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Simon turns 11

Simon had a nice day at home for his 11th birthday. A requested donut run, and then he got a new and improved duvet, gummie assortment package and a mini drone that has been buzzing around the house.

Xander is 14

Xander turned 14 and we had a wonderful day at home: homemade doughnuts, my ugly homemade cake, virtual reality gaming. 

Speaking of teenagers, my oldest (16) isn’t too keen on having his photo on the internet. I might need to lock this thing down in the near future, after 14 years. Wah!

Kevin is two

Our beloved pug, Kevin, had his second birthday. The kids had a photo editing competition in his honor. 


Lotus turns 7

Christmas happenings

The tree is up, we hit up the Christmas village at Alpenrose Dairy, and Grandma brought over a gingerbread house kit. 


Gary Numan Concert

Jason, Isaac and I had quite the adventure getting to the concert venu with catching the wrong train and rainy weather.
But it was a fantastic show!

Halloween shenanigans

Jason and I dressed up as “a couple attending an ugly sweater christmas party” 

Party with Isaac’s friends ✔

Pumpkin carving ✔

ToTing and pizza with the Lakes ✔

Pumpkin Patch 

We are a 100% introvert household and with that comes days on end of staying in and focussing on personal projects. After a couple weeks of colds and staying in (okay, and a couple months before that) I get cabin fever and miss seeing friends. 

Friends were meeting up at the pumpkin patch and I wanted to join, making the kids go. Mean mom! 

All three boys made me pay for it with sullen faces, but after a boat ride, a train ride, a corn maze, Pet Shop Boys jamming in the car, FroYo, and halloween prep shopping, they came home bubbling with joy from a good time. 

So, I don’t know what to think. My suspicion is that my introvert kids just need a push out the door sometimes. Now, if I could find a way to do it without the angst. 

Oh, and I wore my Where’s Waldo costume. Can you find Waldo in the corn maze?