Ever-Expanding Artistic Talents

Woah, hold up there! You mean to tell me that anything about that picture constitutes “artistic talent”? As a matter of fact, I do. Alright, so I’m actually more impressed by the details that Tevye is now including in his drawings. For a long time he drew heads, which included eyes and a mouth, with … Continue reading

Fun and Excitement on a PEI Beach

It’s always amazing how the things a person can discover at the beach will vary by such large degrees, even if the beaches are relatively close to one another. For example, I’ve never stumbled across an old wooden lobster trap here in Nova Scotia, even though the lobster industry is just as prominent, and yet, … Continue reading

On becoming “Quite Old”

As the candles on this cake might suggest, someone recently had their 29th birthday. I’m not going to say who it was, but suffice it to say he’s quite a handsome, charming, delightful, and all-round wonderful sort of fella. Alright, so perhaps I’m exaggerating slightly(or greatly) on some or all of those points. The point … Continue reading

We Now Return to Regularly-Scheduled Blogging

I apologize for not blogging more in the past few weeks, but there have been numerous distractions. We had some guests with us for a few weeks, which was very nice. There was also the issue of the Giro d’Italia being broadcast at exactly the same time I’m normally sitting down to blog. Not only … Continue reading

How to Name a Frog

This past weekend we, along with a set of grandparents, spent a few days on Prince Edward Island. You might think that since the ferry is only a short drive from our house we would have been there sometime in the past three years that we’ve lived here, but no, we had not. As a … Continue reading

The Wildlife Park

This past Sunday, which was Mother’s Day, we decided to head off to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. We hadn’t been there previously, but people we’d spoken to had good things to say about it. First off, the many animals that are kept at the park are unable, for a variety of reasons, to be released … Continue reading

Go Hesjedal Go!

The kids and I, and to a lesser extent Mama, have been watching the Giro d’Italia each and every morning. Aside from the fact that it’s a terrific three week, absolutely grueling bike race all over Italy, overshadowed in prestige only by the Tour de France, Ryder Hesjedal, from Victoria, BC, Canada was named Captain … Continue reading

What’s With the Peanuts?

So this fella walks into a pub(you’ll notice I didn’t say “bar”. This was to ensure that nobody followed interrupted me by saying “ouch”. Of course, now I’ve gone on this whole bit, it has proven to be completely unnecessary, as I’ve spent much more time explaining how I didn’t want to be interrupted, while … Continue reading

Have I Got a Deal for You!

Awwwwwww, look how cute she is! Oh my goodness, isn’t she just the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen? Her teeny tiny little ears, her cute little paws, and those giant eyes staring up at you. Oh look, this little kitten is playing on a pile of shoes! It doesn’t get much more adorable than … Continue reading

Photography of a Three-Year-Old

Somehow little Miss Saarah Chayah will end up gaining access to the camera on occasion. She will then proceed to take copious numbers of pictures of everything that she sees. She pays no heed to whether the picture is of an interesting subject, or is even in focus, she just enjoys pressing the button. The … Continue reading