Movie Night: Up

I’ve been so excited to write about this movie, it holds a very special place in my heart. ā¤ I could talk about the details and nuances for hours, but tonight I’m going to talk about how much fun our family had watching this movie and the activities related to it. We pulled out our…

Frozen Week Finale

We’ve sung ‘Let it Go’ and ‘Do you Wanna Build a Snowman’ so many times this week! It’s been so much fun! Of course we couldn’t have a frozen week without actually going outside. šŸ˜‰ We took to the fields, rivers, and hills this week to spend some time under the beautiful, blue Alberta sky….

This is Halloween

Halloween’s one of those holidays that I love so much! It’s so much fun to make the costumes and see a little deeper into our children’s personalities as they decide who they’re going to be each year. But as much as I love Halloween, I find it always sneaks up on me. We end up…

Autumn

There is nothing so wonderful and joyous as autumn in Alberta. The brisk air, warmed by brilliant blue skies and sunshine, wrapped in an earthy musk that lightens the step and quickens your pulse. Before the snow hit, our family took the time to get out and enjoy one of the gorgeous forests in our…

A Blast from the Past

We finally made it out to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, it was a month later than planned but we made it! It takes about 3 hours to drive there from where we live and at the 2 hour mark Brom decided he needed to go home. He was tired from waking up early…

Stepping Out of Comfort Zones

It takes a lot of soul searching, and twice as much work, to elevate myself to become a person I admire. It’s incredibly difficult to admit that I didn’t like who I was. It’s so hard to peal back the layers, find the parts I don’t like, amplify what I do, and rewrite new layers….

… The kids will play!

Saturday came again and with it another trip south for Sarah and another day for Daddy to run the house solo. With ballet rescheduled that meant no plans and we were free to choose our own destiny. My day started at 3 am when Brom needed to go potty but wanted Sarah to help him,…

While Mommy’s Away

Last Saturday Sarah spent the day at a gala rehearsal, in a town 3 hours south of us. I stayed home with the kids and took over. Emotions were flying high for all of us. I was worrid because the new tires for the van hadn’t come in at the shop to be installed and…

A Letter from Dragon!

Our daughter Agatha has been recieving all sorts of mysterious letters: A Knight named Sir Homer D’omer tasked her with helping him wake the sleeping princess Marjorie A Troll named Smaul, he lives under the bridge of Princess Marjorie’s castle and also want her woken so people will continue to cross the bridge and answer…

A Spoonful of Sugar Makes me a Better Parent

Sometimes children do the strangest things. Sometimes you have no idea why they do what they do. Their brains just work differently than an adults. I can handle that. But somedays nothing I do or say seems to make the day run smoother. They yell, fight, cry, scream, and that’s just the beginning! When our…

More letters, more puzzles!

Once again our mailbox has recieved mysterious letters from Knights and Trolls! A new letter from Sir Homer D’omer, containing another pouch and a secondĀ necklace. This necklace has been passed down from through generation of Knights and Sir Homer knows she is up to the task of protecting it! Using the Templar Cipher, we discover…

Pride and Accomplishment

The past week’s brought so much to us! We weren’t sure what to expect when we stopped using our second vehicle, but we wanted to try. We’ve now walked or biked to almost everything this week. I did use the other van to run to Costco when we had unexpected, but very welcome, company, and…