… 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…

Who am I?

This is a response to¬†Self Development¬†written by my wife Sarah. I read her post and thought that I should reflect on how I’ve grown since that conference many years ago. I remember sitting there holding Ella and trying to think of things that I could say when it came time for me share one of…

We’ve been busy

What a month August has been. It’s almost over and I feel like I barely noticed. The nights are darker and the days have been getting colder, though I hope the latter is just a string of bad weather and that September is nice and sunny. I had the good fortune to take most of…

Hello August!

How time flies, July is almost over. For me it’s pretty much done, I work the next couple nights so I won’t even be able to enjoy the last few days of the month. That only leaves August for our summer and we’re definitely taking advantage of it! Coming off of two vacations only spaced…

Pokemon GO

If you haven’t heard by now there is a new mobile app, Pokemon GO. It’s the most downloaded app world wide, it released in Canada yesterday and over 45 million people logged on! It is an Augmented Reality game using your smart device’s GPS and camera to put Pokemon into your world! You walk around…

Refocus

Every once and a while it’s important to step back and refocus. I feel I am need of a serious refocus right now, I’ve had low energy and low patience and it’s been affecting life at home negatively. Our goal is #unforgettable everyday and I haven’t been building towards that. When Ella was two she…

Don’t Feed the Trolls

Last night while I was sleeping Sarah was playing World of Warcraft. She found an incredibly rare monster and starting killing it. Another player came and helped. The monster died and she got a rare mount! That’s a fairly big deal. Then came the insults and rage. The other player had asked her to wait…

Old Dog, New Tricks.

The title on this one is a little misleading, I’m not old. Unless you consider 34 old, then I guess I’m old. I’ve worn many faces over the years. I’ve never wanted to grow up, but I did out of necessity to feed, clothe and house my family. So I grew up, but only by…

Story Time

Part of our daily routine is the bedtime story, or stories in our case. Every evening we get our jammies, brush our teeth, and help our children into bed. We have a family bedroom, everyone sleeps in one room, three beds fit six people though I get the feeling soon we’ll need to add more…

Tomorrowland

Last night we watched one of the girls favourite movies: Tomorrowland. The girls love the adventure, the message, and the fact that the main character, Casey, is a smart, brave, and tough girl. Traditionally when we were getting ready for a Disney vacation we’d have a count down to get ready to go. We would…

The Great Playground Hunt

This summer the kids and I have made a challenge for ourselves: find awesome playgrounds! We have a fairly nice playground withing walking distance from our house, soon to be two when they put the sand into the brand new one, however Agatha has declared that she can “do everything” at our playground. Ella has…