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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 …

Allowance

We started giving Devon an allowance now that he’s realizing he’s a big boy. So far he’s getting two dollars per week — it was hard picking an amount since inflation is impacting toyland, and we want him to start ‘budgeting’ for toy purchases. The goal right now is to …

Birthdays and Alligators

Shauna celebrated her birthday last week and we had a few get-togethers to celebrate. As always, Devon (whose birthday is not for another month) ended up getting far more gifts than Shauna, and then proceeded to appropriate most of Shauna’s gifts as well. He was especially thrilled with the alligator …

Lego Fun

Devon got some proper Lego blocks over the holidays from his great-grandma. He’s still learning how to play with the blocks — …

Batman!

Devon’s favorite superhero is Lego Batman. The Batman cartoon is still too scary for him to watch, but Netflix has a re-remix …

Cookie Cutters

I usually try to cut Devon’s hair myself because I’m, umm, price conscious. But this is a special haircut: Devon is having …

Party in the Palliative Suite

After moving from the ICU in Owen Sound to the palliative suite in Southampton, Grandpa Brent started feeling much better. As an …

Easter Trip

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

New Dino Friend

We got a new dino friend at the museum this weekend. It was a good time to get a new cuddly friend …

Holy Cow

All week was freezing, so we got Devon a bouncing cow so he could play inside. Bounce, bounce, bounce is all he …