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POD: Blue Jays Game

Tonight I got down to the Rogers Centre for the first time this season. To see the Blue Jays play the Baltimore Orioles.  It was quite a game. After each

POD: Taking a Shot

Today we took a break from lacrosse to head to Just Shoot It with some of her next season teammates. It was fun watching her and her friends working on

POD: Ringing in the New Year with a Pie in the face

A new year has begun and for my first picture of 2018, I have one from last night. Violet and Jacob playing Pie in the Face showdown. Violet one the

POD: Jacob and his Art

This spring Jacob took an art course after school, today was art show day. So I thought I’d share this collage I made from some picture of the event. It’s amazing what he can do when he takes his time and concentrates.

POD: And then there was Tenis


Last summer while away at camp Violet discovered tennis, and she really enjoyed it. Ever since we’ve tried to find a way for her to continue playing it, but with our busy schedule, it’s been hard. This last parks and rec session we found a 1 on 1 tennis lesson that mostly worked with our schedule. We had a few weeks that we just couldn’t make it because of other commitments and were even late once or twice trying to switch between activities, but violet loved it and I loved watching her progress each week. Last night was her last class of the session, perhaps its time to get the family some rackets so we can play together.

POD: Lacrosse warmup

Today was lacrosse day and Mimico was on fire, the team won both their games. 11-3 and 11-0. After scoring in her ball hockey game last night Violet kept the goals coming with 7 goals in the 2 games today. I don’t know where she gets the energy from.

POD: Birthday Ride down White Water Canyon

Today we celebrated Jacob’s birthday with a trip to Canada’s Wonderland. I can’t believe my little boy is 12 years old.  It was a great day spent mostly at Splashworks, enjoying the Waterslides, wave pool and Lazy river. We did find time for a trip down the White Water Canyon too.

POD: Jacob in a Tree

Today was Ball Hockey practice, and while Violet practised Jacob climbed trees.

POD: Blue Jays Game

Tonight I got down to the Rogers Centre for the first time this season. To see the Blue Jays play the Baltimore Orioles.  It was quite a game. After each team scored 1 run in the first it stayed that way into the 7th when the Toronto reliever gave up a solo home run. The next inning they had back to back homers stretching the lead to 4-1. Thankfully, in the bottom of the 9th, the Jays bats came alive and they tied the game at 4 forcing extra innings. Unlike the Yankee game Wednesday (A lose in the 13th inning), the Jays won it in the 10th. It was a great game.

POD: Practicing taking the Shot

At times it seems that all of our free time is taken up running from one kid’s activity to another. Seeing the joy in our kids as they take part in their different activities makes all the effort worth it. So today I have another Lacrosse picture.

POD: Taking a Shot

Today we took a break from lacrosse to head to Just Shoot It with some of her next season teammates. It was fun watching her and her friends working on lifting the puck.

POD: Battling in Practice

Monday night is Lacrosse practice, and I captured these picture of Violet battling her teammate for the ball during one of the drills. I just love how hard she tries at everything.

POD: A Rainless trip to Brampton

The summer is here and that means our Sunday mornings are spent at the lacrosse field. Today we were in Brampton, and for the first time in 3 years of lacrosse, it didn’t rain. Sure it looked like it was going to for most of the morning, but it held off till after Violet’s games were done. The day started out with the team playing really well against a very tough opponent, unfortunately, it ended with 2 loses. Still watching them today you can see the promise of the team, giving me hope for the rest of the season.