Alright, I probably haven't mentioned this before, but I detest exercising. Detest it. I live in the city and I get my exercise by walking everywhere. Literally. I'm one of the women who you see carrying the toddler on her back in a carrier, and also carrying multiple grocery bags, and my possibly my 7 year olds' school backpack. Most of the time I push a stroller that is packed to capacity with bags, gear for the child, and the child. (I know that daily I push 40+ pounds uphill.)
Most parents want to be as informed as they can be when their children aren't feeling well. Instead of going online to check symptoms and get medical information - that's likely to be wrong - parents and caregivers can flip through The A to Z of Children's Health: A parent's guide from birth to 10 years. This book has 14 contributing authors - doctors and a nurse - from The Hospital for Sick Children [SickKids] in Toronto, and has 400+ pages of information.
It's December! Our tree is decorated - it was challenging putting on the ornaments with the girls. Ava was really into it and super excited, but after awhile she ended up playing with a friend instead. Madelaine hung one ornament, and then took several of them off and ran away.
My family loves to watch movies every Friday night...with yummy take-out and snacks. Now with our Apple TV from Staples Canada we can watch Netflix on our TV from the comfort of our couch. Plus we can take advantage of all of the other streaming options.
We have several other Apple products - iMac, iPad, iPhones, iPods, iCloud - and Apple TV works with all of these. It can connect the iPad to the TV allowing us to check emails, to or use our TV as a web browser. Apple TV also easily streams YouTube, Netflix and Vimeo. Plus we can play slideshows from iPhoto and Flickr housed on our iMac, iPad and iPhones. (The plug and play feature allows the other Apple devices to be synced, and everything streams wirelessly to Apple TV using our Wi-Fi network.)
I'm looking forward to the Vancouver Lego Games taking place on Saturday October 26th at the Langley Events Centre. I'll be Tweeting throughout the event, and checking out everyones' creations. It'll be fun to watch the kids [and adults] make their ideas come to life with the Lego.
Buy tickets [here] and attend the second Vancouver LEGO Games. The event will include Exhibitors and Entertainment for the whole family. This year, the Brick Games will raise money for the LEGO Foundation and Love Global Foundation.
Ava is now seven and I've watched her grow up so much over the past 6 months. She has a compassionate and loving spirit, and is a great big sister. She adores her sister, and Madelaine mimics everything that Ava does.