Ah, me boys

Photo of the day: “Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.” ~ Terry Pratchett

24 July 2016 Lucas

Only time for a quick photo today. This is from Basin Head – of course. “Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.” ~ Terry Pratchett I love this quote and how well it goes with this photo. It’s from Hat Full […]

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Photo(s) of the day: First and last day of school, 2015-2016

29 June 2016 Ah, me boys

I am a big fan of traditions, and one of my favourite is the annual first-and-last day of school photo. Did Tristan even get a haircut during this school year? I’m honestly not sure! I’ve been making them for a while now! Next year, all three boys will be in different schools – one in […]

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Flashback faves: 10 years ago this month

21 June 2016 Flashback faves

One of my favourite features on Facebook is the “On This Day” app. There’s something wonderful about dipping into the minutiae of years gone by. It got me thinking that I now have enough years of content that I can look back and see in (occasionally painful and cringe-worthy) detail exactly what was happening in […]

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Photo of the day: Tristan winning

11 June 2016 Photo of the Day

You might remember that Tristan has turned out to be quite the track star. Out of the blue in Grade 6 he showed a previously unrevealed talent for sprints, and in Grade 7 was asked to compete in the track and field pentathlon: 100m and 800m races, shotput, long jump and high jump. He placed […]

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Lucas and the dandelion bouquet

28 May 2016 Lucas

Lucas and I are walking home from school on a brilliant, warm late spring afternoon that feels more like mid-summer. As we come up the hill to our house, I notice the elderly lady from down the street and think that in the nearly six years we’ve lived on the street, this is the first […]

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Photo of the day: Barefoot on the beach

20 May 2016 Lucas

Nothing says summer like road trip, family, nine hour car ride, and then watching the sun set into the Great Lakes on a warm evening. Hello, summer, how I have missed you!

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Photo of the day: Catching a falling star

12 May 2016 Lucas

We have driven past this monument in the Half Moon Bay section of Barrhaven many times, and I’ve always been curious about it. Last night after swimming lessons, Lucas and I decided to head over to check it out up close. There’s a placard that explains that what I thought might have been a starfish […]

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Photo of the day: Tristan and Willie

30 April 2016 Photo of the Day

It has been a good long while since we’ve had a cat picture around here, hasn’t it? Both the cat and the man-child are growing up. Lucky for me, while the cat remains averse to cuddling, the man-child is still open to the idea of a hug every now and then.

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Flashback faves: Tristan takes a dive

10 April 2016 Ah, me boys

I was poking through my archives looking for information about Blog Out Loud Ottawa (did you know BOLO 2016 is this weekend?) and came across this post, which I read at the very first BOLO in 2009. It made me laugh, so I thought I’d share. This is pretty much my whole parenting life in […]

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Easter then and now

28 March 2016 Ah, me boys

I was looking through some old Easter photos and couldn’t help but notice that the more things change, the more they stay the same. I find it fascinating that the photos I chose to keep are so similar in composition and pose, and focus on the same aspects of their personalities. Tristan, age 7 and […]

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