Lego Fun

Devon got some proper Lego blocks over the holidays from his great-grandma. He’s still learning how to play with the blocks — luckily, Shauna is a Lego wizard and built trucks, boats, houses, and a whole dragon for Devon to play with. The dragon goes around chewing all the other …

RESP 2017 Update

Despite being a pretty terrible year, 2017 did have one bright spot: stock markets around the world rallied far more than anyone expected. We, at mom and pop investments, definitely expected a highly volatile year with possibly negative returns. But the exact opposite happened: volatility was non-existent this year and …

Niagara Winter Hike

We picked a great time for a winter gateway. Just as the “bomb cyclone” was ramping up and temperatures were dropping, we went for a tiny vacation to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Niagara-on-the-Lake is probably the warmest part of the province, but it was still freezing with windchill temperatures dropping in the -30C …

Happy Holidays

We stayed home for Christmas this year, and it was pretty lovely. Not having anywhere to go, we had a few days to enjoy feeding cardinals in our yard, going for a long sleigh ride to look at Christmas lights in the park, toboggan down hills, and make a Christmas …

2017 In Review

2017 has been a horrible year: illness, suffering, loss, a break-in, hurricanes, and whatever fascist nightmare we have suddenly awaken. Through it …

Success!

The cat house Devon built has been a success. Gigi was hesitant about it at first, but now loves to sprawl in …

Cat House

It took team work, planning, and perseverence but we did it: we built a cat house for Gigi. This summer I scavenged …

Holiday Cheer

Christmas came to our house suddenly last weekend. Devon (and the cat) helped us bring up the ornaments from storage and set …

St. Nick

Devon has been a good boy all year. Look: So St. Nick brought him a ukulele this morning. And we’ve been enjoying …

Animal Bond

Devon and Ryder have been developing a stronger bond over the past few months. Ryder loves to eat all of his leftovers, …