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…

Hibernating in our Cocoon

It’s been so cold around here lately! Cold enough to turn boiling water into snow. Cold enough that our poor puppy, Moana, hasn’t wanted to go outside without her parka. Cold enough that all we’ve wanted to do was stay inside and never leave. We skipped violin lessons so we could stay home huddled under…

It’s a Colourful World

A couple times a year I order a giant amount of craft supplies from Crayola. We usually get economy sized paint, plus a few items we normally wouldn’t buy. Today our order arrived and we have had so much fun playing with all the new colours! Ella was super excited to get ‘grown-up’ pencil crayons,…

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…

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…

Another Year

Sept arrived in a blur this year. My birthday came on the 1st, it was a pretty low-key affair (we didn’t really do anything lol) I did get a present though (check out our instagram to follow along while I build the Lego Cinderella Castle – be warned, I build between parenting children and dealing…

Why I Encourage my Children to Play WOW

  World of Warcraft (WOW) is a controversial game. Some people hate it, some love it, some love to hate it. But even those who’ve never tried it often have strong views on the game. Obviously I’m biased, I love the game and so does Ryan, but I’m here to tell you why all of…

Music Lessons

Music is an important part of our homeschooling curiculum, Ella and Cordelia play piano, Agatha plays violin and Brom yearns for the day he can play the drums! Music is important to me, I started Jr. High concert band playing alto saxaphone then moving onto baritone saxaphone, in High School I went back to playing…

Saying Yes to Joy

When you think about your life, do you see joy? I mean real joy? I’d love to say my life is one moment of joy after another, or even that my life has joy in it. But it hasn’t really had any joy at all over the past few years. Starting today, that’s going to change!…

Teaching Children the Value of Money

The fastest way to teach children the value of money is to give them money, and a lot of it. Don’t worry, we don’t give them a lot all at once, but we do give them a large allowance. They get the same amount of spending money per month as Ryan and I do. We’ve…

Colourful Fun

  We had so much fun creating beautiful art work on the driveway, and van, and garage, and grass, and road, and arms, and feet today! Aren’t the bubbles awesome? Opps! 🙂 The joy on their faces was well worth needing to wash the van’s bumper and the garage door (and everyone’s clothing lol).  …

When you get maybe 4 hours of sleep, you eat your coffee with a spoon, your toddler head butts you in the face, you can barely open your eyes, and you’re not sure whether it’s because of the headache caused by the toddler, or the lack of sleep. When it doesn’t really matter because I…