Drop-dead Gorgeous

Well, that’s what I think anyway. Here is the picture that brought me out of blog hibernation. Thanks to David for having a Bar Mitzvah, to Paula and Mary Lou for picking a groovy spot, to Leigh-Anne for dressing them so smartly and to God […]

Havdalah under the stars at Camp George

Our Temple Emanu-El Shabbaton concluded with a Havdalah service under the stars on a crisp, clear evening in February. Ella holds our family’s candle just before it is extinguished in the wine cup signifying the end of Shabbat and the beginning of another week. For […]

She makes a great French 75

LA’s current favourite cocktail is the French 75. Served in a flute, the ingredients are: Two ounces gin 1 1/2 Ounces of Simple syrup juice of half a lemon Champagne Directions: Combine sugar, lemon juice, and gin in a shaker full of ice. Shake well, […]

Ella’s tooth finally comes out

After much anticipation and some consternation, Ella’s tooth finally decided to come out. The blood flow couldn’t dampen her enthusiasm to see what the tooth fairy would bring her. Unfortunately, the tooth fairy had some trouble finding the actual tooth which she had placed between […]

The Joy of Hip Hop

Today, we attended Ben and Ella’s dance performance at the Music Hall on the Danforth. Check it out!

Toothless Ben

Ben survived his first tooth extraction today. A little flavoured laughing gas (“tastes like Pez”), his favourite TV show (Mr. Maker) and some prizes (temporary tattoos) and the kid is a happy camper. He didn’t even realize they stuck two needles in his mouth. What […]

Happy 38 LA!

Everybody helps LA blow out all 38 of her candles.

First Day of SK

Ben and Ella started French Immersion Senior Kindergarten today. They look so big. ;-(

Leigh-Anne does swim

People see Leigh-Anne hanging around the pool and they ask her: “Why don’t you swim?” She swims. See for yourself.

Thank goodness for grandmothers

Leigh Anne was getting Ella changed after an evening swim. While brushing her hair, she tells her how proud she is of her swimming. “Momma, do you think there are very many five years old who can swim as good as me?” “I’m sure not […]