Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas 2011 = Awesome

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Christmas this year was  a good day for all of us. Jacob got his main gift from Mom and Dad, a 6-speed Trek bicycle detailed in black with blue and white trim, on Christmas Eve. There are no training wheels, … Continue reading

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Parenting woes

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May be not to the point of being woes, but parenting difficulties are abundant and seem to only increase in complexity as the children grow. When children are babies and then toddlers, we have difficulty finding personal space, both physical … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Canadian Christmas Concert

Hi. Last Thursday was Jacob’s Christmas Concert at his school, the Canadian International School. His class performed one piece from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker – ‘Waltz of the Snowflakes’. Apparently, this performance was given in the ‘Canadian’ style of the ballet…whatever that … Continue reading

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Christmas is upon us

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We’ve got Harry Connick Jr.’s Christmas album playing, the tree up and decorations Bi recently purchased up around the house. Gifts still need to be bought, but that’s the way it goes. Here’s Jacob posing proudly with our tree which … Continue reading

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Jacob at school

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So, Jacob’s already started at his new school – the Canadian International School. He has to catch the bus at 7:30 each morning, so it’s a bit of a chore getting him up at 6:30, changed and fed in time … Continue reading

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Christmas Music

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Last Saturday, we went to see an international choir and orchestra play a number of different Christmas tunes. Here we are before the event (in the third-row seats Bi was smart enough to encourage us to snag): The concert took … Continue reading

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This is the stuff I think about…

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I do try to be patient with the local approach to buying – ideas as well as products. I come up against it a lot in terms of the way people believe children should be fat to be healthy and … Continue reading

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