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→ August 23, 2010
BufferThe summer has been busy and more challenging for my regular blogging activities. As the weather warmed and more of each day was spent outdoors or on the road, sitting in front of the computer has been tougher.
We’ve been on the road this past week, driving from Edmonton to Lake Louise, then onto Kamloops for [...]
→ August 7, 2010
BufferWhen we started summer camp planning back in February (seriously – that’s when I booked them in their first camp), I received recommendations for many camps. But one, in particular, stood out.
Pedalheads is a summer camp for cycling. And being an avid cyclist, I wanted the kids to learn. Several parents in our circle recommended [...]
→ August 3, 2010
BufferIt all started with a quip by my seven year old. We were eating some rather tasty leftover birthday cake and he wanted a second piece.
“If you eat a couple of carrots, you can have another piece,” I suggested, ever the parent.
“I’m not a vegetarian,” said my boy. “I’m a caketarian.”
This was a new coinage [...]
→ July 27, 2010
BufferWhenever we used to walk to Duff’s for chicken wings, Ben would stop in front of the variety store at the corner of Bayview and Fleming (Manor). There he would find a bank of giant dispensers that resemble gum-ball machines. Instead of edible treats, the machines dispense what must seem to a seven year old [...]