Every Sunday afternoon we go for a walk or a drive.
When we lived on Main Street in Vancouver, we explored neighbourhoods, parks, coffee shops. When we drove, we could head in any direction - Crescent Beach, Queen's Park, Mount Seymour, Horseshoe Bay.
A year ago we moved to Deep Cove, a favourite Sunday afternoon destination. Now that we've got our backs braced against a mountain and our toes planted in the sea, we go for more walks and fewer drives. In the woods the kids name landmarks, pick berries, brandish sticks. At the beach at low tide they flip over rocks in search of crabs.
I'm going to get Saskia started on a field journal. A mix of art and science, leaves and glue.
Activities that enthuse my children and me equally, please me immensely.