Thursday, 23 March 2017

12/52

 "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: We went to North Delta last week for a hockey tourney. Jackson scored the game winning goal in two different games and received the MVP for game 2. The team went on to win Gold (4th) in their division. The teams were evenly matched so it was great fun to play and watch. 

Lily: While in North Delta, Lily and I and some good friends went to see Beauty and the Beast in IMAX 3D. While we both felt a little dizzy initially, it was such fun to see the movie in a great theatre, especially with those new extra comfy seats. 

Joining in extra late this week with beautiful Donna and others for Living Arrows.

Monday, 13 March 2017

11/52

"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: At his desk doing French homework, every night and most always only French. Every other teacher seems to give class time for work. I always feel proud when I walk into his room and he is doing his homework on his own. Sometimes prompting is necessary but most of the time he knows to just get it done.  

Lily: After 3 tries, she finally passed Level 8 in swimming. This has been a stellar week for her. On Wednesday she brought home her report card. She received A's in everything except PE where she got a B. She felt very disappointed by this. We told her she has nothing to worry about. :)

Below Jack and Lily are jumping for joy from the snow covered grass on the last day of school before Spring(?) Break. Two weeks of no early get ups, no lunches, no homework, no nothing!!! Bliss really!

Joining in with the lovely Donna and others for Living Arrows 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

10/52

"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson:  I didn't mention that he received his second report card a couple weeks back and again did very well. He didn't make the Honour Roll this time around like he did first term but still did awesome. I'm so proud of him. 

Lily: Currently a creative force. She is either drawing or writing stories or poetry, filling up notebooks or random bits of paper that I'm finding all over the house. I love it. 


Joining in with Donna and other lovely folks for Living Arrows

Monday, 27 February 2017

9/52

 "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: I was lucky enough to be keeping score when my boy was called to the Penalty Box. He was a little horrified/annoyed that I immediately pulled out my phone for a picture but I don't think totally surprised.
He rarely goes in the box so I couldn't help myself plus it was for such silliness (too many men on the ice). Sorry Jackson. Had to be done. 

Lily: In Kindergarten and Grade 1, the school would keep the gym door open during assemblies and never turn the lights completely off as Lily was so anxious. Daily, we'd have to stay with her in the classroom for a large part of the morning or be forced to leave her full of tears as she struggled to let go. On Friday, my girl went up in front of the entire school and told jokes for the Talent Show. She's come a long long way and I was filled with pride and several of my own tears. So so awesome!!!

  Joining in with Donna and others at Living Arrows


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Magic


Is there anything better than waking up to your world blanketed in snow!? What magic it brings. Recently we were treated to a rather large dump of the white stuff that stuck around for close to a week. As we don't see it very often, everything (school and work) sort of shut down for a few days and going anywhere only happened if totally necessary.  We didn't have much to worry about other than making snowman, feeding the birds and enjoying it. Snow brings quiet and stillness. The beach was heavenly but cold.  The roads were dead.  We'd go outside for a walk then head back in and return to our jammies, drinking lots of hot tea and chocolate. We watched lots of movies and put together a lot of lego. Lily drew and wrote, Jackson played a load of video games. We read. It was blissful and I have to admit I was sad to see it go. There are rumours of more coming our way in March. It seems hard to imagine as I look out my window now to beautiful sunshine and the bluest skies but we shall see.
Enjoy some Boomerang snow silliness below.


                    

Sunday, 19 February 2017

8/52


 "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: Is there a sport he doesn't like or want to try?!?! He has joined the school basketball team and is loving it but of course wants the $100+ runners that are "necessary" to play properly. :) 

Lily: We really are kindred spirits, both thrilled to feel the sunshine kissing our skin this past week. Snow last week, warm sun this week. Our poor Earth!

Joining in with Donna and others for Living Arrows 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

7/52

 "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: We received an email this week from a Gramma of one his friends (a girl). She wanted to let us know that he was "lovely and had impeccable manners and that he was welcome in her home anytime". 

Lily: Happy and lighthearted having a 5 day weekend because of school closures due to weather. There is nothing she loves more than staying home all day long and we did a lot of that during our 5 days off. There was loads of lego, Netflix and art. See the Valentine she gave to her friends this year below. 

Joining in a little late this week with the lovely Donna and others for Living Arrows