation...we just had a video going...which we didn't really watch :)

  3. Yay! Thanks for the pics! So glad you had fun!! xo