the rocks

Tuesday, May 28, 2013







One of the nicest things about having my mom here is the opportunity to be a tourist in my own city. Every day we manage one trip out of the house - a feat which isn't always easy with a newborn in tow. We pack carriers (alternating between our sakura bloom sling and our moby), spare clothes, nappies, wipes, towels and water. We try to time our trips between feeds and around naps, and then we hope for the best. Sometimes Clementine obliges us with long sleeps and her easy demeanour; other times we have to come home early because she decides that eating and sleeping out of doors just won't do.

On this day we had to go to the Canadian Consulate so we made the most of it with a wander around the rocks. We stopped to admire the Opera House, had a coffee in an old sandstone building and very briefly went to the MCA where a Vancouver photographer, Jeff Wall, has an exhibit. But despite her angelic face in the last picture, Clementine wasn't thrilled so we called it a day and made plans to return. When we do, Vivid will be in full swing, yet another reason to be a tourist!

16 comments:

  1. Getting out of the house once a day is huge with a newborn and great to get some fresh air & see some sites!

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  2. She does look angelic! She's so precious x

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  3. you are rocking motherhood Gaby!
    I know what you mean, planning an outing with a babe is something! hahaha
    she is divine :)

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  4. Sounds like a lovely day, and I'm sure taking Clementine out will be easier and easier every day!

    Lots of love
    Maria

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  5. i'm no momma, but it sounds like a really good thing to be getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air everyday. thank goodness for our own mamas ;)

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  6. How beautiful you get to be a tourist again with your mum. x

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  7. Welcome to the world of newborns.....schedule...ha...they have never heard of this even with all good intentions from Mummy. Great to be getting out of the house and dressing up and putting make up on even if you only get 2 hrs out and a coffee and a few pics....totally worth the effort. My little ones are 9 and 7 now so not so little compared to your precious girl but still amazingly cute. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  8. you're such a cute mama. good for you for getting out of the house and being a tourist again. and that vivid festival looks like loads of fun!

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  9. so sweet! I'm so interested in the change of having a baby all of a sudden. it's unimaginable! but you seem to be transitioning so gracefully, somehow.

    here's to more days out!

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  10. her hair is gorgeous, my babies are always bald. x

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  11. She sure looks angelic in the picture! so much fun to explore and to play tourist! I am still in tourist mode anyway, only six months since I have moved here. Looks like you are doing great as brand new mama! x

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  12. Just love that part of Sydney! Beautiful photos xx

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  13. yay! i love the rocks. my friend and i explored there quite a bit when we visited your beautiful country several years ago. how i wish i could go back right now.

    big hugs to you and your adorable little clem!!
    xo

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