Category: Lifecycles

Ella’s tooth finally comes out

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...

Toothless Ben

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...

Paula’s 50th 0

Paula’s 50th

We – Paula’s loyal friends and family – gathered on November 29 to celebrate her 50th birthday. Leigh-Anne outdid herself with a stylish setting and wonderful food and drink. And Paula glowed all night....

Magic dust

Magic dust

Saturday was dress rehearsal and picture day for the first ballet recital. Ella’s troupe (Baby Ballet, Tuesday class) are doing the Magic Dust dance in Cinderella. When I look at these pictures, it’s as...

Hanukkah Party 2007

Hanukkah Party 2007

Lots of planning went into this year’s party, like any other. The latkes were tasty, the food was oily, and the company was chatty. But, can you tell me why the party always concentrates...

Honouring Mhel

Honouring Mhel

In September, we said goodbye to Mhel and hello to Reycie. Mhel joined us on 2 July 2003 – the day before Ben and Ella arrived. Actually, right around the start of this blog,...

First day of JK

First day of JK

Arm in arm, they headed off for the first day of JK. Ella in her green sundress. Benny in his aquarium t-shirt, with his baseball hat worn backward and cocked to the side. (“Why...

Princess Ella 0

Princess Ella

She is growing into such a beautiful princess. I could look at this smiling face and never get tired of searching for the future in her eyes.

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Benny’s birthday buzz

Benny turned 4 today. And we celebrated with a haircut. A buzz cut, to be exact. Before and after. The pictures speak for themselves. I could hardly watch as the hair came off. The...