Life: Almost Summer

My girls In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.… Continue reading Life: Almost Summer

Life: What We Did in April

So April was...a month. It feels very strange to look back over an entire month full of things I didn't do. We didn't swim at the pool. We didn't get new books from the library. We didn't have friends over or go to anybody's home. We didn't play at the park. I didn't set foot… Continue reading Life: What We Did in April

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!

Life: Valentine Day and Other Excitement

Actually, this post has nothing to do with Valentine's Day other than that today is, in fact, that day and that means we are halfway through February. Not sure how that happened so quickly when January lasted roughly three hundred days. January hike We did fit in some fun in January though, even as we… Continue reading Life: Valentine Day and Other Excitement

Book Review: The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Second Edition by Elizabeth Pantley

2 out of 3 of us are asleep here. I received an Advance Edition of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Sleep. It's one of the most important things to parents, especially parents of newborns. They talk about it endlessly. People ask about it endlessly.… Continue reading Book Review: The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Second Edition by Elizabeth Pantley

Mid-Month Check-In and Happy Thanksgiving!

October has not had a great start in either the book review or the book reading department. I've completed 3 books and DNFed 2 others and am contemplating abandoning a current read. In an effort to break the cycle, I'm sharing a bit of what I've read so far as well as some recent life… Continue reading Mid-Month Check-In and Happy Thanksgiving!

More Camping: Thormanby & Sakinaw

Last summer Peter and I had a joke that camping with our children (then aged 3 and 10 months) was "an investment in future fun". It was a lot of work, it wasn't always enjoyable, but we felt it was important and something we wanted to do with them and we hoped that we were… Continue reading More Camping: Thormanby & Sakinaw

Life: An Update on Reducing Plastic

It's been a couple of months since I read How to Give Up Plastic and was inspired to reduce the plastic usage in our home so I thought I'd share how that's going and some of the things we've replaced. Shampoo! Well, I haven't given up shampoo but I did make the switch to a… Continue reading Life: An Update on Reducing Plastic

Life: A little bit of April

A picnic at the park April, as is usual, has been a combination of brilliantly sunny days (see above) and rain. The girls have started to play in the backyard a little more but we've also had our share of indoor days, struggling through until dinner time. Putting Pearl to work With Pearl's recent birthday… Continue reading Life: A little bit of April

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!