Movie Night: Up

I’ve been so excited to write about this movie, it holds a very special place in my heart. ❤ 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…

Big Hero 6 Activities

Big Hero 6 is a huge favourite in our house! Not only is it a great movie, but it also holds special meaning to our family. When I went into the hospital to have my surgery, and stayed overnight, the first time I was away from my babies overnight since they’d been born, we watched this…

The Reason My Daughter is Afraid of Milk

We’ve been reading the most amazing series together as a family, “The Incorrigible Children” by Maryrose Wood. If you haven’t picked up these books before, please do! They’re so much fun to read, and very educational! Just last night we discovered you can use milk to write secret messages to each other! Of course today…

Science! Or maybe it’s Art?

Nevermind. I think it’s just a mess. Oh wait! That’s how both science and art happen. By taking what you’ve got, combing them, trying different things, seeing what happens. If you use that definition, Cordelia is an expert at both science, and art. Almost every day we hear her plead with us, “Please, Mommy, can…

Stepping Toward Unforgettable

Yesterday, Ella woke up and wanted to make a souffle. I didn’t have milk. We needed to be out the door by 10:30. Normally I’d tell her no. Normally I’d give her a list of all the reasons why cooking wasn’t happening. Instead I took a moment to think about making every day unforgettable. Then…

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…

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…

Garden Experiment

I have a Tower Garden (I get a commission from sales), I LOVE my Tower Garden. But my Tower Garden has a problem. A small problem, well, actually a very big problem (okay, I may have read George and The Dragon (link to chapters, not affiliated at all) one too many times here!) I forgot to take…

#Unforgettable Happened

An unforgettable childhood means so much more than single moments, but sometimes  one of those moments happens and you know that day will live on as a happy memory for years and years to come. This morning our kiddos wanted to head over to do some pond dipping. So we grabbed a few containers, invited…

Mother’s Day Science!

Mother’s Day was on Sunday, I ended up missing getting things done for Sarah as I was working nightshifts that weekend and had a rough time at work. So once you’ve recovered from a rough weekend and are looking for something to make up for missing Mother’s Day, what do you do? SCIENCE! While Ella…

Squee!

I’m so excited!! I sent a message to Dr. Valter Longo, and he responded!! I could barely get my own profs to respond when I was in university, and my grades depended on it! But I sent a message and he responded to me, quickly! I wanted to thank Dr. Longo for his research on…

Gears and Wires and Things

What’s the best way to bring unforgettable smiles, intense concentration, and tons of pride into your children’s lives? Give them screwdrivers, alan wrenches, pliers, and a pile of electronics that don’t work anymore!   Sitting in a pile in the garage we had an old vacuum that no longer worked, a foot spa, a poor overheated, plugged…