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 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 20 & 21

It continues to be a very wet spring here on the West Coast. Temperatures are rising a bit though so in between the rain we've also had some nice-ish days and things are beginning to grow in the garden. Even my compost seems a little more beautiful these days: Pearl had her last pro-d day… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Weeks 20 & 21

2022 Highlights: Weeks 3-5

Oh hey there! Let's catch up, shall we? Here are a bunch of photos: Quarantine creations by Peter.Letting them live in their pjs, make videos, and watch a LOT of TV so I could rest and survive.Dresses and hats from their aunt.In case you're wondering what Rose's personality is like.Out of quarantine and free at… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Weeks 3-5

2021 Highlights: Week 43

I really thought this was going to be our week to get back into routine, to recover from the busy-ness of recent weeks. Alas, it was not to be. After months of good health last year (thanks social distancing and hand washing!), this seems to be our year of catching everything. Don't get me wrong,… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 43

2021 Highlights: Some Weeks in October

Life has felt busy and a little chaotic these past two weeks and, as sometimes needs to happen, I've let the blog slip to the wayside. Doing my best to catch up once more and so put out a little update on our lives. There is always a balance I try to find between sharing… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Some Weeks in October

2021 Highlights: Week 21

Some ups and downs this week. It was a cloudier, rainier week again and I didn't take a lot of pictures as we spent a lot of time inside. Here are some good things: We had ice cream for dessert one evening (not a common occurrence around here) and the girls promptly scurried out back… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 21

2021 Highlights: Week 20

Highlights of the week: Repotting herbs and finding homes for new plants around the garden. Laundry hanging on the line. First watermelon of the year. Backyard days with my littlest while Big Sister is at school. We have snacks. She plays. I hang laundry and work in the garden and read my books. No pictures… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 20

Book Review: How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul & Maria Russo

How to Raise a Reader - Pamela Paul & Maria Russo (Workman Publishing, 2019) This is an easy to read and idea-filled book geared toward parents who want to install a love of reading in their children. It's not so much about how to teach your child to read as it is about how to… Continue reading Book Review: How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul & Maria Russo

2021 Highlights: Week 10

As of Friday afternoon, we are officially on Spring Break around here! We got off to a great start by snagging an afternoon spot at the pool for Peter and the girls - the first time back in about a year. Peter and I also made some time on the weekend for some thrift store… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 10