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Scran & Dram

New Hamburg floods every spring, sometimes spectacularly. I wanted to show Devon the flood plains, so before meeting Shauna for dinner we went to see the water wheel in New Hamburg. The water wheel sits right on the flood plains and I didn’t realize that this early in the year …

Bugs and Butterflies

For the past two weeks we’ve all taken turns fighting the flu. I got sick first, then Devon and Shauna spent this week being sick and cuddly at home together. But we also got to have a bit of fun in between: grandma Lorraine came over last weekend for a …

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 …

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 …

Shark!

Devon came down with a cold this weekend, so we decided to join forces with three additional toddlers for a road trip …

Fall at the Farm

Not only is our friend Paula an awesome matchmaker (she hooked up Shauna and me), she’s also a pretty great farmer. Her …

Bats!

Devon is so excited for Halloween. His favourite toy this week is a bat he got from the Halloween store: it’s slightly …

Owl Tree

Devon’s daycare is snuggled between two lovely trails and a lake filled with geese. Some days we go for quick strolls after …

Thanksgiving Road Trip

The Thanksgiving weather has been so lovely, we spent two entire days splashing around Lake Huron not even wearing pants. Devon loved …