Is there anything more Canadian feeling than watching your kids play hockey? This may come as a bit of a surprise, but my daughters actually enjoy watching hockey (the Olympics were a big hit and they had a lot of fun watching their uncle play in a rec game a few weeks ago). For May's installment of the #MGAToybox, MGA Entertainment sent me a Little Tikes Clearly Sports Hockey set. As soon as Rowan saw it, she told me with great excitement "now I can play hockey with Grandpa" and demanded Read more [...]
I'm not big on having duplicates of toys in our house. Since my daughters are just under 2 years apart in age, they have a lot of the same interests and aren't that far apart in height or weight. Most of the time, they share...or more accurately, they fight a bit, whine and cry, and I make the decision about who's turn it is or if the item should be taken away until they're ready to share. I could tell that our PlasmaCar was going to be one of those coveted items this year.
It's been two Read more [...]
If you're Canadian, odds are good that you enjoyed the Victoria Day long weekend that just passed! We were so lucky to have fantastic weather in Ottawa, especially since earlier in the week they had been calling for rain the whole time.
Ashlyn was given a Rainbow Loom for her birthday a couple of weeks ago, so we spent some time working on bracelets together (translated: she picked the elastic colours and tried with success to hook a few of them together, but mostly she complained about how slow Read more [...]
I could, and do, talk about my joy that winter has finally ended all the time. The one teeny, tiny annoying part is that the more time we spend outside, the more outside comes into my house. Mud, sand, dirt, grass - it's all tracked in and needs to be cleaned up. Our house doesn't have a proper utility closet on the main level and our full-sized vacuum is more effort to haul to the main level than it's worth for a small job, so I was doing my best with a broom until my new Shark Rocket arrived! What Read more [...]
Mother's Day is on Sunday! I'm sure this isn't news to anyone but this year it has really snuck up on me and I'm afraid to say that I'm a little behind in arranging gifts for my own mother and mother-in-law, though I have taken the liberty of giving myself a little gift thanks to my friends at Posterjack.ca. Canada's photo-to-art experts have photo gifts to suit every mom and I'm sure she'll forgive you if it arrives a little after the official celebration, especially when she sees the wonderful Read more [...]