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Ethan's class is learning about pirates this month. He comes home each day with something new to share. About Jack Sparrow. About ships and sea travel. And everyone is "Matey" right now. Even Helen. So when I went searching online... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Love, Michelle
Last night Winky gathered many of the toys together on Ethan's windowsill. He was excited to watch Ethan open the first box on his advent calendar, and wanted the rest of the toys to join him. Ethan woke up this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2012 at Love, Michelle
This weekend we celebrated Aubrey's birthday. In the weeks leading up we talked about what we could do to celebrate. Where he landed in the end? A day, or even better a weekend, of uninterrupted time to build a shed.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Love, Michelle
Dear Ethan, Yesterday was your first day of kindergarten. You rode the bus, ate all your lunch, and came home raving about the fun you had. I picked you up after school and you cried. You wanted to ride the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at Love, Michelle
Summer has arrived! Even though it was cloudy and 14C on this particular day, we headed to the beach. While the mamas were covered from head to toe with hats, long sleeves and pants, the kiddos were quick to get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Love, Michelle
Despite the crazy ups and downs of our life over the last year, I kept on reading. Mostly at night before bed. Sometimes early on a Saturday morning. Often late at night when I was having trouble sleeping. My goal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at Love, Michelle
Just over a week ago, we were living in the cabin and cooking in a toaster oven. Now, we're baking together in a real kitchen. It's not quite our kitchen yet, but it will do for now. The best part... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2010 at Love, Michelle
Our house is at the end of a cul-de-sac, tucked in the woods. The first thing you see when you look at our house is the deck. There is a big covered deck that wraps around two sides of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Love, Michelle
We have been living without running water for nine months. When we were making plans to build the cabin we tried to include running water. But our friend who had just spent a year with her family in a cabin... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Love, Michelle
Ethan is a night owl. If he gets to bed and asleep by 9 pm we're lucky. Right now, for example, he's busy eating a snack (two PBJ sandwiches and a bowl of strawberries). I've struggled with trying to get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at Love, Michelle
These days I spend a lot of time dreaming of sitting on the deck. In this dream the house is finished. We're all settled in. The giant pile of fill on the west side of the house is gone, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Love, Michelle
Dear Ethan, This summer, Daddy is busy working on the house every spare moment. When he is not at work, he is busy with the house. On the weekends. During the evenings. Every. Spare. Moment. And the two of us?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at Love, Michelle
Happy Fathers Day from Michelle Sicotte on Vimeo. I made this video for Aubrey for Father's Day. I have watched it more times than I can count and get teary every time. I am so lucky to have these two... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Love, Michelle
Sometimes, we have our friends over for drinks on the deck. We don't fuss over details like the fact that we don't have chairs. Or deckboards, for that matter. The sun on the deck on the west side of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at Love, Michelle
This is often the first phrase out of Ethan's mouth in the morning. Around 7:30, we get a knock on the cabin door, and there is Grandpa ready for coffee and breakfast. To think before he arrived we didn't even... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Love, Michelle
We are smack dab in the middle of the Manic Yukon Summer. It's that time of year when it's been light 24 hours a day for almost a month, everyone is sleep deprived and exausted, and you're trying to fit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Love, Michelle
On Monday morning, Ethan and I enjoyed some time reading together. We were curled up on the couch when I suggested he get a book for us to read. Of course he obliged. The first book was About Birds -... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Love, Michelle
I can get dressed up to go out for Mother's Day brunch. Even if I have to wear my duckies in the yard and can't change into my fancy shoes until I get into the car. When I put on... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Love, Michelle
I have been away from this place for quite a while, right? Sometimes, all the best intentions to do something (like post on my blog, for example), are just not enough. Ethan and I were away for several weeks in... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2010 at Love, Michelle
Sometimes, I will whistle a little bird tune, and Ethan will ask "where bird?" He shrugs his shoulders and puts his palms up in question. I'll do the same. Then we'll proceed to search for the bird. Is it under... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2010 at Love, Michelle
This bike is a wonderful treat that came from a few very rough weeks. One day Ethan and I dropped off our wash at the laundromat (again) and decided to go do something fun to pass the time between loads.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at Love, Michelle
I started this shawl in January thinking it would be a quick and easy project. I was chilly as I sat in my office and I wanted something beautiful and stylish to wrap around my shoulders and keep me warm.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at Love, Michelle
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Mar 15, 2010
It's fair to say that things have been difficult around here over the last few weeks. And of course the first thing to fall away is this blog. There are lots of moments I've thought I want to write a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at Love, Michelle
This is a sight we see just about every night. Ethan is supposed to be tucked into his bed, sound asleep (or at least pretending to be asleep), but instead he is pitter-pattering around in the bedroom. Sometimes I think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at Love, Michelle