February 2016 archive

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! post-show review

We saw Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! last night and both of my daughters gave it two thumbs up! It turned out to be a special night for members of Girl Guides of Canada, so it was fun to be around so many fellow members, and the Guide who did the opening did a great job. Here are answers to the most common questions I have been asked about the Ottawa performance: Parking is $11 onsite (and I believe the only option unless you take public transit). There are new security Read more […]

Ottawa’s Snowmageddon, Instagram style

I finally joined Instagram a couple of weeks ago (you can find me using my notjstbabybrain handle) and I’ve been sharing some pictures of my experiences during Ottawa’s ‘snowmageddon’. We had a record 51cm of snow fall in about 12 hours yesterday and it caused quite a lot of chaos! This was yesterday: Winter wonderland #ottawa #snowday #snow #hateshoveling #doyouwanttobuildasnowman A photo posted by Stacey Arthur (@notjstbabybrain) on Feb 16, 2016 at 8:42am PST Shoveled Read more […]

Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

Follow Not Just Baby Brain’s board Valentine’s Day crafts for kids on Pinterest. Valentine’s Day in on Sunday and we’re up to our elbows in crafts around here! I was able to help out in my oldest daughter’s grade 1 class  one afternoon last week and my task was to help the children create yarn hearts. It was messy, and sometimes a little frustrating to get the yarn to stay put when we were trying to create the heart shape, but the project was a hit over all and this is how my daughter’s heart Read more […]

#Girlsweekend at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello

As I mentioned last week, I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with two of my oldest friends, both named Amy (one is the fabulous Amy in 613, the other is a saint – ok, a high school teacher, but I believe that’s basically the same thing) at the gorgeous Fairmont Le Château Montebello in Quebec over the weekend. As you can see in their picture above, the grounds are nothing short of stunning when you pull in! Our room was perfect for the three of us, with two double beds, a Read more […]