Wednesday, February 27, 2013

happy birthday daddy david!

We love you so much. Thank you for being the best husband and daddy that we people could ever dream of.

Three cheers for Daddy!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

general notice:

Dad joined the Raptors Dance Pack. He makes for a classy addition.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

grammie and papa adventures, part 374: butterflies

Today we took Grammie and Papa to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls. We watched both butterflies and kids flit and flutter around and it was dizzying, in a beautiful kind of way.

Group shot, grump included:

Monday, February 18, 2013

henry's favourite

bowling dinosaurs

Today is Family Day (ie. stat holiday!) and, well, with Grammie and Papa here it feels more like Family Month (but without the days off from work). So here's how we filled our weekend:


(guys vs. girls... guys won... but the Kantors were top scorers so yippee!)

and dinosaurs.

(an exhibit at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. Pictured are the T-Rex, with Joe making a T-Rex face, and the Triceratops, with Henry looking concerned. But nothing to fear, dear Henry - the triceratops is a herbivore. Also pictured are Grammie and Papa on a bench with Gabriel and Annie. Or, as Papa entitled the photo, "Old Geezers with Babies.")

Other delightful activities included:
a downtown walk
men golfing
adults eating dinner together at a restaurant
stew and pie
new dinosaur books
a restaurant lunch
hours of legos
breakfast for supper

Grammie and Papa, what are we going to do when you leave? Just legos and laundry, I suppose.

Friday, February 15, 2013


of the quilted variety. That's what the boys got for Valentine's Day. They were supposed to be presents before Annie arrived, then birthday presents, then Christmas presents. Lesson learned: two twin-sized quilts take time. Anyway, they were nice gifts to give yesterday. The boys loved them, and I love the boys, so loving all around.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Of the snowy variety. This was our first time taking our kids tobogganing and the verdict is...
Joe - loved it
Henry - would have preferred a nap first
Annie - indifferent, even when on the crazy carpet with Daddy

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Happy Birthday, Emily! We love you and are so thankful to have such a lovely and loving niece and cousin.


Her post-nap glow.


Friday, February 8, 2013


Today was an official snow day... schools were closed and Daddy worked from home... and Joe played outside for hours. So long that icicles-form-on-your-eyelashes kind of playing.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

boys and their toys

On today's adventure agenda... we went to a farm show with Grammie and Papa. Besides playing in corn and having lunch and following Papa around, the boys needed to try out every.single.tractor.

Annie came, too. She did not, however, ride any tractors. But she did eat so she is thanking a farmer.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

annie eats

Annie's first food:
pear juice
Annie's second food:
Why not?