Friday, Kale turned 8. Normally I am really good about posting these annual letters to him on the right day (and I’m actually going to back date this post just so the dates are right) but we[…]
Ask away, kids. But please accept the answer.
The annual dispatch to my son on his birthday. Today, Kale turns seven.
My annual letter to my child on the sixth anniversary of his arrival to this world.
I wrote this in July, and then never published it. After a quick edit, here it is. In July, Kale went to daycare two days a week. Although in a different building, it is run[…]
My annual letter to my kid on the anniversary of his arrival into this world.
Kale and I went on an adventure tonight. I wasn’t really in the mood to spend another night at home, so we went for a drive and ended up on Burnaby Mountain to watch the[…]
Way back when I first moved to Vancouver in 1994, I worked at a vitamin shop in North Vancouver and to get to it I took the Seabus every morning and hiked up the hill[…]
It’s been a little quiet on the old Arbolog these days, primarily because I’ve been so busy for work! This is a great feeling but I will be very pleased to tune out for a[…]
It snowed this weekend, which for those of you in pretty much all the rest of Canada isn’t really worthy of a blog post. But here on the southern coast of BC, snow is rare[…]
I created a slideshow of pictures of Kale from 2011. They’re in order, and it’s about 2 minutes long. He’s been a bit of a pill lately, so I wanted to remember some of the[…]
When Kale is sick I pretty much give him whatever he asks for. Grapes? Check. Cheesy crackers? Sure. Milk? Whatever. There will come a point when he will lose his appetite and I know I[…]
We woke this morning from our candy coma and the world has been covered in frost. Welcome, cold weather. Last night for Halloween it was chilly, but not freezing, and a bit windy. Kale and[…]
Kale starts preschool next week, and I’ve spent the better part of this past two weeks attempting to remember to put together his little kit that the school is requesting we supply. Post dated cheques[…]
This summer has been about weddings for us, and to a lesser degree, backyard parties. It started in July, and we’ve made it to weddings on the North Shore (that’s North Vancouver and West Vancouver[…]
I wrote this a few weeks ago when we were at Alice Lake for Kale’s very first camping trip: So, I’m camping. Yes, that’s right, I am currently at a campsite about 60 minutes away from[…]
Oh Kale. Really? You’re three? What happened to the past 36 months of my life? When did this happen? When did you suddenly go from a newborn blob to this? This chatty, social, silly, lovely,[…]
Inspired by Amber at Crafting My Life, here are 10 things I hope Kale remembers. Please also have a look at my other post today. Swimming a lot Eating blackberries right off the bush in[…]
Kale thinks he is quite the funny guy. Today he tried, with some success, to tell me three different jokes. The first one goes something like “Knock, knock” “Who’s there?” “HA HA HA HA” (Yeah.[…]
I’ve been asked a few times how the Suckyvention went and to be honest, it’s been a bit of a non event. Like the end of breastfeeding and the start of a new sleeping routine[…]
Tomorrow is the Suckyvention. Kale’s love of the Sucky has been well documented, although there aren’t many photos of the cursed thing around because truthfully – I have a love / hate relationship with it[…]
Jam is Awesome from Jen Arbo on Vimeo.
I spent the bulk of this weekend sick and feeling poorly with some sort of throat thing, but the unexpected drop of snow on Saturday night made Kale’s Sunday awesome. I recently bought Kale new[…]
Here’s a cute story from this morning to melt your heart on Valentine’s Day. Our houseguest has gone home as of this morning, and as you tend to do when you have visitors, I’ve now[…]