Parenthood
December 9, 2013
New favourite way to get home from the bus stop

Elizabeth was sad when it got too cold (and often wet!) to use her plasma car or bike on the way home from the bus stop.

 

But now that there is snow she's quite content with the alternative! Matthew likes it too...

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December 8, 2013
Grandpa has a birthday

I'm not sure Grandpa got to open ANY of his own presents, but we certainly enjoyed ourselves!

 

Grandma made a tourtiere, sauerkraut, salad and of course there was sachertorte... We might have allowed the girls to take some photos, which led to a hilarious moment when Erika and Elizabeth were both trying to photograph Maria at the same time and providing conflicting instructions.

 

"ONE. AT. A. TIME." Maria proclaimed.

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December 7, 2013
Nutcracker
Grandpa and Grandma treated the girls to a night out to see the nutcracker at the NAC.  To say that Elizabeth was excited would be an understatement.  Her review:  Grandpa promised that there would be a bear and there was!  The bear was the best part.
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December 6, 2013
St Nicholas

Elizabeth and Matthew received matching pjs. It was pyjama day at school and she REALLY wanted to change into her new "footies" (but we convinced her to wear the two piece instead).

 

Matthew immediately took a chomp out of his orange. Then he tried eating his grapes. Then he smashed his chocolate St Nicholas into bite sized pieces which he stuffed into his mouth, small bits of foil and all.

 

Mommy and Daddy were big meanies and took everything away.

 

Auntie Janice made gluten free Speculaas. It was super yummy. Mommy made almond free mock marzipan, which was not bad, except that adding the colouring changed the texture and it wouldn't hold its shape anymore. I guess we'll have to try again next year.

 

In the evening Mommy went to Come Sing Messiah and had a lovely time.

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December 5, 2013
Un oeil poché
Elizabeth came home from school today with a black eye! Apparently her good friend Adrienne accidentally whacked her with a puzzle piece. I didn't think to take a picture in the evening but it was already fading by the next morning after some ice. We were a little surprised that none of the teachers even noticed; usually Elizabeth demands ice and/or band aids for the most minor of injuries.
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