Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Ottawa Tulip Festival 2019.

Yay for a wonderful Wednesday! We did a little trip over the long weekend to our nation's capital of Ottawa and oh boy was the Ottawa Tulip Festival the highlight of it all for me. Here a just a 'few' pictures from Commissioner's Park where we saw most of the tulips. 


The tulip festival started as a post war collaboration between the Netherlands and Cana and every year the Netherlands gift Canada about 20,000 bulbs. SO many different hues and varietals. Because of the colder weather,  many of the regular tulips weren't in bloom during the Festival. Mostly, the early bloomers remained opened longer than usual and the rest slowly were blossoming. 



It was a cold day but we bundled up and made the best of it. 


I love tulips and looking back on my pictures and curating them brought me such joy. 




A hot, beautiful mess.







Standing high in the crowd. 












We stopped for some fancy lollipops for the kiddos!




So many beautiful little booths and sights to pore over.


And a taco 'salad' for lunch

















 


Such natural beauty!

Linking up with Stefanie for Welcome Wednesday.






Thursday, May 16, 2019

So Long, Farewell Kindermusik

This last week, we said goodbye to our very favourite Kindermusik. We first started Kindermusik with C in 2009 when she was just over six months old! She finished at 7 YEARS old. Now here we are in 2019 and A's last class.

Kindermusik is a wonderfully crafted and carefully curated curriculum of music introduction for kids from birth until age 6/7. The kids are introduced at a critical age to the joy and wonder of music using stories, songs and  instruments. At the end of the program, the kids are able to actually read music and are introduced to a variety of instruments and songs so that they can decide where their musical journey will next take them! There is so much fun, so much joy and so much musical delight. When C was a baby, I took her to all these different activities when she was less than a year. With A, it was only Kindermusik as we loved it so much. Here are some pictures through the ages as we walk down memory lane.

Here is C's last day, 3 years ago. 

Here's A when she first started



She was so shy and serious!


Her very first music instructor... Miss Michelle. She taught both my kids at different times for many different classes.


We even did some family classes. 


Where did my babies go?!



I used to get there early so she have some play time and be comfortable in the class.


Slowly, she began to come out of her shell.








This teacher was with her for most of her KM classes and we got to finish with her.

At first the parents are inside and slowly, they go outside. 



They also threw the best Halloween and end of year parties.






And here we are finally for the last class.


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The girls had mini recitals and put on a skit and a musical interlude.

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A little party and presents from the teacher after!
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If you are looking for a music class for a young child, friends, I highly recommend and encourage you to look into this program. It has brought so much joy to my family!




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