Okanagan Fall & Halloween Family Activity Guide 2019

Kelowna Pumpkin Patch

It’s that time again! If’ you’ve been following the blog you’ll know I’m a holiday lover and my family loves taking in all the holiday fun. I’m excited to share a local fall and Halloween events guide for fellow families in the Okanagan to enjoy! This post includes the following sections: Farm & Orchard Fun; Pumpkin Patches; and Family-Friendly Activities.

FARM & ORCHARD FUN

The two Okanagan pumpkin patches and farms most often recommended are Davison Orchard (Vernon) and McMillan Farms (Kelowna). Both places offer lots of fun activities for kids and a hay or tractor ride; Davison also offers a u-pick option. Also be sure to check out Don-O-Ray farms, offering a ton of activities for the kids, a haunted (family-friendly) maze, and lots of pumpkins!

Kelowna Pumpkin Patch and Orchard

DAVISON ORCHARDS

Location: 3111 Davison Road, Vernon, BC

Apple Harvest Festival
What: Experience the farm by picking your own apples fresh from the tree. Enjoy a tour of the orchard on the Jonny Popper Train, then fill your bag with your favourite variety of apples. There will also be free apple tastings, caramel apples, apple cider donuts, fresh cold pressed apple juice and dozens of fresh-picked apple varieties to choose from in the market.
When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in September from 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $12 per adult which includes a 10lb bag of apples and a tour, kids are $7 which includes a mini bag of apples and a tour. The farm is open from 8am – 6pm daily.

**Make a Mini Pie takes place from 2-3:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays in September. For$5 kids can make their own apple pie, take it home and bake it fresh.

Tuesday Harvest Tours 
What: Take a tour of the orchard and pick some apples! Perfect for young families, Tuesday Tours are available for those who can’t make the Apple Harvest Festival on weekends or  those who prefer a quieter pace.
When: 10 am and 11 am.
Cost: $12/adults (includes a 10lb bag of apples), $7/children 2-12 years (includes a mini bag of apples).

October Family Pumpkin Fest
What: Take a ride out to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your favourite pumpkin right from the field. Visit the farm animals, run and play in the Crazy Cow Corral, enjoy the fall displays, relax with a Pumpkin Steamer or Spiced Apple Cider, taste pumpkin cake, muffin or pie, listen to the music from the Pumpkin Butter Band.
When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. Train rides run from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm on Sundays.
Cost: Pumpkin (any size) and a tractor ride (all ages) $9, tractor train ride only adults $6, children $4.

**On Sunday October 6 you can have a free professional family photo taken from 11:30 am -3:30 pm.

DON-O-RAY FARMS

Location: 3443 Benvoulin Road
What: Check out their haunted maze, visit the petting farm, and pick your pumpkin from their large selection! The petting farm includes silkie chickens, millie chicks, bunnies, and ducks. You can also feed baby goats and ponies.
When: 9 am -7 pm, 7 days a week (market place). Haunted maze open October 1-31- please call for daily hours as they are changing.
Cost: Pumpkins prices vary based on size.

MCMILLAN FARMS

Location: #1 – 3690 Berard Rd, Kelowna, BC
What: Tractor hay rides showcasing the 110 acre farm, Mission Creek, and farm and wild animals have been expanded for 2019! More paid activities include the 3 acre corn maze (the largest in Kelowna), a unique hay maze for kids of all ages (revamped this year!), a giant sling shot to shoot gourds or apples through, a mini train, plus fun family games! The petting farm (visit for free!) includes pigs, pygmy goats, rabbits, horses, donkeys, a llama and more. There is an onsite concession with drinks and snacks for purchase.
When: Opening day Saturday September 28th! Regular hours: Sunday – Wednesday 10 am – 5pm and Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 6pm for the month of October.

Cost: $30 (family pass for 5) includes hayride, slingshot, and corn maze. Pumpkin prices vary based on size.

PUMPKIN PATCHES

Kelowna Pumpkin Patch

If you are looking for a great pumpkin patch experience, two highly recommended farms are The Pumpkin Patch (St. Anne’s, Armstrong) and Bilga Farms (Kelowna). Pro Tip: buy your pumpkins early and store them outside (in garage or cold room) until closer to Halloween. Then you will get pick of the crop (and it will last until Halloween)!

Bilga Farms 

You can’t miss this place when driving down Rutland Road. Also home to strawberry sales in the summer time, this is a popular Kelowna pumpkin patch!
Location: 1900 Rutland Rd. North, Kelowna, BC
When: TBA- Opening Soon!


St. Annes Pumpkin Patch

This place has thousands of pumpkins, in addition to gourds, ornamental corn, and a variety of squash. Pick your own pumpkin and take some fall pictures on the hay wagon (no rides). There is also a small play area for the kids to enjoy!
Location: 642 St. Anne’s Road Armstrong. Follow the pumpkins past O’Keefe Ranch!
When: Dawn til Dusk, October 1-31.

FALL FAMILY EVENTS

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September Events

Kikinee Salmon Festival 
Date: September 22, 11 am – 3 pm
Location: Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads
What: Check out the displays and watch the Kokanee salmon spawning in Mission Creek. The festival will include lively performances from local entertainment, ‘fishy’ displays, and activities. This is a free family event.

Family Glow Night
Date: September 28,  6:00 pm  – 8:30 pm
Location: Parkinson Activity Centre, 1700 Parkinson Way, Kelowna,
What: Enjoy dancing, prizes, games and music from DJ Rick! All ages are welcome and admission is free. Dress up in your favourite white or neon clothing and get your glow on! Please bring your own water bottle.

Harvest Moon Market 
Date: September 29, 10 a, – 2:30 pm
Location: East Kelowna Hall 2704 East Kelowna Road
What: This fun fall market includes a Salsa Making workshop, Apple Painting prints, Acorn felt essential balls creating, caramel apple pop decorating, live bluegrass music, local art, crafts, food and winery vendors!

October Events

Family Daze in the Corn Maze
Date: Every weekend in October from 11 am – 4 pm
Location: O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon
What: Family-friendly corn maze, farm animals, pony rides, Saturday markets, and a weekly colouring contest. $10 per person or $30 per family (2 adults, 3 kids). Stagecoach Rides are $2.50 for Children, $5 for Adults.

Kelowna Corn Maze
Date: October 1-31
Location: 539 Valley Road, Kelowna
What: A new location this year to bring you their biggest corn maze yet! Also onsite: a bonfire, a concession selling hot drinks, and a large selection of pumpkins. Pricing details and hours of operation coming soon!

11th Annual Rutland Scarecrow festival
Date: October 6
Location: Rutland Lions Park (205 Grey Road)
What: Family activities, kids games and crafts, food trucks, vendor market, and scarecrow displays and competition. This event does not have admission.

Thanksgiving Centrepiece & Cider Workshop
Date: October 11, 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Scenic Road Cider Co. 770 Packinghouse Rd, Kelowna
What: Floral Designer Ellen Geber of Peak Flowers will guide you through a fun night learning the basics of making your own Thanksgiving Centrepiece. Hosted at Scenic Road Cider Co. this event will also have a private tasting and the opportunity to purchase some of the Okanagan’s finest ciders. All supplies and product included. $70.00

Kelowna Rockets Candy Scramble
Date:
October 12, 7 pm
Location: Prospera Place, Kelowna
What: Fans are invited to dress up in their favourite costume for the London Drugs/Hershey Candy Scramble when the Rockets host the Kamloops Blazers. During one of the intermissions kids 12 and under will be invited to the ice to collect candy scattered. Kids are organized into age groups and there is plenty for everyone!

Annual Halloween Family Dance
Date: October 18, 5:30 pm -8:00 pm
Location: George Pringle Elementary, 3770 Ellliot Road, West Kelowna
What: Wear your costume to this family dance! Bring your best carved pumpkins for judging. Also check out the haunted house, crafts, and concessions. $3 per person or $10 per family. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

DIY Halloween Tote Bags
Date:
October 19, 12 pm – 1 pm 
Location: 
Rustic Chalk Decor, 1974 Moss Court Kelowna
What
: Experience an afternoon of creativity and a fun DIY making a customized tote bag for Halloween candy! All supplies provided, $30 per bag.

Pre Halloween Hospital Visit 
Date: October 19, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Kelowna General Hospital, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna
What: Try out your costume and bring some joy to the KGH patients and staff!

Fall Pumpkin Photos
Date: October 20, 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Don-O-Ray Farms, 3442 Benvoulin Rd
What: Bring the Family, Kids or your Dog (on leash). Kids are welcome to come in their Halloween costumes!
No Need to prebook. $25 includes 3 photos and a pumpkin!

Chute Lake Halloween Dance
Date: October 24, 6 pm – 8pm
Location: Chute Lake Elementary School, 5240 Lark Street, Kelowna
What: Tickets are only $5 which includes entry to the dance and one glow stick. All proceeds from the dance are going towards the Chute Lake Elementary PAC’s to help the music department purchase more instruments this year. There will be refreshments for sale from the PAC kitchen for $1.00 each as well as extra glow sticks.

Hallowe’en Nightwings
Date: October 25, 10 am – 1 pm and 29th 3 pm – 6 pm
Location: Okanagan Heritage Museums (470 Queensway Avenue)
What: Get up close to some friendly and feathered night fliers and learn about what they get up to in the dark! You never know what you will uncover at this fun-filled Hallowe’en event. Entry is by donation. For more information contact education@kelownamuseums.

Kettle Valley Halloween Train 
Date: October 25 – 27, 5 p.m. (family-friendly) or 7:30 p.m
Location: Kettle Valley Steam Railway, 18404 Bathville Road, Summerland
What: Wear your costumes and enjoy a spooky ride on the Kettle Valley Railway! 
Price: Adults (19-64): $28 | Seniors (65+): $26 | Youth (13-18): $23 | Children (3-12): $19 | Children (0-2): Free

Indigo Halloween Weekend 
Date: October 26, 11 am
Location: Indigo, Orchard Park Mall
What: Dress up in your best costume for a Halloween parade! Plus, make your own colour changing slime and hunt for treasure in the Foam Alive demo. This event is perfect for children aged 5+ and tickets are free.

Halloween Spooktacular (Peachland)
Date: October 26, 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Peachland Community Centre, 4450 6th St, Peachland
What: Bouncy castle, carnival games, photo booth, face painting, haunted house, pumpkin carving, crafts, story time, entertainment and a family dance party. $7 per child (1-12 years) or $8 at the door (cash only). Parent admission by Food Bank donation. Pre-registration is recommended, call to register: 250-767-2133 Children must be supervised by adults.

Halloween Cookie Workshop 
Date: October 26, 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Sandhill Wines 1125 Richter Street
What: A beginners cookie decorating workshop where you’ll learn about icing consistencies and how to outline and flood sugar cookies! Each ticket includes one glass of Sandhill Wine.

Nightmare Before Christmas Market 
Date: October 27, 10 am – 2:30 pm
Location: East Kelowna Hall, 2704 East Kelowna Road
What: Celebrate the season of Halloween with a decorated haunted room, free pumpkins and pumpkin donut decorating! A live Performance from Kinshira Performance Troupe  from 12-1 PM. Over 40 local, creative vendors! Art, Crafts, Food & Music!

Halloween Skate
Date: October 27, 5:15 pm
Location: Kal Tire Place, 3445 43rd Avenue, Vernon
What: Join us for a SPOOK-tacular good time! Admission: $2/skater. Sun, Oct 27 | 5:15-6:45pm

Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk 
Date: October 27, 5 pm – 8pm
Location: Mission Creek Regional Park, 2363 Springfield Rd, Kelowna
What: This family friendly event lights up Mission Creek Park! Drop off a carved pumpkin with an LED light at the EECO from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Then walk through the park and check out all the carved pumpkins and vote for your favourite!

The Howl Masquerade Concert
Date: October 28, 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre,  1375 Water Street, Kelowna
What: Ready Set Howl with Juno award Winner Norman Foote. The Howl Masquerade concert is where music, costumes and Halloween all come together in an event for youth and families. Juno and WCMA winner Norman Foote leads the  theatre with his engaging songs and stories. The concert is all about the fun and friendly spirit of this neighbourly celebration. Norman shares the stage with the an amazing colourful animated wall of costumed howlers from Springvalley, Belgo Elementary and Ellison school. $15 per person plus fees.

Halloween Family Dance
Date: October 29, 5 pm – 7 pm
Location: Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Martin Avenue, 1434 Graham Street, Kelowna
What: Wear your costumes for a fun Halloween Family Dance. All ages and admission is free. There will be a concession with pizza, drinks and snacks for purchase. Please RSVP to the office.

Just4Fun Halloween Party
Date: October 31, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: 2374 Bering Rd # 105 West Kelowna
What: Come dressed in your costume to play! $2 off admission, goodie bags and chances to win a punch card!

Halloween Costume Party
Date: October 31, 3:30 pm
Location: Quest Martial Arts Academy, 1634 Harvey Ave – unit 108, Kelowna
What: Dress-up come learn about being safe as you trick or treat and wander through the haunted dojang.

Pacific Top Team Kids’ Halloween Party
Date: October 31, 4 pm – 5 pm
Location: Pacific Top Team Kelowna, 1825 Gordon Drive Kelowna
What: Make this a fun stop on your ‘Trick or Treating’ adventure! Stay for the whole hour, or just stop in to enjoy games, goodies, and fun! Ages 3+

Fall Festival
Date:
October 31, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Willow Park Church
What: This free family fall festival includes an indoor candy trail, a bouncy castle, a fun maze, carnival games, and food trucks.

DONATIONS

Pumpkin Patch Kelowna

If you are looking for places to donate pumpkins after Halloween, consider taking them to the Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary for their animals. Please make sure you are taking quality pumpkins (nothing rotten, painted, or wax filled please) for the animals to enjoy.

Please note that many of the events listed above will accept Food Bank donations, so be sure to bring along some non-perishable food items!

Do you know of more local events? Add them in the comments below and I’ll update this list so that everyone can enjoy them! Happy Fall! xo

School Days 2019

It’s that time of year again: the end of a schedule-free summer and time to dust off the blog and share our annual back to school update! This year has been a big change for us as we welcomed baby Rowen to the family in July. Needless to say September has been met as a welcomed change with the promise of routines and a little more structure after our big adjustment to a new baby at home. Both girls were very excited to head back to school and see all of their friends and start their fall activities. We can’t wait to see how much they learn and grow this next year! Continue Reading

Canada Day Family Fun in the Okanagan

Canada Day Family Fun

Summer is officially here! And there’s no better way to kick it off than celebrating our beautiful country. Here is a list of family friendly activities happening in and around Kelowna to celebrate Canada Day!

Community Celebrations

Celebrate Canada Day by Festivals Kelowna 

When: Monday July 1, 10 am – 10:30 pm 
Where: Downtown Kelowna Parks (Waterfront Park, Jim Stuart Park, Kerry Park) & Prospera Place
What: Join in the fun with this annual, free community festival to celebrate our Nation’s birthday. Tons of activities and performances that are multi-generational and family-friendly.

Check the full schedule here.

Highlights include:

  • Waterfront Park: 

    • Taste of Canada – a food fair featuring foods from over 18 different vendors
    • Made in Canada Marketplace – an artisan showcase of handmade, Canadian arts and crafts
    • Canada Day Bazaar – a marketplace of unique items by local small businesses
    • Canada Day at the Kelowna Art Gallery – Canada Day art fun and activities
    • Primera Projects Kid’s Zone (Pioneer Gardens, Waterfront Park), 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Prospera Place

    • Folkfest Stage (Prospera Place), 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • “Happy Birthday Canada” cake presented by Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty (at approx. 1:00 pm)
    • Kelowna City Band Canada Day Concert 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Around Downtown

Canada Day in Lake Country

When: Monday July 1, 8 am – 4 pm
Where: Swallwell Park, 9950 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Kelowna
What: The activities get underway at 8 a.m. with a traditional pancake breakfast, followed by a full day of stage entertainment and tent exhibits by local businesses and non-profit agencies. Presented by the Rotary Club of Lake Country, in partnership with the District of Lake Country and Heritage Canada.

Check the full schedule here. 

Highlights include:

  • Children’s Art Creation Activity
  • Children’s Garden Centre
  • Vintage costume dress up and photos
  • Model car races
  • Live stage entertainment, featuring Classical, Folk, Celtic and Rock Music, and local dancers, beginning at 9 a.m. and extending until 8 p.m.
  • Market area with food, crafts, and other products from local Lake Country merchants.
  • Movie in the Park, featuring ‘Black Panther’

Peachland Canada Day Celebrations

When: Monday July 1, 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Where: Heritage Park, Beach Ave., Peachland
What: A fun filled day of family-friendly celebrations, including a morning beach run, kids’ activities, live music and entertainment, and the annual parade. The night ends with a fireworks show at 10:30 pm.

Check the full schedule here.

Highlights include:

  • Pancake breakfast, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Magician and kids’ activities and games all day in Heritage park
  • Parade starting at 5:00 pm, heading south on Beach Avenue from 13th Street to 1st Street
  • Fireworks at 10:30 pm

Westside Daze Canada Day 

When: Monday July  112:30 pm
Where: Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre/Memorial Park, 3737 Old Okanagan Hwy, West Kelowna
What: Celebrate Canada Day with concerts, magic, cake, and more! Admission is free; donations to the Westbank Food Bank are always welcome.

Check the full scheduled here. 

More Community Events

Free Canada Day Hot Dogs

When: Monday July 1, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Glenmore Fresh Fruit & Produce, 2429 Longhill Road, Kelowna
What: Free Hot dogs for Canada day! Stop by for a snack and some fresh fruit & veggies locally right from the heart of the Okanagan! Plus stickers, tattoos, balloons and more!

Do you know of some more fun events happening? Send them our way, we’d love to include them! xo

Father’s Day Activities in the Okanagan

Father's Day

It’s time to celebrate Dads! Father’s Day is Sunday June 16, 2019. Here are a list of local Okanagan activities to get out and enjoy as a family!

Activities

Father’s Day Walk Run 

When: Sunday June 16, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Waterfront Park (1200 Water Street/ Rhapsody Plaza), Kelowna
What:  Join the annual Father’s Day Walk Run to create awareness and fundraise to support prostate cancer research in BC. Take part in the 2.5 km stroll or 5 km walk/run at 9 am, followed by complementary food, entertainment and prizes!

Father’s Day on the Bear

When: Sunday June 16
Where: The Okanagan Golf Club, 3200 Via Centrale, Kelowna
What: Purchase a round of golf for four, with power carts, for only $199+tax ($49.75 per person)!

Kettle Valley Father’s Day Fun Run

When: Sunday June 16, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Quilchena Park, 347 Quilchena Drive, Kelowna
What: Choose to run walk, run or stroll along the 2km or 4km meandering scenic course in Kettle Valley. Adult race fee, $25.00; kids aged 5-16, $15.00; 4 and under are free. $5 from each race fee will be donated to Third Space Life Charity. Fun family activities (photo booth, prizes, craft tables, waterpark and playground) to enjoy on-site after the race!

CYK Father’s Day at Kitsch Wines

When: Sunday June 16, 9:30 AM – 11:30
Where: Kitsch Wines, 3330 Neid Road, Kelowna
What: Join City Yoga X and Kitsch Wines for a by-donation yoga class led by Ria Kitsch with all proceeds going to the Kelowna branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Following the yoga class, there will be a complimentary wine tasting to wrap up the perfect start to your Father’s Day. Every person who registers online and attends will be entered into a draw to win one of two rounds of golf + a power cart at The Harvest Golf Club!

Family Events

Annual Father’s Day Car Show by Boyd Autobody & Glass 

When: Sunday June 16, 2019 11 am – 4 pm
Where: City Park, Kelowna
What: Check out the cars, trucks and motorcyles at this annual car show! There will be live entertainment by local bands, a Kids Zone by the Kelowna Rockets and much more! Proceeds will be going to the Kelowna Foundation supporting the Child Advocacy Center.

Father’s Day Picnic 

When: Sunday June 9, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Sarson’s Beach Park, 4398 Hobson Rd., Kelowna
What: An authentic Croatian food BBQ hosted by the Okanagan Croatian Club. Enjoy food and drink, outdoor games and family fun.

Kelowna Farmer’s & Crafters’ Market Father’s Day Weekend 

When: June 15 & 16, 8 am – 1 pm
Where: 1992 Dilworth Dr. (Saturday) and St. Paul Street, Kelowna (Sunday) 
What: Dad will have a chance to win 1 of 2 Market Bags filled with local produce and gifts. There will be live music, great food, local artisans, and lots of fresh produce and meats for the BBQ.

Food & Drink

Brunch in the Vineyard 

When: Sunday June 16, 10 am – 1:30 pm
Where: The View Winery & Vineyard, #1 – 2287 Ward Road, Kelowna
What:  Axe throwing in the vineyard with Axe Monkeys Kelowna followed by a tasty brunch paired with delicious wines & ciders. Limited space available, advanced tickets are required ($55 per person).

Dads are Rad at the View Winery 

When: June 15 & 16, 11 am – 6:00 pm
Where: The View Winery & Vineyard, #1 – 2287 Ward Road, Kelowna
What: Wine and cider tastings & Dads receive complimentary tastings and a free gift with purchase.

Father’s Day Brunch at Craft

When: Sunday June 16, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Craft Beer Market, 257 Bernard Ave., Kelowna
What: Enjoy an à la carte Brunch menu, featuring classic breakfast items including the famous Chicken & Waffles and the must-try CRAFT Taquito Skillet! Reservations recommended.

Father’s Day Brunch at Gallagher’s Canyon & Golf BC Championship

When: Sunday June 16, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Where: Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club, 4320 Gallagher’s Drive West, Kelowna
What: Enjoy delicious chef attended stations, breakfast items, gourmet lunches, dessert and more. Seating’s available from 10 am – 2pm. Followed by a day on the course watching the final round of the GolfBC Championship. Adults, $29.95; Seniors $25.99; Kids 5-12 pay their age; Kids 4 and under are free! Call 250-861-4240 Ext. 211 to reserve.

Father’s Day Brunch at the Harvest

When: Sunday June 16
Where:2725 K. L. O. Rd, Kelowna
What: A delicious buffet brunch featuring hot and cold stations, pastries, and more. Adults $39.95; seniors(65+) $30.95; youth (13-17)- $27.95; kids (3-12)- $16.95. Reservations required.

Father’s Day Brunch at Kelowna Springs

When: Sunday June 16
Where: 480 Penno Road, Kelowna
What: All-you-can-eat buffet with eggs Benedict, french toast, roast beef, a chocolate fountain and more! Adults $24.00; children $18.95; kids (3-12)- $16.95. Reservations recommended.

Live Entertainment

Dad’s Day with JP Maurice

When: Sunday June 16, 8pm – 11pm
Where: DunnEnzies Pizza & Parlor, 4638 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna
What: Live music by Vancouver based musician, songwriter and producer JP Maurice. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Gifts & Classes

DIY Father’s Day Photo Clipboard 

When: June 8 & 15, 11 am – 12 pm
Where: Rustic Chalk Decor, #102 1974 Moss Court, Kelowna
What: Create a sweet, simple gift for that special Dad in your life. Grab your friends or your siblings and join the workshop to make a lovely keepsake photo clip board. $40 per board.

If you know of any more special events happening, please let us know and we will share the details! Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing Dads! xo

Kids and Glasses: Warning Signs and the Best Eyewear for Kids

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Last year our two year old got her first pair of prescription eyeglasses. Today I’m sharing our experience with a toddler wearing glasses and answering the questions we are most commonly asked. If you’re curious to know how we found out about our daughter’s vision problems and what brand we turn to for durable and fun glasses frames– read on! This blog post is sponsored by Alternative & Plan B Eyewear, our chosen eyewear provider.

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Mother’s Day Events & Activities in the Okanagan

Mother's Day Kelowna

Y’all know I am the biggest fan of all things holiday… gimme all the festive fun! Given the niche of my little blog space, I couldn’t go without sharing a local Mother’s Day Activities Guide! If you’re local to the Okanagan, here are some fun ways to celebrate Mom, from brunch (this appears to be the bulk of the events), to wineries, to workshops. Enjoy and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you incredible Mamas!

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Transitioning your Toddler from their Nursery

Nursery room transitions

Our sweet Aria has officially outgrown her nursery! If I wasn’t pregnant with one more baby right now I would (most definitely) be sobbing over this milestone. It seems like everything changes once they move into a big kid bed, doesn’t it? Aria is 3.5 years old, but is still so tiny. She was also quite content in her crib, not to mention we liked the security of it 😉 … But, all good things must come to an end, I suppose. 

If you are preparing to transition your toddler out of their crib, read on for some advice and helpful tips offered in partnership with Sweet Lullaby Sleep! PLUS, don’t miss our giveaway at the end of this post to win a few items to help with your family’s sleep needs!
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Okanagan Easter Family Activity Guide 2019

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The Easter bunny is coming 😉 and it’s time to check out those fun family Easter activities! I’m a local Mom to two little girls (plus a baby boy on the way!) and we love checking out all the fun activities in our community. Did I mention holidays are our favourite? Here is a quick guide to all the fun events happening in Kelowna & area for Easter weekend. Enjoy! xo  Continue Reading

It’s a … Baby #3 Gender Reveal!

Gender Reveal

Eeeekkkk. You guys, we did it! We found out the gender of baby number three! I am SO excited to write this post and let you all in on our gender reveal secret! We didn’t find out the sex of our girls, so this was a crazy, fun, new experience for us. Mike was the one who really wanted to know this time around, and I think it will be so helpful to plan for babe’s arrival, especially with how busy we are with the girls. We took this opportunity to get some beautiful family sunset photos too! Thank you to Jamie Taylor Photography for capturing these beautiful images.

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