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!
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!
This weekend we celebrated Pearl's birthday. We kept it simple, partially because we seem to be raising an introvert here but mostly because she's one and she won't remember this and so we're kind of mostly celebrating the fact that Peter and I made it through a year of parenting! So a simple lunch, some… Continue reading A Birthday Party
While many of you were enjoying a long weekend or shopping Cyber Monday sales or recovering/celebrating from the Grey Cup, I celebrated my birthday and turned twenty-seven. It was Monday and, well, I'm twenty-seven now, so it was pretty low key. The highlight was my incredibly husband who got up at 3:30 in the morning… Continue reading Advice From a 17-Year-Old