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

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 6

To Do Lists. To Do Lists basically help me function. I have a weekly To Do List and then write daily To Do Lists and I put the dumbest stuff on my daily lists. Stuff that I am absolutely going to do whether or not it's on my list. But I mix it in with… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 6

2021 Highlights: Week 3

These princesses going for a ride: Rose's crazy hair in the morning: (plus Justin Beaver peeking out between us) Rose and I were walking through the neighbourhood on a sunny afternoon when we came across Pearl's class, on their way back from a local park. I saw them from a distance and was heading a… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 3

Life Lately: Lockdown Week 3

Unfortunately, though predictably, our lockdown has been extended another two weeks (at least) and now includes the entire province. I keep re-writing this post to make it sound less dreary and depressing because really (honestly!) we're doing fine. We are healthy, we are safe, we are together. I will just say that I am finding… Continue reading Life Lately: Lockdown Week 3

Summer 2020

Summer is my favourite season. So I'll cling to it as long as I can (which means as long as the sunshine lasts) but in our household we are shifting into our fall schedule. Peter will be back to work fulltime next week and - the very biggest change - Pearl begins kindergarten soon. (Yes,… Continue reading Summer 2020