Rainy Weekend

It’s been a rainy week and we’ve all be fighting off colds. In between storms we biked out to have a sushi picnic in the park. “Sushi!” is Devon’s favourite word, and he’s now learning to use chopsticks. It’s pretty cute: After naps he helped us cook mushrooms for dinner. …

Father’s Day

We woke up groggy after a night of cat howls to the sound of thunderstorms petter-pattering around us. Devon came into bed to give tiny cuddles and handmade cards. The card said I’m a superhero. He’ll be so disappointed in a couple of years. If there’s one thing I learned …

River Waddle

We went back to the Doon Heritage Village to pet sheep and learn about metallurgy in the blacksmith shop. And because today we got the first heat warning of the year, after we said “Hi” to the sheep, we jumped into the creek that runs through the village to cool …

Yard Work

Shauna has been on a mission to tame the wilderness that is our yard. After all the spring rain, it’s not just our rhubarb that’s gargantuan: our grass is knee-deep, our mint patch now covers half our front lawn, and the weeds are attacking the little that’s left of our …

Bubbles

We’ve been practicing blowing bubbles and it shows — Devon is now much better than me at blowing them.

Celebration of Life

We had a celebration of life ceremony for Grandpa Brent this weekend. It was sad and lovely. Everybody cried and shared stories. …

Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb

With all the rain we got in May, our rhubarb grew and grew. Its biomass now exceeds that of a feisty toddler. …

Pioneer Village

We took our dinosaur on a trip to the Doon Heritage Village. The dinosaur had a good time — and so did …

Lake Life

The week we spent near the lake after Grandpa Brent passed away was incredibly sad, but also unexpectedly beautiful. Devon and I …

Haircut

Because it takes serious negotiating to convince Devon to get a haircut, it’s been months since the last time we cut our …