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Monthly Archives: June 2012

School’s Out!

As of today, we can officially close the books on Adam’s year as a first grader. Report cards came home today and while there is technically still school tomorrow, Adam and I are taking the day to hang out together. We have exciting activities planned — like a coffee date at Starbucks and a trip toContinue Reading

Adam the Artist

Much to my initial annoyance, Adam came home on Friday and unceremoniously dumped out his stuffed-to-the-gills backpack on the floor. I was far less annoyed when I discovered that his backpack had been crammed with various pieces of artwork he’d created at school this past year. Here is his take on the classic Starry Night. ThisContinue Reading

Nancy Dress Pattern Test

I am now counting down to the time at which I will have a dedicated space for my sewing — lugging my sewing machine and serger all over the house and taking over the dining room table leaves much to be desired. It’s seriously cut down on the amount of sewing I do because the smallestContinue Reading


For as long as I can remember, Leah has been moderately obsessed with the skate park en route to school. She has asked for a skateboard and for me to please bring her tricycle so that she can navigate the ramps and give me multiple heart attacks. Keep in mind that Leah’s head is soContinue Reading

Friday Miscellany

Adam and I continue to enjoy our Friday afternoon coffee dates — this has quickly become one of my favourite events of the week (and not just because I get to drink coffee). Today we spent our time mapping out our summer vacation: Adam has serious plans, involving math, science, baking, knitting and sewing. He’s alreadyContinue Reading