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Category Archives: Birthdays


Last year, on the morning of January 1st, I called Lisa D. and asked her if we could spend next New Year’s EveView full post »

Snakes Alive!

Remember when birthday parties consisted of pin the tail on the donkey, cake and a few presents?  Well,  that was thenView full post »

Jaia at 7.5

Celebrating Jaia’s half birthday seems crazy to some.  Don’t we spoil our kids enough?  I actually thinkView full post »

Birthday boy

I recently read that if you can do something in 5 minutes, you should do it then.  If you wait, it won’t get doneView full post »

Great Expectations

I read that this morning at 8am, Ottawa clocked its 78th hour in a row with temperatures below -38 degrees Celsius.  AView full post »

December 31.

I’ve mentioned our tradition before.  It’s one of my favourites.  Why wait until the end of the day whenView full post »

This one.

I remember the day Jaia got stitches for a nasty gash on her forehead.  The scar has all but faded now but I had takenView full post »

three and a half

Tomorrow, while the kids are at school I’m going to whip up a cake for my little dude.  And we’ll celebrateView full post »

Happy birthday, Auntie Jenny!

I went back through the archives from this summer to find a picture to post for your birthday and was pleasantlyView full post »

My boy is three.

The days are long but the years are short.  No truer words have ever been spoken. Birthdays get us reminiscing.  TheyView full post »

Me, only older.

Yesterday was my birthday.  Calories didn’t count, I took guilt-free time to workout, and the kids were sneakingView full post »

The photobooth never disappoints.

Give some girls a camera, some props and access to a camera, and hilarity ensues.  Almost all of these were taken byView full post »

Jaia’s Birthday Sushi Dinner

Jaia got to pick the restaurant for her birthday dinner.  Sawa Sushi took great care of us. The Ika Yaki arrived lastView full post »

A Letter to my 6 year old.

Dear Jaia, Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, you’ll be 6 years old.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  View full post »