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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 to look for them. We took him to the Huron Natural Area, a neat wilderness area right outside Kitchener. Not many birds showed up for our bird count, …

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 it was delightful. After Christmas songs we built a gingerbread house that magically held together for about 10 minutes. Devon helped by mostly eating all the candy, so …

Barbie

Devon asked what was my favourite toy growing up. “Barbie,” I said. “I used to knit them tiny outfits and blankies when I was your age.” Ever since he’s been fixated on getting a Barbie, and the Barbie Dreamhouse TV show only deepened his fixation. We were pretty excited he …

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 …

Almost Ski Season

First snow of the year! Winter is around the corner, and for once everyone at our house is excited for more snow …

Diet Dog

After her internal hemorrhaging last week, Ryder is on a special diet for delicate tummies. This makes her much hungrier than usual, …

Back home

Ryder is back home after a scary week and every day she’s doing a bit better. On Thursday we were worried we …

What a week!

Our furnace broke almost as soon as we got out of hospital a few days ago after Devon’s diagnosis with diabetes. And …