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Holidays

Family Day

We took Devon on a little trip to Bayfield for Family Day. We stayed at the Little Inn where Shauna and I got engaged — it’s a pretty fancy place, and for most of the weekend he got to run around pretending to be a fancy baby. He got to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

It’s Halloween … almost

We brought up the Halloween decorations this weekend. Devon immediately got hooked on to the Devil horns, and started acting accordingly. He’s …

Thanksgiving Camping

The weather forecast for the long weekend called for some rain, but we packed our tent and went camping for Thanksgiving anyway. …

Trees for Shauna

We wanted to surprise Shauna with some new trees for Mother’s Day. The trees surprised us instead: they arrived a day too …

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 …