Elfcapades Mid-month Recap

The elves have been busy these past few days! Whether it’s bringing in the Christmas books, decorating the felt Christmas tree, filling up the gratitude jar, raiding advent calendars, reading Christmas books, hiding themselves in luggage, hosting movie nights, sneaking into nativity scenes, stowing away in boots, moving the playroom into the sunroom, watering the […]

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

The perfect (as in both Patrick and I agree on it) Christmas Tree? Check! Cheesy Holiday Playlists echoing through the halls? Check! LED outdoor lights that were supposed to all be the same ‘white’ but aren’t at all? Check! Freshly fallen snow? Ha -thought we weren’t gonna get that in Victoria? Check! Massive pile of […]


If you haven’t heard, our home has fallen victim to Frozen-mania. Requests to play the movie soundtrack start promptly at 6am and continue straight through until bedtime. Isabelle has taken on the older sister role of Elsa, and Elodie is Anna in their daily make-believe games, and their two tiny Disney figurines of the characters […]

Elodie turns two!

This afternoon 7 little girls took over our house, giggling, playing, running (and for Kit, jumping for the first time!) eating grilled cheese sandwiches and rainbow cupcakes and decorating cookies. Thank you to Matt and Shazma for Elodie’s birthday dress, to our friends who helped make today really special and to all of you who […]

Happy Birthday Elodie!

Today our Edmonton baby turns two! Michelle has put together an amazing selection of photos chronicling the last two years, and with all that we’ve fit in for that short amount of time, no wonder she seems like she should be almost three instead. Elodie is extremely excited about the event, and for days now […]

Rainbow Cupcakes

Big day tomorrow: Elodie is turning two! She is currently very into rainbows (thanks to a signing time song she wants to sing over, and over, and over again) so we decided to go with a rainbow theme for her birthday. Earlier in the week we made a giant rainbow with our handprints and then […]

Art Gallery Night

This week Isabelle has been asking the same two questions over and over again: Is it Elodie’s birthday yet? (that will be Saturday) and, Is it art gallery night? Well, Art Gallery night finally came and, after driving us crazy all day asking if it was time go yet, and insisting we all wear fancy […]

Singing, Sliding and Underpants

A few clips taken over the past couple days for your enjoyment. It’ll take a little while to load, since it’s a larger video than usual, but just hit play.

Sweet Treats with Grand-maman

Growing up, I remember dessert being a rare event in our house and being delighted that I could ask for honey-nut cheerios as one of my Christmas presents, since my mom was so strict about sugar in the house… then along come grandkids and, much to the girls’ delight, suddenly all that goes out the […]

Easter Cookies and Manicures

Since making sugar cookies with Aunt Janne and cousin Megan over Christmas, Isabelle has been constantly asking when we are gonna make and decorate cookies again. For Easter, I finally gave in, channeled my inner Martha Stewart and gave it a go. It took two days, lots of breaks (this mom and her daughters seem […]