Tag: family time

Goat Farm with Kids

We had one of the quintessential spring outings with the kids last week.  We went to visit a small farm that belongs to my cousin in Fanny Bay, BC.  They call themselves Snapdragon Dairy.  Here are a few links describing what they do.  One from Infocus Magazine and one from Eyes On BC.  We didn’t have any crazy things happen… Read more →

Wild Things and Bunny Ears

We have recently watched the movie Where the Wild Things Arewith the kids.  Bryce mostly ignored it and played with his cars and Jada cried a lot.  We decided not to traumatize her much longer so we stopped the movie short and put Bryce and Jada to bed.  Annika, Martin, and I finished watching it, and I’m glad we did as I wanted to… Read more →

Finding the Perfect Kids Bike

The search for the perfect bicycle for our daughter required the full extent of my bargain searching talent.  Her birthday is coming up and I had considered buying a brand new bicycle but it is hard to justify the $60-100 (or more) price tag for a bike she will any ride for a year or so.  After looking at some… Read more →

We Celebrate Earth Hour

Saturday, March 27this Earth Hour and we will be joining in to cut our electrical consumption for an hour.  Last year we put the twins to bed and we read to Annika by candlelight.  Martin and I had a quiet dinner, also by candlelight, while we played some board games.  Two hours went by and we didn’t even realize it.  It was almost a… Read more →

We are NOT raising Princesses

“What are you doing?!!?”  I screamed to my parents as Annika opened ‘The Little Mermaid’ DVD one Christmas.  ‘This is a Princess movie you fools!!!’  OK, so I did not scream at my parents but I wanted to.  In hindsight I may have over-reacted a little as Annika has now watched ‘The Little Mermaid’ many times as well as ‘Cinderella,… Read more →

Our First “Gardening” Attempt

We went to the garden supply store a week ago and bought all kinds of seeds for the garden.  The kids had fun picking them out and we tried to keep it under control, really.  Since then the weather has been quite rainy and cool and all we’ve managed to do is some more yard clean-up.  Thankfully what we did… Read more →

Mealtime is Family Time

Last night we gave the kids a special treat; we let them watch a movie while eating dinner.  I know!  We are crazy and reckless parents!  Even though it seems commonplace these days I don’t know how long it has been since we watched TV during mealtime.  It used to be an everyday occurrence before we had kids. Mealtime with young kids can be… Read more →

Cultural Experiences in Your Home Town

What can be more exciting for kids than to attend a celebration involving tigers, dragons, & dumplings?  OK maybe that one that includes reindeer, elves, and presents but a Chinese New Year celebration can be very entertaining and educational.  Going to a cultural event can be like travelling to another country for a day, without the jet lag.  I feel… Read more →

The Inefficiency of Kids

I have a great arrangement right now.  I am working with my wife at home on a couple fun business ideas and I get to spend a lot time with of our kids.  We have created the framework for the balanced family lifestyle we wanted.  There is one thing however that has been hard for me with this arrangement.  Kids are… Read more →