Markus won a championship and dissected an owl pellet in the same week. He is on the top of the World.
He is Mr. Goalie-pads
This is too cool except for the bit where I now have a dead mouse that an owl spat out on my kitchen table…
Trev and Owie have been doing a lot of reading and art.
Chris: I have a lot of songs in my head.
Owen: If you mix them all together, you’ll get one big song called life.
We have had a very nice winter so far. Markus got serious about hockey and skating. He is playing defence and trying out playing the net. He is super motivated
With Trevor and Owen I have been going xcountry skiing. Chris and Markus join us when they can.
Though we usually go to the lovely trails near Kanata, I have been taking them to ski to cabins in the Gatineau park.
They are not terribly enthused about it, but usually do enjoy the experience.
This October we enjoyed a lovely vacation from our base camp in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.
Close to Quebec City where St Lawrence widens into the ocean, we enjoyed both hikes and the feeling of being at the sea. Owen run up Mont Sainte-Anne and Trevor carefully inspected every cargo ship on the horizon.
It has been summer around our house and things have been absolutely crazy (in a good way).
Here are some fun things we have done…
We went on our annual Beaverbrook camping trip and had a great time paddling on the Kemptville Creek.
While paddling we stumbled onto the Kemptville festival and checked out a retired hot air balloon
Then Trev went on an awesome vacation…
And the rest of us stayed home and partied in our backyard.
We went on some nice walks.
And even rode our bikes a bit.
The boys had a Lego car race. This is Trevor’s report: “Today we had are first weekly V6 race for me I sadly lost my tire and got eliminated Markus won p.s. the Balb Guy is Markus the robot is me and the guy in the jacket is Owen”
The winner, Markus, got to wear the victory suit
I don’t know if they had any more car races but they did build a big boat.
Meanwhile, Markus is all about making ridiculous statements.
M: Oh, new Chirp magazine! Ages 3 to 6. If I get any older I am doomed.
I don’t even want to have a birthday, I just want to continue reading Chirp
C: “Screen time has been proven to ruin children”…
T: I resent that!
M: I reject that! Even though I never actually married it….
He has grown his hair so it is almost as big as mine.
Markus gos an owl shaped kite. I had to rescue it from the roof of the school but it is still good.
Trevor has passed the babysitting course. This is Tweet, his first charge.
Owen at the optometrist’s office.
Markus helping with with coffee biking.
It has been a mild, easy February.
The boys did some concept work. Here is Owen’s plan for a cat robot:
Trevor is making plans for a large house. He is going to build a model of it during the March break.
Markus has been watching the Olympics and wants to do a lot of sports. His current favourite is figure skating, but others will do as well.
last night we set up the printer and put in new ink cartridges of ink and m said that he wanted me to print him an angel so i did. very literally.
Tomorrow these boys go back to school after the two week break. We are all refreshed and ready for 2018.
The temperature during the break was -20C on the average so we did not got to do too much outside.
A few forts maybe…
We started skiing and snowboarding and went to a few museums.
Trevor has gotten into building model airplanes and Markus still loves owls and angles. He asked me to make him owl mittens. I tidied up his room and he was so happy he said it was the best day of his life. He doesn’t even need to clean his room any more – he can just put things where they belong!!!
Owen’s favourite book series is the Grumpy Cat graphic novel. He even got few posters of Grumpy up on his wall.