Happy 38 LA!

Everybody helps LA blow out all 38 of her candles.

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 […]

Canada Day Cakes

Canada is a great place to live. Home of the beaver and the maple leaf. So, we celebrated Canada Day this year with some homemade maple leaf cakes. Here is the recipe for the coolest Canada Day cakes in the country: 1. Make two batches […]

Ben at Three

Ben is a handsome and charming little fellow. Fond of his “Chicks Dig Me” t-shirt, he loves anything motorized – “diggers” (construction equipment), “michael-cycles” (motorcycles), “kakikucks” (firetrucks). His favourite word at three is “why”. And he has become accustomed to asking what time it is, […]

Ella at Three

Ella has developed into a precocious little three year old. She is smart as can be and is rapidly learning how to manage her brother. She loves playing make-believe games with older girls (pronounced “gerls”). She is quite capable of going very high on the […]

Ben and Ella at two

Ben and Ella turned two on July 3. Hard to believe it was two years ago – 730 days ago – that they arrived. Everyone says time passes quickly, but it is painful to experience just how quickly. In the place of the once tiny, […]

Quote for Jay’s 41st

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear […]

From generation to generation

HLP (Grampa Hal) begat AJP (Daddy Jay) begat BJP (Benny). All photos are taken at approx. 2 years of age. Remarkable.

One year young!

At 5:12 pm today, Ben was one year old. What can I say. I just lived through the best year of my life. Nothing is better than watching your boy grow from a tiny almost 7 pound morsel into a sweetheart of a little fella. […]

Happy 40th!

The many faces of Jay. There are many more here. 40 years is a long time. Have a look at party pictures here.