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A six-year-old speaks

A six-year-old speaks
February 19, 2017 No Comments »

My social media feed has been, in the past, full of hilarious observations from my youngest, who turns seven today.  She’s not getting any less funny, but more of her jokes only make sense in context, which doesn’t lend itself ... Read More »

When She Was Five

When She Was Five
February 19, 2016 No Comments »

The superstar of my Twitter feed had fewer things to say when she was five than when she was four or three, but there were some standouts this year! February 2015 5-yr-old, walking around with her eyes closed: “Oh man… ... Read More »

Fade

Fade
June 14, 2015 No Comments »

You know when you wash something too many times and it gets faded, and you can just make out the pattern that used to be there, but the colour is gone? This is what cancer did to my mother. The ... Read More »

The Wisdom of Four

The Wisdom of Four
February 20, 2015 2 Comments »

Very few parenting books tell you that four years old is a return to the terrible twos (with a vengeance).  While there were certainly a lot of tantrums this year, those of you who follow me on Twitter know that ... Read More »

A Year of Three

A Year of Three
February 19, 2014 Comments Off on A Year of Three

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know my youngest is a boundless font of wisdom.  Collected here are her bon mots and activities for the past year: February 2013 2-yr-old at supper: “This strawberry doesn’t work!” The now-three-yr-old ... Read More »

Big News Week

Big News Week
March 2, 2013 1 Comment »

So, two big pieces of news this week: – we bought a minivan – I got accepted to an M.Ed program So, our Veracruz had reached the end of its life with use, so we were looking to replace it ... Read More »

What I did this week

What I did this week
September 20, 2012 Comments Off on What I did this week

If you’ve been following me on Twitter at all, you’ll know that in the last couple of weeks, I’ve been elbow-deep in finishing off a project started last spring.  In June, I filmed the Carlton drama group’s play Invincible. I ... Read More »

Gingerbread

Gingerbread
December 22, 2011 1 Comment »

I put this together from a kit the other night. We had the kit sitting around left over from Grace’s birthday party (Mandi made mini-gingerbread houses for that day). I was aiming for a look like they had on the ... Read More »

Summer trip galleries

August 22, 2011 Comments Off on Summer trip galleries

Our trip this summer went from July 22nd to August 6th.  The two older kids and I drove from P.A. to Peterborough, and Mandi & Noelle flew out to meet us.  I took photos on both my phone and my ... Read More »

Swimming lessons

July 19, 2011 Comments Off on Swimming lessons

A week ago, the kids all had swimming lessons. Apparently, I had a camera with me… shocking, I know.  So here you go: I’m particularly happy with those cloud shots. It’s what I imagine standing on the bottom of a ... Read More »

Vancouver photos 2 of 2

May 31, 2011 Comments Off on Vancouver photos 2 of 2

So here are the photos from the grad itself – so rpoud of my wife, who not only got her MDiv, but also won an award for Pastoral Ministry – way to go, hon! The ceremony took place at First ... Read More »

Vancouver photos 1 of 2

May 30, 2011 Comments Off on Vancouver photos 1 of 2

We flew out to Vancouver this weekend to celebrate Mandi graduating with her MDiv from Carey Theological College in BC. The two older kids, having been to Nova Scotia two summers ago were excited to dip their toes in the ... Read More »