My kids are animal crazy so we are planning on packing as much animal fun into their summer as possible.
We officially kicked off the summer by spending Canada Day at Queens Park. Located 15-20 minutes away from our house in New Westminster this park has it all. Big open grassy fields that the kids can run around on, wooded trails where the kids can feel like explorers, covered picnic areas, a “big kid” and a “little kid” playground, a water park and Turtle and Bean’s favorite… A petting farm. Every time we visit Queens Park I think to myself “We really should spend more time here.”
Yesterday, Bean started her first day at the SPCA Animal Camp. She spent the day learning about animals, doing animal themed crafts and activities and of course cuddling and playing with the animals waiting to be adopted from the SPCA. When The Hubs picked her up from camp at the end of the day, Bean said to him “Daddy, can we please move here? I want to live at the SPCA with all of the animals!”
This weekend we will be making a trip to the zoo to celebrate Turtle’s 2nd birthday. We are looking forward to spending time viewing animals that we wouldn’t get to see as often in day to day life. Our last trip to the zoo, The Hubs and I were able to participate in the raptor show. We put on huge gloves, held piece of meat in our hands and a falcon flew back and forth landing on our arms and having his lunch.
When spending days out and about in your own city it’s crucial to be prepared. Sun hats, sunscreen, a change of clothes, beach towels and picnic blankets are in a box in the back of our car so that we are constantly prepared for the fun that summer throws our way. That means that when we are ready for an excursion all we have to do is pack water bottles and a picnic lunch and we are good to go.
Being a #KinderMom means that our picnic lunch always ends with a sweet treat thanks to Kinder. I love that Kinder Surprise is dessert and entertainment in one! After eating their chocolate eggs the kids are always entertained with their new toy.
Please remember that if your trip involves visiting the United States from Canada that Kinder Surprise are not allowed across the border.
Tell me… What do your summer plans involve? Are you making any big trips or sticking closer to home?
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