Soren – Harvest Time at Chateau Wolff


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Papa knows that I love grapes.  All summer he brought me grapes from his house.  They are so sweet and yummy.  So when daddy asked if I’d go with him to pick some grapes at Chateau Wolff Estate Winery I thought I’d spend the whole day eating grapes!  I was excited to see soooo many grapes on the bushes. BUT we weren’t allowed to eat them, I tried one, and spit it out because it had seeds in it!  Papa makes nicer grapes to eat.  I guess these ones are for wine.  I don’t drink wine as I’m not tall enough.  Maybe when I’m taller I can go on one of daddy’s tours!

IMG_8316Daddy picked a lot of grapes and threw them into a big bin.  Where are they taking all those grapes?  Who is going to eat them?  The tractor came to pick up the big bins.  I LOVE TRACTORS.  The man asked me if I wanted to ride the tractor but I was so stunned I just stared and didn’t answer back.  Look at those wheels!  Later I saw where the tractor was going: to the processing plant!  They were throwing the grapes into a machine that spit out twigs.  It was really loud.

IMG_8332The grapes went downstairs into another machine.  This place is fun!  Lots of shiny bits and electrical cords (and lots of things I wasn’t supposed to touch).
We were all hungry and ate lunch outside on a big long table.  We even got juice boxes!  I played with some other kids for a bit, running around.  Juice always makes me a little silly!  Then it was time to go.  We had fun, I know we’ll be back.  I sure hope I get to see the tractor again!

Soren – Exploring the West Coast

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IMG_6501In the summer my family went for a long, windy car ride to BIG beaches on the west coast!  We saw lots of things on the way, BIG trees, birds, cows, lakes, nice people, more trees and then the OCEAN.  When we got out of the car I headed straight for the water.  Waves crashing, big waves, little waves and sand everywhere. We climbed on rocks, we dug big holes, and found funny little animals scurrying across the sand.  I love the sand in my toes, no shoes here just soft sand and LOTS of space to run. I didn’t want to go but mommy said I had to have a nap. I’m a big boy now so I don’t think I need I naps, but mommy disagrees.IMG_6612  I would like to live at the beach, I think that would be a good idea.

The next day we went on walks.  I can walk really far, daddy only had to carry me a couple of times to keep up with mommy and baby.   Everywhere we go there’s new things to see and touch.  My favourite was the star animals – I squealed the first time I touched them but then I thought it was fun. It would be nice to take them home to see our cats, but we’re not allowed to.  They seem to like living by the ocean, plus they would miss their ocean-friends. IMG_6534We also went to Ucluelet Aquarium.  I’ve never seen so many fun creatures in my life!!  The best was the crabs, part because my favourite colour is orange but mostly because of their big, pinchy claws!  And the sea enemies (anemones) were fun too. When I poked them they grabbed my finger – but not in a scary way, in a gentle, slow way – why are they called enemies when they’re so nice?  They were cute.  I wonder if they could see me because I didn’t see their findviagrapills eyes, but I really liked them.

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Soren – Something's Brewing at Longwood Brewery


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IMG_0085Mommy and Daddy drink beer, I don’t like beer it smells funny and it’s for adults only. They make lots of beer in Nanaimo, where we live and Daddy takes people on tours to show them how it’s made! Did you know that at Longwood Brewery their beer likes to ride in a hammock? So funny. Beer doesn’t belong in a hammock, it has to stay in the fridge!!

It was real loud in the beer making room. Everywhere you looked there were about shiny, clean tanks that I could see myself in! And there were water sounds everywhere, and beeping noises and “chhhhuuuuu” like a steam engine! IMG_0101I got to climb a great big ladder to look inside one of the shiny containers. It was dark. I got a little scared but Daddy picked me up so everything was okay. Then they showed me a machine that spins cans of beer around and puts lids on them. It was pretty cool!

The best part of the tour was the air plane! So small but it looked so real. I wanted to fly it all over ALL DAY but Mom said “don’t touch, it’s for looking only” I still don’t understand why I can’t play with that plane ALL DAY!IMG_0112

We filled up daddy’s great big glass beer containers from the big beer taps. I took them to the car to help Daddy out, but boy were they heavy! Luckily I am a big boy now, I can help with everything. My brother is a baby, he can’t help yet. One day me and my brother will be REAL BIG and we can drink beer with Mom and Dad. And go on waterslides. And rides at the amusement park. I can’t wait until I’m bigger!IMG_0121

Soren – Join Me on My Adventures!

Soren - Englishman River

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1. Who are you and how long have you lived on Vancouver Island?

My name is Soren and my parents own and run Vancouver Island Expeditions.  I have lived on Vancouver Island for my entire life! (almost two years)

2. When you aren’t sleeping, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love spending time in the kitchen with my Daddy and Mommy. Dinner time is fun time, always eating something different. I eat everything, but anything that comes with a dipping sauce is the best! I’m a big help in the kitchen too. I climb up on my stool so I can hold the bowl and even use a whisk. Cooking with my parents is the best!

I also love going to the park. We go to many different parks all around Vancouver Island.  I especially like watching the ducks at the pond, quack quack! We go on lots of hikes, Read More

Soren – An afternoon at the Teafarm

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This month I got to spend some time at the Teafarm!  I love Teafarm for so many reasons!

7-IMG_4519I thought tea came from the cupboard but apparently it comes from a farm!  But if you visit the tea farm in Cowichan you’ll learn that tea actually grows on a bush and then the farmers turn it into nice smelling tea by plucking and drying it!

There was a list of all the teas and we choose one to try.  The nice people at the tea farm brought us a teapot and special cups to drink from.  My cup was small, just the right size for me to sip from. 2-IMG_4558 The tea was much better than drinking water from my sippy cup – it was warm and a little sweet too but mommy said there was no sugar in it.  Neat, eh?  There was a really nice place to sit outside with big wooden chairs – perfect for climbing all over!  There was even a fireplace inside just in case it’s cold outside and lots of places to sit.  I could have brought some friends with us too!

In the house at the tea farm there’s lots of tins to choose from. I took them off the shelf and put them back on the shelf.  Off the shelf and then back, I could have done this all day!  This is what I did when everyone else was learning about how teas are made and the different type of teas.

At home when we have tea I don’t get treats!  At the tea farm they bring chocolate and other goodies for you to pair with your tea.  And the shortbread was the best I have had in my entire life!  I6-IMG_4542 smiled really big at the nice man so maybe that’s why we got treats?  The chocolate tasted like flowers, prettiest chocolate I’ve ever eaten.  My girlfriend would have loved this place!  I’ll definitely smile at him again when we go back to get more treats.

Yummmmmy!  I really like that there’s so many different types of teas to choose from.  Before we left Mommy said I could take a couple tins of tea home with us.  I hope we can go back to the tea farm again soon to try more teas and goodies!