Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Tortola is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands.

We enjoyed a day at Cane Garden Bay.

There were beautiful translucent fish in the water and the kids tried to catch them with their buckets. Here they are strategizing:

The fish easily eluded them but weren’t so lucky with the predators swooping down from the sky.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

“To Do” list for a 9-year-old

I came across a “To Do” list that Léah compiled one morning. I especially liked item #20.

Monday, February 14, 2011

May the Lego Force be with you

Gabriel has always loved Lego and in the last year, has become enamoured with Star Wars. Combine Lego and Star Wars, and you have true bliss.

The Sidney Museum currently has a Lego exhibit with some huge Star Wars Lego models.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Savouring a Kiss from Mama

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Dangers of School Recess

Gabriel was pinched by a crab on the beach yesterday during recess at school. You have to be living in a place like Vancouver Island for something like that to happen! Last year while we were living in Costa Rica, a boy at school got bitten by a snake during recess. Our kids have a different reality than I did growing up in a big city – my biggest worry while playing at school was scraping my knee on the pavement.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ice Capades

Our kids had their first opportunity to skate outdoors while we were in Quebec.

On the subject of skating, Naimah fits into Mélanie’s figure skating dress from over three decades ago!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


During the winter holidays, we enjoyed skiing as a family. It was Naimah’s first time and Gabriel had only been on skis once before for a mere half hour when he was 4-years old.