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100 Happy Days – Day 39: Two-Storey Forts

Posted on December 16th, 2014

Remember how play forts were the best thing in the world? Even I, a confirmed claustrophobe, loved small private (or semi-private) spaces as a child. Taking out the drawers from the bottom bunk and hanging out under the bed with my older sister Emily, or later on when I changed roommates, walling off the corner […]

100 Happy Days – Day 38: Cozy

Posted on December 8th, 2014

My Hubbibi has had his machine line at work shut down over Christmas – four weeks of shutdown, in fact. This is financially tricky, of course, but there’s something awesome about being able to leave for work knowing your two-year-old is snuggling with her Daddy and a good book. (Going on a Bear Hunt.) *** *** Like […]

100 Happy Days – Day 37: Christmas Tree!

Posted on December 7th, 2014

    I wish you could have seen how excited the kids were to decorate our Christmas tree. Especially AB – she kept saying things like, “I’m DECORATING THE TREE!” and “Look at this one! It’s so cool.” Like last year, we got a pre-cut tree from the local Y, which helps to support their […]

100 Happy Days – Day 36: Smiles

Posted on December 6th, 2014

“See my new smile??” they ask. (And this picture reveals a love for three oranges! Well, clementines. AB was making an orange snowperson with them.) *** *** Like this:Like Loading…Related Posts:Things to be grateful for when travelling with small childrenSebastian’s Birthday: A Lullaby for my Children100 Happy Days – Day 25: Black LentilsRemembering What We’re Built […]

100 Happy Days – Day 35: Pretty Folding

Posted on December 5th, 2014

A month or so ago, I read an article from the New York Times called “Kissing Your Socks Goodbye.” It discusses the book – and process – of one Marie Kondo, who helps people de-clutter, re-organize, and make more lovely their homes. I think I’d like to read her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: […]

100 Happy Days – Day 34: Advent Calendars

Posted on December 4th, 2014

This year, we are marking the days of advent LIKE A BOSS. Like a whole FAMILY O’ BOSSES. That is to say, E still has Auntie Beth’s gorgeous creation which we fill day by day with tiny nifty things. (Except for yesterday, when I broke E’s heart by not having it secretly filled by the instant he […]

100 Happy Days – Day 33: Pink Snowsuit

Posted on December 3rd, 2014

This morning after taking E to the bus with me, AB thought she’d visit our neighbour’s driveway. She even ventured all the way to his front steps. I asked if she was going to come inside with me or go live with Steve. She said nonchalantly, “Yep. I’m gonna go live with Steve.” After a few minutes, she […]

100 Happy Days – Day 32: Woolly Rainbow

Posted on December 2nd, 2014

Auntie Emi is a knitter. Today she made me and AB all excited by showing us the dozen different balls of washable wool she’d just ordered from KnitPicks. They emerged from her bag one by one, each colour more splendid than the last. Even though I’m not a knitter or a crocheter, yarn makes me […]

100 Happy Days – Day 31: Masterpiece for Six Hands

Posted on December 1st, 2014

Sometimes, our lovely Yamaha Clavinova gets neglected for long periods. And then sometimes, it gets mad amounts of attention. Look at it, basking in the ministrations of six tiny hands. ALL its demo songs got aired out today. *** *** Like this:Like Loading…Related Posts:100 Happy Days – Day 39: Two-Storey Forts100 Happy Days – Day 38: […]

100 Happy Days – Day 30: Pumpkin Waffles

Posted on November 30th, 2014

As I mentioned, we had a pumpkin that needed to be eaten, starting with the seeds. Here’s what I did with the rest of it, using Adam’s recipe. (Adam is the author of the Intimidating Liège Waffle Recipe I tried during my Waffle Odyssey. He’s also a very interesting guy and a good sport, as it turns […]

 
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