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Easter Camping

Last year we camped at MacGreggor Point right after Easter: it was chilly, but we had a tiny portable heater in our tent and a lot of fun. This year for Easter we decided early on it would be too cold for tent camping. So a couple of months back …

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 night in Port Elgin and didn’t stop until everything was covered in a foot of snow. “Santa should have no problem flying his sleigh now,” we told Devon. …

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 …

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 …

Doggy Easter Egg Hunt

We took Ryder for her first Easter egg hunt. It was a blistery day but Devon was really excited to help her …

Happy Holidays

We stayed home for Christmas this year, and it was pretty lovely. Not having anywhere to go, we had a few days …

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 …

Easter Trip

After spending a week apart, it was nice to go on a little trip together over the holidays to visit family. Devon …