Archive for Fatherhood

POD: Chess Lesson with Granddad

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Today Jacob got a short chess lesson from my Dad. It’s the first of what we hope to be many lessons. Jacob really seems interested in learning to play chess and I’m so glad that my dad is able to teach him. I might have to keep an eye on these lessons, I might pick up a few pointers.

Dear Violet


All summer long I have watched you grow up, you are becoming so independent.  Until something happens and you want your Daddy (or Mommy). Of course even when you want us, you aren’t always ready to tell us the real reasons. When you fell from the bouncy castle it was hours after you hurt your self that you would admit to us that you were in pain. Insisting even as we were driving to the hospital that your arm was fine. Of course now we know you broke your collar-bone and shoulder.

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POD: 4 Faces of Jacob


Today we have a 4 pack of pictures of Jacob that Melissa took while out with the kids before Violets first ballet class of the new season. I wanted to use a picture of my little dancer, but tonight she insisted on no pictures. So Jacob will have to stand in.

POD: Violets Bunny


It seems that anything white needs to be coloured by our little artist Violet. This is her bunny that her god father gave her when she was just a wee thing. So it was a bit of a surprise when Violet brought it down showing off the smiley face she drew on it. Of course I’m pretty sure it’s washable marker she used, but I’m not sure I want to see if it would come off in the wash.

POD: Jacob the Power Ranger


Today Jacob and his Nan went on a little adventure. Jacob was thrilled to have his face painted like a Power Ranger. It’s an amazing job all they had to go from was Jacob Power Ranger Key.

POD: Violet’s Trophy

It’s been a crazy week so much so that I realize that I haven’t shared a picture of Violet’s Baseball Trophy and her Team Picture.

POD: First Day of School

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Today a new school year started, the kids headed out the door both excited and nervous.  Jacob wasn’t sure if his best friend would be in his class again this year. And Violet is facing school with a broken collar-bone and shoulder.  By the time the bell rang they were both off with their friends excited to be starting a new year. Jacob is once again in a split class, this year it’s a 3/4 split with lots of his friends including his best friend Daniel. Violet was thrilled to see all her friends from last year, but also a little boy from her last summer camp.  Since I already know that this picture of the two of them before school will be today’s picture of the day, why wait till tonight to post.


POD: Climbing Nate

Today we celebrated the end of Summer with some friends. While there I captured these pictures of little night climbing up the bunk bed.

POD: Jacobs new chore

image Every morning Melissa or I get up early to walk Ruby, usually we find Jacob already awake entertaining himself. This morning I came down to walk ruby and found Jacob taking her out of the door for her morning bathroom break. He insisted on doing it himself, evening picking up the poo. The only problem he had, was when Ruby saw me and wanted to run to me.

POD: Library Time with Nan


Today the kids headed on an adventure with Nan. They started the adventure at a local library where I captured the pictures I used for today’s picture of the day collage. It amazing how hard Violet tries to act as if nothing is wrong,  even though she has to be in a lot of pain.