Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Life Update

When I got back from the Forest School Practitioners Course in New Brunswick, I went straight to work to open Wild Roots Nature and Forest School for the fall. I continued to write articles for Ottawa Family Living magazine and in journals I keep for Henry and Rosie, but my blog fell to the bottom of the priority list. My blog is like an online scrapbook for my family, a place to jot down my feelings of the season, things our family does and the special occasions in our lives. When I click the "publish" button, I feel like I've saved those memories, kept forever for my children to read when they are older. If we're friends on Facebook or if you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, this update might seem repetitive, but I want to record all the happy highlights from the past few months.


We kicked off the back-to-school season with some NOT back-to-school pictures. We decided not to enroll Henry in junior kindergarten. He is thriving at Forest School and at our homeschool programs.

We signed Henry up for indoor soccer and Rosie began baby ballet. Her first recital is this weekend!

My dad surprised me and took me on a mini road trip to see Adele live in Montreal. We had fantastic seats and her show was incredible.


Henry got his hair cut because he wanted it short like daddy.

"Look mom, I can see my ears!" he said when he saw his reflection in the mirror.

We had a lot of adventures in October. We went to the Carleton Butterfly Show with Nannie and Uncle Mil, enjoyed Carnival Day at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum with our homeschool group and went apple picking as a family.

Henry spent most of October wearing a tea towel cape and underwear over his pants because he wanted to be Batman. He was so excited when he got a homemade Batman costume for Halloween. He still doesn't take it off and even wears it to the grocery store. Superman was proud to have a cape just like her older brother.


It was a dream come true when we opened Wild Roots Nature and Forest School. I love spending my days outside in nature with my preschoolers.

Registration for our winter and spring programs is now open. Parents can order a registration package by sending an email to:


My heart feels like it's going to burst with Christmas cheer. The kids have been busy making Christmas crafts, writing letters to Santa and going to the Parade of Lights. We also introduced a couple of new traditions this year; our Kindness Elves and we cut down our very own Christmas tree!

I'm currently in birthday party planning mode because someone is turning four in less than a week! Here's a sneak peak of Henry's 4th Batman birthday party:

Who needs loot bags when you can go home with your very own cape!?!

More to come!

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