With the endless winter that Ottawa has been experiencing, escaping through a movie is our favourite way to spend an afternoon, especially if that movie features a tropical location. Enter Disney's The Jungle Book Diamond Edition, which came out of the vault on February 11!
Both of my daughters have seen the commercials for The Jungle Book so they were quite excited to hear that we would be receiving it. I wish I had a video of Rowan opening the package and exclaiming "Mommy, it's The Jungle Read more [...]
Our family has spent a lot of time skating this winter and we finally made it to the Rideau Canal last weekend to skate (and enjoy a Beavertail).
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We've always been regulars at our local branch of the Ottawa Public Library, but now that I'm taking a course specifically about children's books, we're spending even more time than usual reading as a family. These are a few recent picture books that have inspired a lot of snuggles and choruses of "let's read it again"!
Red is Best by Kathy Stinson - a classic story that I think every parent can related to; it doesn't matter what item you're talking about, red (or in our house, pink or yellow) Read more [...]
Ashlyn is really into winter for some reason this year. I'm not a fan of the cold, but I remember how much I loved skating when I was little so after a trip to a used sporting good store to get myself and Ashlyn some skates, we headed out one mild Saturday afternoon to have some family fun.
By our third time out a few weeks later, Ashlyn was skating all by herself! I love seeing the pride on her face when she masters a new skill. She's still pretty wobbly but hey, so am I!
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I don't make New Year's resolutions, but somehow over the past couple of weeks a new motto seems to have taken hold my brain. Things are getting easier, in some respects at least, in our family life. Even when trying to keep things manageable, life gets crazy with one child at school, extra curricular activities, classes for the toddler who turns 3 (!?!) in two months, and my college courses, not to mention my husband's work/exercise/social schedule, but there are no babies in this house any Read more [...]
I love getting mail. Well, perhaps I should revise that statement: I love getting GOOD mail. You know, something that isn't junk or a bill, something in a pretty envelope that was sent by a loved one or friend. One of my favourite parts of the holidays is getting cards in the mail! Ginger P Designs is trying to increase the amount of good mail that is going around through Ginger Mail, a program that delivers a variety of greeting cards, stationery items and other fun surprises to your mailbox every Read more [...]