Month: June 2010

Would Money Change Us?

Recently we have been discussing the trend towards coddled kids and helicopter parenting and it is probably no surprise if you have read our blogs that we wish our kids to be independent and to appreciate experience over material goods.  I suggested in a previous blog that I felt that one of the reasons this trend towards coddled kids is that the purchasing… Read more →

Early Summer Garden Photo Essay

Summer has arrived and our garden is in full flower.  The garden gradually starts blooming and before you know it is a sea of colour.  I was impressed with the way the garden looked when I took these “Early Spring Photos”but the garden has progressed even more since then.  Our beds are just packed with plants that it almost looks like it is overgrown (I like… Read more →

Father’s Day Take Two

Tuesday was our Father’s Day do-over and it went a lot better the second time around. I got to choose our activity on Father’s Day and it was no surprise to anyone that I chose to take the family geocaching.   I had the whole day arranged and it would start after breakfast for a morning walk and geocache hiding spree.  After an energetic walk… Read more →

Pests in our Garden

We have had an interesting spring for pests in our garden.  We have a lot of bugs (to keep Annika busy and happy) but there are a couple big pests that have been more notable.  It is hard for me to call these creatures pests, we do live in their environment after all, but they are causing some havoc in our garden and I… Read more →