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 […]

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 […]

First Day of SK

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

Benny and Yaya at five

This year marks Ben and Ella’s fifth year – a seemingly landmark year. The babies are gone. Well, they still come out once in a while, but they are rapidly moving into the next phase. I met Maddy when she was six. I remember how […]

Purim faces

We celebrated the first day of spring with a fun-filled Purim carnival. Leigh-Anne did the make-up for everyone.

The dragon and the butterfly

We though Ben was over his stomach problems. So did he. So we were all surprised when he barfed in the van on the way to the Magic Kingdom – again. (Maybe it was something about that park, in particular.) Eventually, the day got straightened […]

Fisherman Bears

Little Bear loves to fish with his father. He even has a stuffed bear toy called Fisherman Bear. So when Ben asked me to take him fishing, I immediately thought of Grandpa Hal. Armed with the Dora fishing rods and our tackle boxes, we headed […]