Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fall (!) Registration

OK, this caught me by surprise.  I knew it was coming, but still!  I know there will be plenty of updates, but for now....

July 21st - fall and kindergym registration began at the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre.  You can now register online though there's a bit of a process to it.  Walk-ins have priority over phone.

Ottawa School of Speech and Drama - registration is also ongoing and they have also introduced an online process.

Nepean Minor Hockey Association - registration has been ongoing since April and early bird pricing ended at the beginning of July.  See for more information. 

August 10th - Dovercourt fall registration begins online at, by phone or in person.  For more information see

Monday, July 26, 2010

Event Listing - July and August (Updates ongoing)

Saturday, August 14 - Westboro Beach kids triathlom, duathlon and fun duathlon.  For detailed information on the event and the courses visit

Hintonburg Community Association free movie night featuring The Spy Nextdoor at 6:30 (inside) and It's Complicated at 8:30 (outside unless it's raining - bring a lawn chair), at the Hintonburg Community Centre.

Friday - August 20th - Radical H2O in the Dovercourt Pool.  Join in for an evening of evening of science fun, experiments and crazy activities.

Sunday August 22nd - Westboro wading pool will host the 16th annual dog swim from 5 - 6 pm.  Come watch the fun or bring your own pooch for the biggest bath its ever had!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


We are back in our house, our home, after 2 months of reno.  We are happy to be here....though surprisingly, on leaving our 2-bedroom apartment the boys said "but we liked living here...".  That's good, but I like more space.  I almost wrote "need more space" but we learnt from our sojourn away that in fact it's quite possible to make do with less and that our family would still be our family one way or another - warts and all.  What were the best things about living in a 2-bedroom apartment with 3 kids?
  • having less stuff - it's surprisingly liberating;
  • the big boys shared a room without a fuss!
  • no child felt lonely when they went to bed - we were all too close by
  • there was a school bus stop right outside the apartment and my kids had playdates with kids they hadn't really played with before;
  • we could walk to Carlingwood;
  • Malak pastries - baklava!
  • "Survive!" by Parker Brothers (circa 1982), a game my husband hauled out of the closet before we moved.