Parenthood
  Home      About us      Links      Photos with Teddy  
 
January 5, 2020

Elizabeth wanted to do a "theme" every day of Christmas but she couldn't really articulate what she wanted to do beyond getting dressed up. Actually what she really wanted was to wear a new dress every day but since her parents didn't volunteer to purchase her twelve new dresses for the occasion she was sort of at a loss. So we had a "wear red and green" day and a couple of "party" days but mostly we didn't really do the theme thing.

 

We did open presents every day and on the day we opened umbrellas (the gift the kids gave to each other this year) Elizabeth declared it "pretend it's raining" day.

 

Anyway, the last day of Christmas Elizabeth decided we had to do a dress up day so we all got dressed up and watched a Christmas movie. We watched "Elf" which I thought was a pretty terrible movie, but apparently everyone else thought it was enjoyable.

   

January 4, 2020

We celebrated Auntie Janice turning 33 at Uncle Dave and Auntie Karen's. There was giant Yahtzee (using dice Uncle Dave made!) and chili and cakes and presents!

   

January 3, 2020

We decided to go feed the birds this afternoon with Michael and Caitlyn. Brendan came for the first time and very much enjoyed photographing all the birds.

 

We also brought also Simon from across the street to enjoy his first time. He was a complete bird magnet - they kept landing on him in a steady stream! The birds were very cooperative and everyone got to feed at least a few birds except our Michael who kept trying to catch the birds instead of feeding them.

 

We brought a sled along thinking Michael would like to ride in it even though Sarsaparilla Trail is very short and quite easy even for an almost two year old. Silly us - he wanted to PULL not ride. By self. Luckily Matthew is a very indulgent big brother and figured out a way to push the sled so Michael could imagine that he was pulling Amelia by himself.

   

January 2, 2020

The kids spent pretty much every waking moment outside today. At lunchtime they refused to come in, instead asking very nicely if they could eat in the igloo. At one point I counted four different sets of neighbour kids hanging out!

 

Elizabeth and Charlotte were going sledding and the kids thought this sounded like a great idea so we tagged along (taking Mila and Simon with us).

 

We had a great time sledding! Afterwards we made slime and introduced neighbour Elizabeth to the joys of Curious George.

   

January 1, 2020

We started out the New Year by heading to the dojo for sensei Nick's annual workout.

 

Erika and Auntie Yukiko were supposed to join us but Erika was still not completely over her flu and Auntie Yukiko was ill by this point as well. We had fun!

 

After karate there was much playing in the snow outdoors and improving upon our snowman army. The kids built a second mega snowman - this time almost entirely without adult help. They built a snow ramp to support the wood ramp after the first wood ramp they used snapped in two under the weight.

 

We also helped build a very very tall one at Lauren and Ronnie's. Actually the first attempt was much wider but less structurally stable. Lauren said "Step back so I can take a picture as I don't think it will last long". So we did and before she got the camera up the whole thing collapsed to the great amusement of all. Ronnie and I (and Charlotte) rebuilt him as a very tall snowman with 7 layers.

 

There were quite a few other snowmen built on our street today - I tried to get a photo of all the snowmen!

 

Meanwhile Mila and Elizabeth were building a snow throne even as the sun went down...

   

 Previous Posts /  Following Posts

Recent posts:
-Rachel
-Ski 3
-Family Day
-Charlotte and Elizabeth party
-Valentine’s Day

Archives:
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
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 © 2020