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May 2017

Pioneer Village

We took our dinosaur on a trip to the Doon Heritage Village. The dinosaur had a good time — and so did Devon. They got train tickets, went on a horse-drawn wagon ride, and got to see all the animal friends on the farm.

Lake Life

The week we spent near the lake after Grandpa Brent passed away was incredibly sad, but also unexpectedly beautiful. Devon and I spent every day going up and down the beach. All week long the sky threatened to rain, and often did. But that didn’t stop Devon from splashing in …

Haircut

Because it takes serious negotiating to convince Devon to get a haircut, it’s been months since the last time we cut our hair. Since December, Devon’s hair grew and grew so that he looked more like a happy Muppet than a boy. Because we had a few days off this …

Cooking with Grandma

We spent some time improving our cookie cooking skills this week. “Who made these cookies?” we asked. “They’re delicious.” “I did,” Devon …

Say Goodbye

We learned that Grandpa Brent was back in the palliative care on Friday evening. Devon and I packed the car and went …

Bubbles

We got so good this year at blowing bubbles! Such fun! And because bubbles are fun, we got a bubble making machine …

Mom Crafts

Devon started the Mother’s Day celebrations with a huge temper tantrum. But the day soon turned around: he sneaked up to Shauna …

Bike to Work

Now that the weather is lovely, Devon and I started biking to work every day again. The little Waterloo Zoo is the …

Fairy Lake

Fairy Lake is right next to the hospital in Southampton. We spend a lot of time in the area visiting grandpa. And …

Rain

We got Devon a polka dot umbrella just in time for the spring downpour: We’ve been getting lots of use out of …