2023 Highlights: Weeks 3 & 4

Girls started their swim lessons again, which is always fun. This time they are both on Saturday…but 2 hours apart. Which is not ideal for having family swim time. So far, we are taking a Divide and Conquer approach and hope to use it as an opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with them. Manicures… Continue reading 2023 Highlights: Weeks 3 & 4

2022 Highlights: Halloween, snow, and vaccinations

I am delighted to announce that as of this weekend, our whole family is vaccinated against Covid-19! Rose got her first dose on Saturday, along with her annual flu shot. I had registered her through the online system as soon as she turned 5 in September but after not hearing anything back, I went ahead… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Halloween, snow, and vaccinations

2022 Highlights: October (so far)

I am not nostalgic for 2020 but sometimes I do miss the fact that none of our family got so much as a cold for months on end. Even with a child who started kindergarten that autumn. We have not been so fortunate this time around. (Huh. Looks like wearing masks and washing your hands… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: October (so far)

2022 Highlights: Week 36

It's been one of those weeks where the beginning of it already feels so long ago. Probably because this has been a week of big changes and transitions for our whole family. We took advantage of the sunny evenings and slow mornings and, after dinner one evening, we walked to the beach as a family… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 36

2022 Highlights: August

Well hello there! I did not intend to let the entire month of August pass without posting at all but it happened. We had a full month and it made sense to let this little online space go a bit. I've been camping, reading (more on that soon), eating, spending time with friends and family.… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: August

2022 Highlights: Road Trip Edition

Hello! I've been a little quiet here because we spent a week away, driving across British Columbia, and then I've spent the last half week recovering from our week away. (Catching up on laundry and sleep and attempting to re-set our kids' schedules!) Our goal was Kimberley, BC which is a small town in BC's… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Road Trip Edition

2022 Highlights: Week 26

It’s been a full week around here with the start of summer holidays. We kicked off with a birthday party and potluck at our friends’ beautiful family farm. We swam in the ocean, ate seafood, and enjoyed a bouncy castle. Peter then defended his Masters and handed in his final project and he is DONE!… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 26

2022 Highlights: Week 25

Father's Day These girls have such a great dad. And I have such an amazing partner to parent them with. We kept things pretty simple with cinnamon buns for breakfast, church, some play in the little forest down the street, and (at Peter's request) buffet dinner at the local Chinese-Canadian restaurant. Flowers and food. This… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 25

2022 Highlights: Weeks 23 & 24

I'm used to June being a busy month for Peter but this is the first year that it's felt like a busy month for the kids too. Although this is Pearl's second year at school, it's the first where they've been able to do bigger end-of-the year events like field trips and Sports Day. There… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Weeks 23 & 24

2022 Highlights: Week 14

For the beauty of each hourOf the day and of the nightHill and vale and tree and flow'rSun and Moon and stars of lightSun and Moon and stars of light 'Lord of all, to Thee we raiseThis our joyful hymn of praise"For the Beauty of the Earth" I've been listening to a lot of old… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 14