Friday, June 30, 2017

school's out

Summer, here we come.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

she did it

Here's Annie, on her last day of preschool. She had a lot to report on her last day of school, about playdoh, and movies, and the kids in her class. She did great on her two days away each week, and I know she'll love every-day-school... BUT I AM GOING TO MISS HER SO MUCH.

Monday, June 26, 2017

miss jane

Now that she's walking, she's running. Our sweet Janie is up and racing and she's a little tricky to keep up with. And she thinks that's pretty funny.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

snake charmer

Here's Joe at his spring recital. Please enjoy but, caution, don't get hypnotized by the snake.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

lost: one tooth

Very excited Henry... one loose tooth gone and one very crooked tooth coming in close behind.

here she comes

Sunday, June 18, 2017

okay blue jays, 2017 edition

Happy Father's Day! We celebrated David with some Saturday pancakes, early Sunday gifts of homemade cards and crafts, and then A BLUE JAYS GAME! The girls are boring and don't like to do fun things (ie. they are too little and would be bored out of their minds) so they went to play at Nanny and Grandpa's house, and we boarded the train to TO with the boys for some overpriced hot dogs and a good game of ball.

We love you, David, and are happy to celebrate you any day of the week, especially if it involves a baseball game.

Glee, for I am about to enjoy a large, very salty, pretzel.

Here, the men of the outfield have gathered together to discuss, I can only imagine, whose mom brought snack today and if it's watermelon again.

 And look who you can run into at a Jays' game... your high school classmate from 20 years ago who lives in Saskatchewan. It's true. It can happen. Here's proof: (Hi Erin! So good to see you!)

Friday, June 16, 2017


Look what we got to add to our backyard activities... we're like a theme park back here. The kids love the new slippety-slide... the boys are perfecting their dives, Annie is perfecting her flop, and Clara is perfecting her slow approach. Jane likes to cheer from the sidelines.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

kantor kids in the sun

These pictures were taken before everyone melted in the sun. Especially Janie. She's the sweatiest baby in the world.

happy camper

Here is Henry, looking like a big kid. He and David went to Father/Son camp this past weekend and he basically came home ready to graduate. I mean, look at him. He's all grown up. He tried a bunch of new things, ate Froot Loops for breakfast, learned about some Popes, and has now announced he's going to be a priest. So, there you go. He's a grown-up.

We really missed him around the house these two days. Henry is the soundtrack to our daily living, a constant stream of songs and beats coming out of his mouth. So it was quiet and also especially lonely for a big brother, who moped around without the guy he spends most of his time fighting with. When we (finally) met up with our campers on Sunday for Mass, the two boys took off ahead of us on a tour around the camp, with Henry excitedly pointing around, telling Joe all the things he had done. Watching from far away, oh, I could just tell that they love each other. It was nice. And then it was done. Ten minutes after we got home, there was a fight about someone poking someone else.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

rising and shining

Good morning, from Jane. Morning agenda includes, but is not limited to, waking up, squawking for attention, and engaging in the lengthy practice of hugging and tossing out all friends she allows to sleep in her crib. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

hair we go

Annie's hair does some amazing things while she sleeps.