Potato Harvest

Devon planted and tended the potatoes plants in our front yard the entire summer: He did an amazing job gardening: last evening when we picked the last remaining potatoes, they were the largest potatoes we’ve ever grown (and also possibly the yummiest): We’ve been growing potatoes now for about five …

Weekend, Finally

Devon finished his first full week of Junior Kindergarten, and he was so tired by Friday that he could barely keep his eyes open. The lack of naps and all the new kids have really worn him out. Most evenings it’s a rush to get him fed and in bed, …

First Week of School

Devon was so excited to start “big boy school” that he leaped out the door on his first day of Junior Kindergarten: The weather has been lovely, so Shauna walked him to school all week. His first day was orientation so he only got a quick visit. His second day …

Bike around

Though Devon fell in love with his big boy bike at first sight, he wasn’t too keen to get back on it after the first ride in July. But now that it’s almost the end of summer, he’s making up for lost time. In the last two weeks he figured …

Dinosaur Hair

This was Devon’s last week of daycare. He’s going to miss his friends, and we’re going to miss the really excellent teachers …

Manitoulin Trip

Before leaving for the wilderness for two straight weeks, Devon learned to use the bear spray canister. Because we were heading way …

Heat Wave

Before the storms came through, we had a lovely heat wave over the Civic long weekend. Devon got to splash at the …

Allowance

We started giving Devon an allowance now that he’s realizing he’s a big boy. So far he’s getting two dollars per week …

RESP Goals! (mid-year update)

Group RESPs are receiving extensive news coverage again for all the wrong reasons. We considered group RESPs when Devon was born and …

Puppy Surgery

Ryder has been growing fatty tumors on her belly for a few years now, but this summer they finally got big enough …