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Happiness is … a bubble train

We found a bubble train tucked away in the storage room. I’d bought it last year and then forgot all about it.
It’s been a rather gray and gloomy day, but the minute we found the train, the sun started peeking out!

And a bubble kiss!

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Dylan Reads His First Book!

Dylan Reads His First Book

It was a very exciting moment around here. He did it all by himself while in bed last night (after he ran out of creative bedtime excuses) and we ran up – and he read it to us again! The book is called Mac, and it’s book 4 of the Bob [...]

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Bedtime Creativity

I’m writing this because I figured I could either rant/rave/growl OR marvel at my child’s bedtime creativity:
(Note: please just add a handful of exclamation marks at the end of each request, and imagine a childish voice yelling each request (command?) at the top of robust five-year-old lungs)
1. “Mommy, I want water.” (Yes. Classic. I know. [...]

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The Big Draw, Day 16; Parent-Teacher Meetings

Interesting how lately I’ve just been sticking everything into one post! Today was a bit better timewise, although I was at the high school all afternoon for parent-teacher meetings. The place was very busy; the daytime meetings used to be so much better than the nighttime meetings but that’s definitely changed.
It was a nice [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving! and Absolute Grace

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada! We have had two days of festivities – we went to my sister’s house for a family Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and today we had a small feast of our own.
Which unfortunately left me very little time for other things, like drawing! So The Big Draw will be on [...]

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3BT: Relationships

Three beautiful things today:
1. After dinner conversation with my oldest son, loving so much who he is, how he’s growing and thinking, the person he’s becoming.
2. A gourmet meal on a Monday night, lovingly prepared by my darling husband.
3. Laughing and joking with my daughter, adoring who she is.

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Lunch at the Mandarin

After a morning at the computer for both of us, Dylan and I decided to have lunch at the Mandarin. As we were leaving, Dylan saw his travel markers and clipboard by the front door, and he decided he wanted to take them with us so he could draw. Usually he’s fine without anything at [...]

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When you pick just the right book for your child

Sometimes you have one of those moments that give you such joy. Tonight was one of them. A while back when I was on my book buying binge, I ended up placing holds on several books at the library, mainly for books that I wanted to read to Dylan.
We read a few books every night, [...]

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