Pearl is 3!

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!

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On Pregnancy

This is me the day I found out I was pregnant with Rose. I've now been pregnant four times. Nothing in my life has been as humbling for me as pregnancy. Nothing has reminded me more of how little I control. So while this fourth pregnancy was relatively "straightforward", it was a nine month exercise… Continue reading On Pregnancy

Reading with Pearl: Train Edition

I'm not sure that Pearl has ever actually seen a train but she sure seems to enjoy stories about them. And there seem to be multiple classic children's books revolving around trains. Our story selection tends toward mid-20th century and I'm having trouble thinking of more modern train stories. Any suggestions? Pearl's favourite of these… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Train Edition

Reading with Pearl: Bunny Edition

If you ask Pearl currently what she wants to be when she grows up she will gleefully tell you, "A bunny!" This is mostly due to the book on the top left, When Bunny Grows Up. Regardless, bunnies are popular in our household and Pearl's book collection reflects that. When Bunny Grows Up and Home… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Bunny Edition

Life in June

June is coming to a hectic end and we are heading full force into July without a break in sight. But the sun is shining and Peter's work schedule will (eventually) slow down so June is also getting really good. We spent a good portion of this past weekend at the beach, including a Saturday… Continue reading Life in June

Spring Break 2016 – Sechelt

Things that happened without leaving home: We did some local hikes and exploration. Which also included some time at the neighbourhood park. (That swing is not really Pearl-sized.) We hung out in our backyard for basically the first time this year. It was sunny enough to hang laundry to dry outside for the first time… Continue reading Spring Break 2016 – Sechelt