Baseball

Blake has been a Shanghai Hawk for 2 weeks now. It’s a big time commitment, bigger than we are used to, but it’s going okay. Practices are 2-3 hours long, twice a week, and games are even longer. He has a double header this Sat. Oh my.

He had a game last Saturday and played catcher for most of the game. He caught 4 innings and played 3rd for 2 innings.

Bella came to watch!

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Mr Anderson

Oh boy we lucked out this year. Mr Anderson is a wonderful man and we feel so fortunate that Blake is in his class.

I recently read an awesome article in the New York Times about raising your son to be a feminist. It was full of great advice, but one line that has stuck with me in particular. It was a quote from Tony Porter, an author, educator and activist, who is co-founder of A Call To Men. It said, “Put good men in the space of your son.” Simple really, but oh so powerful.

Blake is and has always been surrounded by good men. Scott, Larry, Brett, Bill, Simon Power, Richard Green, Terry Taylor, Dan Forbes, Kevin David, Steve Carozza, Eric Nicolai, Jeff Fessler, Caleb Lott… just to name a few, a tiny fraction of the very good men that weave in and out of our lives.

This year James has been added to that list and for that we are thankful beyond belief.

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Matt Holm, Babymouse

One of Blake’s favourite graphic novels series is Babymouse written by Jennifer Holm and illustrated by her brother Matt Holm.

Matt stopped in for a visit this week and it was pretty awesome. Super nice guy – great with kids!

The kids loved getting to meet this incredible artist.

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Blake’s School Photo for Grade 4

Oh my. He’s looking very grown up. This beautiful boy of mine is 9 years old and in grade four.


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Houston – Woo Hoo!

Blake’s FLL Jr team got a last minute chance to attend the FIRST Lego League World Champs in Houston, Texas.

We arrived at the airport in Houston to some cool signs spread all over the place.

Sooooo excited to be here!

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Books To Eat #BTE2017

Books to Eat is a series of Mondays in our school library where kids/families create a book inspired something to eat. In the past, entries have ranged from incredibly complicated cakes to very simple.People have brought in a single pea to celebrate the book Little Pea, people have also brought in cakes longer than a meter of a realistic dragon for Lord of the Rings. The creativity and delicious is off the charts.

Blake and I are keen participants. We think and plan all year and sometimes put in 2,3 or 4 cakes a year. This year we were out of town for two of the three weeks (disappointing, but worth it) so he and I each made an entry for the first day only.

Blake (with a little help from Scott) – The Secret Keepers

It’s made of Rice Krispies wrapped around a can of soda. He later baked brownies as a base with some blue glass candy around it to look like waves.

Me –  If You Give A Dog a Donut

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Phuket – Water Park

One day in Phuket we met up with some friends, Celeste and Sawyer, at a nearby waterpark. Sawyer in in gr 5 at our school. It was smaller than we expected, but somehow the boys kept themselves busy for 6 hours straight with out ever sitting down.

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Phuket – surfing

Just across the road from the dino golf we found a surfing spot. The boys had an hour to play in the surfing machine.

 

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Phuket – Cooking class

One rainy evening we booked a cooking class and, as luck would have it, it was just the three of us.

Yum!

We made green curry – my absolute favourite!!  We made two other dishes too, and they were all delicious, but man oh man, I love me some thai green chicken curry.

We brought home this mortar and pestle to bring home as a souvenir. Haven’t used it yet, but maybe some day……

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Phuket – the pool

I’ve blogged about our days at the beach. We spent an equal, or probably larger amount of time at the pool. So it deserves some pictures too.

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