Parenthood
December 10, 2013
Cue ominous music
Daddy received a marzipan shark for St Nicholas. I thought it looked cute. Daddy agreed, except he thought the "blood around the mouth was a bit much". I looked a little closer at the tongue hanging out... Wait a minute... That's a foot! Ewwwwww....
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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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