2022 Highlights: End of November and the Beginning of Advent

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. In the church calendar, the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day are a time of reflection and preparation. Not just the busy prep of the holidays - decoration, shopping, baking - though those are all good things, but a time set aside to contemplate what it means… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: End of November and the Beginning of Advent

Rose is 5!

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!

Pearl is 7!

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!

Rose is 4!

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!

Pearl is 6!

Last week we celebrated Pearl's 6th birthday! There is officially no denying that she's a big kid. She fully embraced the concept of birthday week and we got to spread her birthday celebrations over a few days. It's been a big year for Pearl. Not least that she's started school but there have been a… Continue reading Pearl is 6!

2021 Highlights: Week 8

Our big highlight of the week is that Pearl turned 6! Hard to believe a year ago we threw a full blown party for her (With people! We served food! People travelled from out of town!) but we've done a few things this week to mark the day and have more fun planned for the… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 8

Life: Throwing a Low-Waste Birthday Party

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

Pearl is 5!

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!

Pearl is 4!

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!