Filling the days, one precious family moment at a time.

A sense of normalcy and routine is emerging from this temporary turbulence. It’s not the same normalcy and routine as before, but it’s not completely worse for it. Filling our days now is far more time with our two little boys than ever before. While we miss “the village” that is our typical support network of schools, grandparents, date-night babysitters, nannies, and even private health club childcare facilities,i we’re adjusting. As you do — as we must. One of the many upsides is that we get to delight in far more precious family moments than we otherwise would. Here are a few of the highlights of the first two weeks in captivity:

1. Playing “naked chase”ii

Niko chase

2. Walks in the carrier

Ari carrier

3. Walks in the stroller

Ari stroller

4. Sleddingiii

sleddin

5. Shoveling snow on our sidewalk

Shoveling
6. Making our hair crazy and curlyiv

Ari curls

7. Eating way too much toast

Toast Olympics

8. Birthday parties via FaceTime

Family FaceTime

We get by, we get by…
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  1. Yup! We’re spoiled! Thankfully for our sanity, if not our family income, The Girl’s job can’t be done remotely, so at least she’s available to keep us afloat!
  2. The degree of clothing depends on the day but we’ll keep the pictures PG on these pages. Either way, the height of the heir apparent continues to astonish. At 125cm tall at 4.5 years of age, he’s in the 50th percentile… for a 7-year-old… and the 98th percentile… for a 6-year-old. Unfortunately for our 92cm tall 2-year-old, his 95th percentile height in his own age group is positively diminutive by comparison. 
  3. Before playgrounds and toboggan hills were closed by the City…
  4. Just like Dad used to have.

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