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Apr. 29, 2015 

We're two days away from May, and those April showers have left us with a city full of lilacs and buttercups! It's time to get outside! Explore, examine, and enjoy all that our amazing Earth is pushing up for us!

It was even Earth day last week, and while we were out and about, Jen took some time to reflect on what it means to love your world, and how we can encourage our kids to do the same! 

We were reducing, reusing, and recycling like crazy last Sunday, at our Spring Kids' Clothing Swap, and we want to thank everyone who came out! 

Finally (and we mean "finally"), the back parking lot, at 950 West Broadway is getting its long-awaited surfacing this month, and our parking spots are making a move to the lower lot while they do the work. Y ou can now find two spots near the elevator in the lot off Broadway. The signs are there already, for spots 52 and 54. 


See you soon!

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Encouraging Kids to Care... about Nature!

Last week, the world celebrated Earth Day - a day to think about, and remember, our precious, precious planet. 

Developing habits that make this a daily ritual start in childhood, and our Nature Club teacher, Jen Labelle, has been reflecting on ways to make sure the kids in our care learn to care about Nature. 

Many Buddings families hold environmental values, and you know we do, too! Check out Jen's post on the blog for a few more ideas you can use to share the wonder of our planet with your kids today!

The Parking Lot Shuffle 

The word on the street, is that the back parking lot is finally going to be resurfaced and painted. This has been months in the making, and we just got notice that the work is scheduled to begin... soon.

The lot will be finished in halves, and while they are working on the East half, the Buddings spot in the back parking lot will be temporarily moved to the lower parking lot, to spot number 52. 

We already have a spot in the lower lot, number 54, right next to the elevator, and now we have two!

The work is slated to take four weeks, but it was supposed to have started already... We will know that they have started when the fences actually go up, but the downstairs spots are already available.
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Switched, Snagged, Swapped!

Our Kids' Toy & Clothing Swap came and went down last weekend and we want to thank everyone who participated! 

We had so much fun, and so. much. stuff! Mountains...

If you didn't make it down, you missed a shopping extravaganza of children's toys, shoes, clothes, and accessories, and the chance to see what the daycare would be like if we ran a store instead! 

It was super fun to run the swap this season, and when almost 20 families come through in two hours, to find and take home hundreds of kids' stuff, all at $1 per item, we call it a swapping success!  

Huge, enormous, thanks to our door prize sponsors, Emerson Apparel, Delish General Store, and Green Ladybugs Designs. Click any of the images below to visit their sites, and see some of the oh-so-sweet stuff from these three fabulous Vancouver brands.

This was our sixth... or seventh...? kids' stuff swap, and we love hosting them! Watch for our next one in the fall!

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