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POD: Watching Jacob


Today the kids started skating classes. Well Violet started Hockey Skills and while Jacob is taking power skating. Both of them tried really hard and I’m sure it will be great for both of their skating and hockey.

POD: The kids on Christmas morning

MarryChristmastToday I wanted to capture a picture of all my ‘kids’ in front of the tree, before they opened their stockings and presents.  It didn’t quite work out.

POD: A Rare sight


Today I captured an elusive couples selfie.

POD: Illustrated Poem


Today we have a picture from Violet’s poem book, that she’s working on with her Nan. They write the poem together and then Violet draws a picture.

POD: Christmas Diva


Today was Christmas day at Violets dance classes. So Mommy dressed her up for the occasion.

POD: Hanging with Santa

Today we headed to Shereway Mall with some of our friends so that the kids could go to the Santa Experience. I love this picture of Jacob and Violet with Santa. I think it’s one of the best we’ve ever gotten.

POD: Wind Power


Today we have a picture of the Wind Turbine at exhibition place.  It’s cool bit I’ve always wonder if there is any more being planned.

Looking back at NaNoWriMo 2014

Shield-Nano-Side-Blue-Brown-RGB-HiResThe month is over, my mad dash to 50,000 words came up short. Very short. I didn’t even manage to write 15,000 words this year, and that’s including my background and world building work in my word count. Still as I sit here and look back at the month I feel like it’s been a success. I found a new world I want to explore with stories. My son wrote over 1000 words of his own novel and seemed to really enjoy the process. So I thought that I would take some time on this the first of December and write about my experiences during NaNoWriMo

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POD: Violet and her Little Friend


This morning as we headed off to school we were greeted by Violet’s little ‘Snow Bear’. I wanted to take a picture for today’s picture of the day, so she posed with her creation. As much as she insists that it is a snow bear the rest of the household thinks it looks more like a snow Angry Bird. either way it’s cute and I’m impressed with the ingenuity she showed picking the pieces for its Eyes, nose, mouth and even arms.

POD: A Window onto the Season


Early this morning I found myself standing in front of the old Simpsons building, now the Bay and It brought a a smile to may face to see that they had gone back to more traditional Christmas window display. I remember as a kid enjoy my trips down to see them every year. Of course now I have to plan a trip with my kids to see them. There were 4 or 5 window displays each showing their own Christmas theme complete with limited movement. Part of me wants to say these windows are up early, but then I remember the Toronto Santa Clause Parade is this Sunday.