Home      About us      Links      Photos with Teddy  
November 24, 2016

I grew up overseas where winter meant lots of grey rainy days and a few flakes covering the ground was cause for cancelling school. I don't think we built more than two snowmen during my entire childhood. In fact, one was not even a snowman but a snow rabbit. Although we used all the available snow from our yard and two neighbour yards the result was pretty small, muddy and rather pathetic looking.


So I find my children's enthusiasm for snow and winter rather perplexing. When we first moved back I confess I kind of hated winter, but somehow I've learned to thoroughly enjoy it. It probably helps that my kids do too.


All that to say: Snow around here is cause for great celebration and we're looking forward to an excellent winter.


November 21, 2016

Elizabeth insisted that Rachel and Creighton needed to come over for dinner, as they do periodically.


I can't remember what made her think of it but Elizabeth insisted she had to draw something for Rachel. Eventually it morphed from "pick something out of my book and draw it" (I think because whatever it was wasn't cooperating) and turned into "guess what I'm drawing". This of course never ends well, but it's particularly challenging when the clues are things like "it's an animal" and the end result turns out to be an imaginary creature that Elizabeth just invented on the spot.


November 19, 2016

As per tradition, I brought the kids to a couple of the Come Sing Messiah rehearsals. Elizabeth and Matthew both sang along to more than one song. Elizabeth is actually capable of following the music now, which is pretty exciting.


I still didn't tempt fate by keeping them for more than half a rehearsal. Amelia lost patience much earlier than her siblings and ended up climbing up and down and up and down the stairs while we waited for snack time. So she only got to come once...


Matthew showed he's been paying attention at music class when he excitedly noticed a symbol he recognized in the script. "FORTE LOUD!!", he hollered enthusiastically - right into a lull in the rehearsal. Fortunately everyone laughed and Alan Thomas commented that he'll be a great soprano soon.


November 18, 2016

We had planned to meet Karen, my mom and the kids at the Nature museum in order to visit the reptiles but one thing led to another and by the time we arrived Theo was ready for his nap.


So Karen let us kidnap the older two and we had a lovely time checking out the latest special exhibit on reptiles. We were lucky enough to be there for feeding time of the big alligator turtle! Matthew was the only kid brave enough to get his picture taken beside the turtle and he wasn't too sure about being that close...


The Gray Jay was recently been recommended as Canada's national bird, so of course we had to go and find it.


November 13, 2016

The neighbour kids have been "helping" us rake our leaves. Amelia greatly enjoyed helping as well. Surprisingly (or not?) Amelia's assistance was more useful than the big kids since they mostly raked leaves into a pile so they could jump on them from the swing...


Amelia also enjoyed helping Auntie Janice plant our newest tulip bulbs. Cutest thing ever!


 Previous Posts /  Following Posts

Recent posts:
-12th day of Christmas
-Sledding disaster
-Hanging with Kaitlyn

January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
May 2008
Start at the beginning

Powered by Phibian Technologies Inc. Content Layout Engine  
Copyright © 2019