Archive for Fatherhood

POD: Hanging with Santa

To the kids saw the big man himself. Mr Claus. It was a magical visit, and every year I wonder when the magic will end.

POD: The Return of Jingles

Today we I continue with the Christmas theme. Today Jingles returns, well technically tomorrow. Still, it seems like the right thing to share for today’s picture of the day. Violet’s been asking about our Elf on the Shelf since she woke up on December first. She even asked her friends Elf if they could ask Jingles to return to us.

POD: November Reading Scrapbook

Today we wrap up November, and with it, Jacob has to hand in his Reading Scrapbook. Of course, he wasn’t finished his scrapbook till after 10 o’clock last night. I think managing his time will be something we’ll work on for next month project. Still I think he did a very good job.

POD: Water Fight

Today was the end of the Lacrosse House league season, so it was Water-fight night.

POD: Tiger Lillies

Today I share our blooming Tiger Lillies. We have a couple of them in our garden, but last year we didn’t get to enjoy their flowers, as little hands picked all the buds. This year we’ve been treated to a lovely bunch of flowers.

POD: Climbing Badges

Over the weekend Jacob had his last climbing class of the year.  I’m proud of how well he’s progressed over the year, and excited to see how he does when he goes back in the fall.

POD: Lacrosse Sunday


Not even the sudden thunderstorm washing out her second game could put a damper on Miss V today. Her team won 5-2 and the teams Lacrosse bags came in. She was one happy girl.

POD: Enjoying the View


Tonight the kids and I decided to walk home from Jacob’s guitar lesson. It was a beautiful day, and though a little cloudy it looked like the rain would stay away. It took us just over 30 minutes to complete it, but what amused me most was how excited Violet was as we walked over the bridge. See keep looking over the side, say ‘I’ve never walked on here before.’ Or ‘I haven’t seen the view from here before.’. It was so very cute

POD: Broken, but healing

Today we had a follow-up with the fracture clinic and everything seems to be going ok. Her bone’s still aligned and the cast is in good shape. Best of all she’s been cleared to play in the first Lacrosse tournament this season.

POD: Lacrosse Jersey Day


Tonight at Lacrosse practice Violet got her jersey for the coming season of lacrosse. We’re still not sure how well she’ll play with one arm in a cast, but if today’s practice is any indication she’s going to give it her best shot.