Monday, March 20, 2017


Our March break turned into March blech and all those nice plans we made ended up being cancelled or postponed or just sadly put aside. Me, David, Joe, and Henry all caught a fever that knocked us down, and has turned into a huge cough. So a big disappointment for the kids that we didn't get to a lot of things we wanted to. But we did play a lot of board games. And we slept. And stared at each other. So family togetherness.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

janie the giraffe

Here's our 11-month-old gal. Oh my, she's sweet. She has a cute, little, crinkly nose when she laughs, so many teeth, she sleeps through the night, she NAPS, she can pull herself to standing, and she loves to grab our fingers and walk along like she's a speedy big girl. She is growing so quickly... she's our Janie.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


This week is March break and we have some play date plans and some game plans and some relaxing plans and some home movie plans (and some cleaning plans)... but first we had a little travel plan. We escaped to Niagara to enjoy the Butterfly Conservatory and a hotel with a waterslide. The pool was c-cc-c-old but kids can't feel temperature? They liked it just fine, as they did the giant jacuzzi tub in our room and the great "view" of the Falls out the window (it would have been a great view, if we could have seen through the snow fall). A trip that ends with, "I'm glad we came here" out of little mouths is always nice. Good plan.

Friday, March 10, 2017


It's my birthday and I'm this many. Spent much of last week thinking I already was 39, so gained myself a whole year. I might be senile, I guess, but still one whole year younger than I thought. I was spoiled today with a PD day and family togetherness... that meant a yummy breakfast, sweet cards, a box of vodka (thanks, Mom!) (just kidding... it was fabric), a day at the Ice Age exhibit at the RBG, sushi supper, and key lime pie. My people sure know how to love me. And here are 24 pictures taken on my birthday, many of them including me, because that's how highly I think of myself.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Ash Wednesday Kantors

(Annie's wiped off, but she was convinced her cross was still there. Let's humour her.)