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My husband…Clark Griswold


Earlier in September, I wrote a blog titled “Traveling with teenagers – tips on how to survive”.
When writing that blog post, I mentioned that I should probably start referring to my husband as Clark Griswold, as he has a passion for large Christmas trees. Now, when I say large, I mean gigantic. We scour the field, up and down, looking for the largest possible tree that will fit in the sunroom – where the ceiling is 12 feet high at the peak. Once we get home he usually has to trim the bottom of tree by a few feet as he always thinks that “the tree will fit”. Read the rest of this entry »


Let’s go to the movies

A great post from Today’s Parent  – Best kids movies of 2012.

Whether it’s a matinee or an evening out at the movies, all kids, no matter what age, enjoy this family-fun activity. It’s a wonderful way to connect with your kids, especially if you don a pair of silly 3D glasses! Clever, adult focused jokes are often slipped into animated movies, which adds to the fun for mom and dad.

So, next time you are wondering what to do with the kids, pile into the car and go to the movies.

Don’t forget to get the large bucket of popcorn – it’s calorie-free, right?

Remember this song from the musical, Annie? It was one of Becca’s favourite movies. I believe we watched this movie at least 20-30 times when the kids were little! Enjoy!


50 Things to Do with Your Family This Christmas Season

Christmas is only a month away. Is the stress already starting to get to you?

Here is a wonderful list of things you can do with your family this Christmas that are fun and inexpensive.

Remember ~ Christmas is all about family and friends. Don’t get caught up in the commercialization and miss out on what is truly important.

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Don’t miss out on some Halloween fun for the family – October 27

Sprout Canada is hosting an event in Hamilton Ontario!

Halloween party at the Hamilton Farmer’s Market Community Kitchen. Saturday October 27, 2012 – from 3-5pm.

Have a bit of fun making spooky snacks and awesome crafts. Bring on the costumes! Campers can reconnect and there is more fun and learning to be had. (Please bring $2 and a non perishable food item to help cover our costs and support local food banks that are running low).

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