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You know how excited we get when there's a party to be had, so you won't be surprised to find most of the news this week revolving around our summer party on Aug. 24. It's only three days away, and we've been asked several times if it's okay to bring non-Buddings friends. Of course it is! The more the merrier, and we want a very merry time! Come on out!


Bring a camera, too, since now that we know how to add, delete, and restore photos, we'll have a summer send-off collection to share. 


We've had 15 new families join us over the summer, and the hours we have available are filling up, week after week. The 24th of this month is our Early Purchase Bonus Deadline, and we're giving you fair warning: we will be rolling this back in the coming months, so be sure to take advantage while it lasts. 


See you on Saturday!


In this newsletter...

Summer Party - Aug. 24
Barefoot Books
Yoga Buttons
Buckle Up Bears
Summer Photos Restored
Early Purchase Bonus Reminder
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Family Fun Day - Details for an EPIC party on Aug. 24!


Finally, all the details of the Buddings Family Fun Day are available so you can be sure to catch all the action! By now, you know the party is happening this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 24, from 1 - 4pm, and you know we've come up with some awesome activities for kids and families. So check out the schedule of events:
1 - 1:30      Facepainting, Watermelon Carving Contest, and Sprinkler Hopping (bring a towel)
1:30 - 2      The Amazing Carnival Band - Marching Dance Party (in costume? Why not?)
2 - 2:30      Johanna's out-of-this-world Obstacle Course for kids and adults
                 Biggest Bubble Blowing Contest
2:30 - 3      Dance Party - Part 2, with the Carnival Band
3 - 3:30      Yoga demonstration with Carolyn Lundie from Yoga Buttons
3:30 - 4      Wrap it up with another dance party! 
You will need: a picnic blanket, and some snacks. A towel or two, in case your kids like jumping through sprinklers, and sunglasses because we're going to have so much sunshine. Definitely bring a friend or two, and if you have time to make a bubble blower, bring that too!
Barefoot Books Story Time Tent with Veronika Riches


Barefoot Books We loved the Barefoot Books collections as soon as we saw them, and your kids do too! Bear on a Bike, the Gigantic Turnip, and Herb the Vegetarian Dragon are all Buddings favs, so be sure to stop in at the Barefoot Books Story Time tent to see these great stories for yourself.
Veronika Riches is the Vancouver distributor for Barefoot Books, and if you like what you see, you can order yours online. She will also have copies of some of the Buddings fan favourites available for sale at the party.
Yoga Buttons - Yoga Activities for Kids and Families
Yoga Buttons
Recently opened, and already a popular activity for several of the Buddings families, Yoga Buttons is located at 2525 West Broadway (just down the street from Buddings) and offers classes for kids from two to teen, and adults as well.  

We're happy to announce that owner Carolyn Lundie will be leading a demonstration of some of her best moves on the grass from 3:00 - 3:30. Don't miss it!

She was also recently named Notable Young Entrepreneur, by Notable Magazine! Congratulations, Carolyn!
Buckle Up Bears - Carseat Safety from the Co-Operators
Buckle Up Bears Improperly installed carseats in your vehicle will not protect your child from injury in the case of accidents, and the Co-Operators Insurance Company wants to help families reduce the risk. 

Jordan Schnoor, the head of the program in Vancouver, and Justine Frese will be hosting a table at our party where you can ask questions, get information, and book a free carseat inspection. Their website also has information about the latests recalls of carseats, and what you can do to make sure your children are safe. 
Summer Photos Restored! Hooray!


Our apologies for the panic last week and thank you so much to everyone who helped us with our missing photos. They are all back, restored to their original shining glory, and best of all, we learned something. Namely, how to restore deleted photos from Dropbox, but also, how many of the families really enjoy receiving them. 

Thanks again for all your help!

Early Purchase Bonus Reminder

Our party on Aug. 24 has been the focus of our attention these days, but it's also the Buddings Early Purchase Bonus Deadline, so if you have your needs for September worked out already, for either 10 or 24 hours, you can log in right now and get an extra three hours added to the month. 
We love giving bonuses, and this one is a favourite, but with the recent additions of new families, and the returns of our vacationing buddies, we're watching our capacity to make sure we have enough hours for everyone. The 3-hour bonus is a big one, and it will have to be reduced sooner or later. Make sure you take advantage while it lasts. 
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