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RESP 2018 Update

This year we started teaching Devon about saving money, and he loves it. He grabs any coins or bills we give him and runs around the house doing his best capitalist impression. “Bwahaha,” he says, while lavishly throwing money around. It won’t be long before he starts managing his own …

2018

2017 was a crummy year, and we were looking forward to a more peaceful 2018. The year started out lovely enough: We went on a winter hike along Niagara River Devon started to ski Our little boy turned four and graduated from preschool We had lovely camping trips to Long …

Giftmas

Devon tried hard to be a good boy this year. “But my brain is still growing,” he says, repeating an article on prefrontal cortex development we read together. “Sometimes I’m not good at making decisions.” Despite being sometimes bad, he still got a sledful of toys from Santa. His biggest …

White Christmas

The weather was so unseasonably warm this December, we weren’t expecting a white Christmas. But big, fluffy snow started coming down last …

Hello, Santa?

Devon called Santa from the Christmas village in Waterloo Park. Santa asked for cookies. Rudolf was also on the line and requested …

Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count takes place every December, and because Devon loves birds it gave us a good reason to head outside …

School Concert

Devon had his first Christmas concert this week. All the young’uns in his class lined up to awkwardly sing Christmas Shark and …

Barbie

Devon asked what was my favourite toy growing up. “Barbie,” I said. “I used to knit them tiny outfits and blankies when …

Fa La La

As soon as December started we decided it was time to decorate. We started by decorating Devon and Ryder first: Then Shauna …

Sleeping with the sharks

Every few months, Ripley’s Aquarium has a “Sleeping with the Sharks” overnight trip. What they don’t tell you, however, is that there …