All about summer camp – Q’s views

This is Q here. I just went to camp for a whole week. It was my firstvtime ever. The camp was called Stillwood. Sometimes you might be homesick, like me, for two days, but when they let me call my parents, I wasn't homesick anymore.  We did all kinds of activities like archery, rock climbing, pool party and water Olympics. Those were my favourites. We also did outdoor exploration and power … [Read more...]

Family adventures on a budget – Cultus Lake 

We are almost midway through summer break (gasp!) and if your family is anything like mine, you are starting to get tired of the same old playgrounds and regular day to day activities. I know that we can only visit the nearby school park and scoot around the neighbourhood so many times before hearing the dreaded "can we do something else now?" And with so many days of summer (seriously, I think … [Read more...]

The BFG – a glumptious family film

From the imagination of Roald Dahl, the literary presence that shaped so many of our young reading adventures, and Disney, who infuse magic into everything they do, comes The BFG. This new movie, a family friendly film teaches us that our appearances do to define who we are, and that even though it is difficult, sometimes the right and best thing to do is be who you really are, even when it makes … [Read more...]

Finding Dory -a fintastic family movie

Have you ever felt like there is something important you should be remembering but you just can't? It happens to me all the time, and I'm quite sure I am not the only one. So what happens when Dory, everyone's favourite forgetful fish, finally starts remembering that thing that she keeps forgetting? 13 years after the release of Finding Nemo, Disney Pixar returns us to the sea with Nemo, Marlin … [Read more...]

Alice Through the Looking Glass

   "Curiouser and curiouser..." is pretty much how I felt in the days leading up to the screening of Alice Through the Looking Glass I was invited to attend. I had seen a few trailers, both in the movie previews at the theatre and on TV, I had seen the "Just Like Fire" video by P!nk, and I had done some reading. I have long been a fan of the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp combination, going … [Read more...]

He likes to move it, move it…

Over the last couple of months, I've been working hard to try and up my photography game. I've been playing around with the manual mode on my phone camera, and with the weather being so awesome lately, I've had tons of opportunities to try and capture some action outs of Q. It helps tons that he likes to move it, move it, as the song says. Sorry if you have it stuck in your head now, but as with … [Read more...]

No siblings, no rivalry, no problems

As an only child, Q only has to worry about sharing the TV and agreeing on shows with my husband and I. No siblings, no rivalry, no problems. Right? Since he will never know the joy of battling and negotiating with a sibling to decide on which show to watch, so we make sure to have him practice his negotiating skills on us when it comes to family Netflix time. It can be hard to agree on … [Read more...]

Songs to make you smile 2 – Music Monday 

I am not sure how the weather has been where you are, but here it has been gorgeous. Spring has truly arrived and the weather has been pretty much perfect, if not occasionally a bit warm, for my daily morning walks. This week has been pretty stressful for me, and let me tell you, stress and  CRPS are not a good combination. As a result, I've been dealing with some really high … [Read more...]