Happy Birthday!

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The table is laid for two with napkins and purple tulips. C has been invited to her best friend’s for lunch to celebrate her 4th birthday. We arrive to find the cook rolling out purple dough which she folds and slices into fine noodles. In the Asian culture it is …

I love being a grandmother!

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“Nana, Nana, I missed you so much.” What a joy my grandchild is. I had just walked through the arrivals door at Vancouver Airport and heard C call out to me as she ran to hug me and of course I was moved to tears. I then had to buckle …

Let it snow, let it rain!

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We are now at the end of November and have experienced all kinds of weather. My granddaughter, C, enjoys carrying her umbrella in the rain and wearing her new snow boots in the snow. The family brought out the sleds and C and her mom and dad had fun sledding …

enjoying the fall

Enjoying the fall

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My granddaughter, C, has just gone down for a nap after I read her the book she requested, Thanking the Moon, Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival by Grace Lin. This takes me back to September when her friend, B, invited us to celebrate the moon festival with her Chinese family. …

The New Baby Has Arrived

The new baby has arrived

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On a beautiful BC summer day in July a miracle happened in our family when my second granddaughter IJ was born. When C heard the news she said ‘I knew it was a girl, I knew it was a girl!’ My daughter and son in law had waited until the …

The joy of reading

The Joy Of Reading To Our Children

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A baby nestles in her father’s arms and listens to the sound of his voice as he reads to her in his first language, French. Throughout her young life C has snuggled beside members of her family to listen to many different types of books in French and English: song, …

Playing in the dirt

Playing in the dirt!

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I am getting ready to go out for the evening and my nails are black with dirt. Now I prefer to call the dirt in the garden soil because that is what covers the planet and grows the plants. C and I have been planting a garden with seeds she …

Happy Third Birthday

Happy 3rd Birthday!

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If anyone had told me that at my age my social life would revolve around birthday parties for three year olds I would not have been interested! Now that it’s my granddaughter’s birthday and two of her best friends’ I am totally into it. We decided to hold C’s party …

Go Canada Go

Go Canada Go!

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I write this after finishing a game of snakes and ladders with C and she won the Gold medal! We play other games including Ludo and Pengoloo and these games help teach her counting and memory skills, taking turns and patience. We re enjoying the Olympic games and are watching …