I received a couple of wee hand-me-down Engel wool shirts and a wool diaper cover from a friend of mine for the new babe.
I ought to take a step back here and say that we are preparing to welcome another babe to our family, a sibling for Maus and Cub, towards the […]
This past Christmas we finally had our first real tree as a family. We picked Mausi up early on her last day of school, and we went as a family to cut down our tree. It was beautiful. It was everything a Christmas tree should be. We took down our Christmas tree yesterday; […]
I stepped out the other day and a fluttering sound interrupted my daydream. Caught in the uppermost branches of a tree, silhouetted against the steel blue of a cloudy late December sky, was a plastic shopping bag. Winter images in my mind would have the bag replaced with a crow, or other winter-residing bird, not […]
A friend and I were talking about baby essentials the other day. She had read an extensive list and was skeptical that one needed all of it. It made me think of my own list, and while the list changes for everyone, and even sometimes between babies, this one worked for us; a Maus’s view […]
A balance bike or runbike was on our list of things we wanted to get for our children. When I found a practically brand new one on Kijiji a mere 20 minute drive away we bought it right away (or rather, Mausi’s Auntie M did for her Christmas present the year she was 2).
We’ve been having such fun in the garden this year. Perhaps it is because Maus and Cub, now 4½ and 2, are playing so well together outside. Perhaps it is the extra two garden boxes we built. Perhaps it is because the kids love helping water and are excited […]
My little Maus started junior kindergarten this year, and although her kindergarten is all day, 5 days a week, we decided that we would still have frequent days at home. Not only would these days at home be rest days to unwind a little, they would also be perfect times to […]
Borage is one thing that grows well in our garden (tomatoes on the other hand failed miserably this year…). The borage plants with their pretty nodding flowers in shades of blue and violet are a favourite of bees and are often abuzz.
Borage flowers are […]
For a few years now we have enjoyed the early July serviceberries, also called saskatoon berries, that ripen on many trees used locally in city landscaping. The summer I was pregnant with Maus, a friend of ours came for dinner with a handful of berries he had picked on his way over. […]
A lot of reading goes on in this house, and the greater part of that happens with two little ones on or beside us. Cub is still far more interested in trying to eat the books than looking at the pictures or listening to the words, and Maus tries her hardest to […]
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