I want to write today but the sun is shining and it’s April and I live in Oregon. Bear with me. I’ll do what I can.
An Oregon Sun Day is sort of like a Snow Day; some people love it, some people hate it. My kids think school should be canceled. And not so they can play outside. No; my kids think school should be canceled so they can hunker down inside because “THE … Continue Reading “Hair, Vampires and Vitamin D: Letting Kids Make Choices”
No one started crying ’til after 8:30 on Christmas morning. Since crying usually starts around 7:10, we called that a Christmas win, baby!
By 9:00, an inferno of neon blue Lik-a-Stix Fun Dip raged under the kitchen table. Fortunately, one quick-thinking kiddo knocked over his can of breakfast soda which dripped through the slats of the table and effectively tamped down the cloud of sugar dust, gluing it in place for clean-up.
When The Oregon Garden Resort invited our family — all 7 of us — to participate in their Santa’s Workshop event last weekend, I was so excited about their faith in our ability not to break everything or cause trauma to their other guests that I said yes. A night away? Yes. A chance to meet Santa? Yes. Someone else to cook breakfast? Um, yes!
I’ll be honest, though, that upon reflection the … Continue Reading “The Oregon Garden Resort”
We loved the Eiffel Tower at dusk.
And the boat tour on the Seine.
And the crépes and cafés and croissants.
And the art. Of course the art.
And, even though it physically pains me to admit it in public like this, we had a fabulous day at Disneyland Paris.
But when people ask me for my #1 favourite part of our trip, I keep saying the bike tour. Which is funny … Continue Reading “Paris: Bike About Tours”