Category Archives: Play

Glorious Summer

Summer is in full swing here at The Burrow. We started with visits from various aunts, uncles, and cousins on the Dragon side of the family as soon as school let out. Literally – I took the girls to climbing … Continue reading

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Double Second and She Couldn’t Be Happier

Okay, I’m just going to have to come out and say it. I’m too busy to blog much these days. I’m sorry about that, but that’s just how it is. No amount of me resolving to do better is going … Continue reading

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Crazy Going Slowly Am I, 6-5-4-3-2-1, Switch

Sometimes I think parenthood is just one long, slow descent into insanity. It starts when you are expecting your first child, and some kind of weird madness seizes your brain, causing you to spend hours contemplating the difference between different … Continue reading

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Just Indulge My Wishful Thinking for a Moment

This is what spring looks like here – kids wearing t-shirts and snow boots, eating ice cream on the only dry surface not covered in wet, melting snow. Unfortunately it’s false spring – two unseasonably warm days before the regularly-scheduled … Continue reading

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She’s a Phenom

Creative Cat won her climbing competition on Saturday. For those keeping track at home, she’s three for three now in winning first prize for her age category in climbing competitions. She was amazing in Montreal. She climbed with her usual skill … Continue reading

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Love is Facing A Long Cold Drive this Weekend

This Saturday I will wake up at 6 am, drag my pre-teen out of her cozy bed, and drive two and a half hours to a city in another province. Creative Cat has a bouldering competition this weekend. As much as I enjoy … Continue reading

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Play This Also! Board Game Reviews, Part 2

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Yesterday I reviewed some newer games that my family enjoys. Today I’ll look at some classics that stand up well to the test of time. The appeal of these games is generally that they’re simple to learn but have a … Continue reading

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