Monday, May 18, 2015

victoria day

Well, where are these kids going? A beautiful holiday day, gorgeous sun and bright skies. Backpacks ready. Snacks packed. Happy faces. Could be a day camp? A family hike? Picnic?

Nope. Daddy's office. David promised them a while ago that, one day, he would take them to his office so they could do fun things like run down hallways and sit in the twirly chair at his desk. So, this Victoria Day, that's what they did. They packed up colouring books and favourite toys and went with Daddy to an office building. And as a special treat, they... scanned their faces.

I asked for photocopies of their bums but that was a no go.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

what's old is new

We're recycling here at the Kantor house... my toys are now their toys and we had such fun playing dress up today! Hooray! And thank you to my Aunt Dorothy, who made lots of the clothes for my Cabbage Patch dolls. I'm pretty sure I didn't thank her enough at the time but now that I look at those tiny clothes and little stitches, I'm really grateful for that time and talent. So glad.

Again, hooray!

Monday, May 11, 2015

mama's day

Happy Mama's Day to all, especially you, Helen Girodat. We love you and miss you and you are a lovely mom.

Over here, we took a little Saturday field trip to the Aberfoyle Antique Market because... you know how little kids love antiques (ie. they don't. But they did like looking through the giant bin of old Hot Wheels cars at one of the vendors. And Joe was weirdly fascinated by a very realistic-looking wood carving of a fish eating a fish.) Anyway, I enjoyed moseying and looking around. And I think the kids would have liked it more, because there were interesting things like a giant airplane propellor, but it was So Hot. See their red faces? It was just too hot. So back home.

Other weekend activities included Mass, sprinklers, breakfast in bed, lots of construction paper artwork, and a walk. I feel celebrated. Plus I got a pitchfork, so I'm a happy gardener.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

nine months

Ta da! She's nine months! (two days ago...)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


She wakes up happy. 

fighting fighters

Look at these two hugging...

... so sweet... so fake. This hugging is forced. After fighting. Which happens all the time. Antagonizers, both of them. Endless. All day. And usually the hugging leads to more fighting.