Happenings in and around a quiet suburban home.

Canadian Ski Marathon

Posted on February 9, 2014

I think it was day two of Ava’s wee life that Brett began musing about the Canadian ski marathon. Bill had taken Brett when he was young, and he would do the same with his little mighty mite(s).

Every February, crazy Canadians gather in Gatineau to tromp through the forest for kilometres and kilometres – the least sane, spending the night outside comforted only by a bale of hay and a sleeping bag.

After a couple of winters watching Ava non-nonchalantly peddle about on her skis, Brett decided this was the time. They would endeavour to complete one 15-kilometre segment of the 160 km marathon. He packed like a demon and prayed for good weather. And of course, Ava was a champ, yet again.

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Posted on February 4, 2014

A while back, Brett indulged (oh ya, no question) the girls with their own digital cameras. And while I’m painfully aware of what ‘sisters fighting’ looks like, somehow their photo journalism has lend an even grittier appearance to the ugly truth.

Ava tells Edie how she sees it.

Ava tells Edie how she sees it.

This is how we do it

Posted on February 2, 2014

Every so often, I risk life and limb to venture out of the house with ladies that are nearly a full decade younger than I am. The lure of an evening filled with 1990s hip hop goodness is, for the most part, more than I can resist.

But a full day of answering questions about why it is past breakfast, and lunch, and nearly dinner time and I am still in bed (Ava: Wow, mom. You are so tired today, huh?) has me questioning my late night antics.

The answer? Early-evening, in-home dance party. Safety first.

Enjoy! (And goodnight.)