Our Rose. She is a delight. She lives large and feels her feelings hard. At the beginning of September, I met with the kindergarten teachers at the girls' school, an opportunity to help them get a sense of my child as they figured out class placements. I pondered how to describe Rose. Rose loves hard.… Continue reading Rose is 5!
Our sweet Pearl-girl turned 7! We are big believers in "Birthday Week" in our house so we've spent all week celebrating Pearl. Last week started off with a family swim and then a trip up Coast to Pender Harbour. Last year, unable to travel or have a party for Pearl's birthday, we had a little… Continue reading Pearl is 7!
This girl is 4! Rose celebrated her birthday at the end of September and, oh my goodness, what a gift she is! Rose is full of personality and passion. She is little but loud and she is rarely shy about expressing herself. She is affectionate, always up for a cuddle, and quick to say, "I… Continue reading Rose is 4!
We are not a zero-waste family but we are always striving to produce less waste. In our daily life I think we are doing okay though there is of course room for improvement. When I started attempting to make changes to reduce our plastic-usage and our general garbage creation, I noticed one major source of… Continue reading Life: Throwing a Low-Waste Birthday Party
This week our Pearl turned 5! She is feisty and goofy, hilarious and serious. She loves to follow (and enforce) rules. She likes clear boundaries and expectations and so, I hope, will thrive in school this coming fall. She likes being in charge (classic oldest sibling) and is quite competitive. She is a true introvert… Continue reading Pearl is 5!
Rose is 2! We ended September with a party and a birthday to celebrate another whole year of our Rose. I'll admit, I'm sort of in shock over this one because how can my baby be entirely out of babyhood and into toddlerhood? Rose doesn't yet say her own name but refers to herself as… Continue reading Rose is 2!
Our Pearl. She is curious and imaginative and very observant. She loves cars (her chosen party theme) and dinosaurs. She loves playing with her cars and has elaborate worlds built up around her car family (as she calls them). She's very relational in her play and everything is always sorted into families. Pearl loves looking… Continue reading Pearl is 4!
For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. 1 Samuel 1:27-28 Rose is one! She is an absolute sweetheart of a baby - full of smiles and laughs - and we couldn't love her more. Rose is quirky and affectionate and determined and has a happy nature.… Continue reading Rose is 1!
Last weekend we celebrated three years of Pearl. Three years of fun and laughter and tears and growth. Pearl chose "raccoons" as the theme for her birthday party. Those are her raccoon friends, Douglas and Bandit. (And her baby sister.) We had a nice, simple party with family and friends and cupcakes. Pearl is not… Continue reading Pearl is 3!
Last week we celebrated because our girl turned two! We've been talking with Pearl for a while about her birthday and that she would be two and she'd figured out the response to, "How old are you?" ("Two!" said with a huge amount of glee.) Though "two" also became the response to any other question… Continue reading Pearl is 2!