Saturday, April 25, 2009


We have a little garden in the house at present. We started some seeds that we plan to plant in the garden outdoor when it is warm enough. The seedlings seem to be doing well in our bay window, and are growing very quickly! Here Emmi is working on transplanting a nasturtium.

Pip is not sure what to make of the tomato seedling. He helped put much of the dirt in the pot!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nature walk in the Big City

We were able to visit Granny and Granddad in Toronto, and Granddad took us on an adventure hike! Within walking distance of their house is access to the ravine network, and it is amazing how much nature you can take in, in the big city!

Part of the hike took place off the paved paths, along an abandoned railway enbankment. It is now a hydo corridor, and you have a view of apartment buildings in the distance.

Granddad pointed out some wild flowers that were starting to grow, here he shows a clump of trout lily to the group.
Pip needed some help on parts of the walk!

Emmi was able to find and identify trout lily a little later on her own, Tim is peeking out from behind the tree!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Pippin!

Our Pip is four!! Seems it was yesterday he was a little baby! And now he's a big boy! While some of us think this latest trick of growing up is a bit much, he seems pretty pleased with himself!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I took this photo on Good Friday afternoon - so wonderful to see the spring coming! I have been reminded recently in a number of ways how good God is to us - to mankind in general, to my family and to me. At the supper table we were talking about God's greatest gift to us, and after numbering many gifts, we came up with "SALVATION" as perhaps His greatest gift! And so, that seems appropriate for an Easter post.

Some of the most exciting words in the Bible:

"Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen!" Luke 24:5, 6

If you do know God's wonderful gift of salvation, I pray that you will be filled again with the wonder of it, and if you don't, I pray that God will be leading you to discover it. And if I can help you on that path in anyway, don't hesitate to ask!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Haircuts!

Here are the freshly shorn boys!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Jubal Cottage School - Spring Concert 2009

We had our Spring Concert last week for Jubal Cottage School, it also marked the end of Jubal for this semester. The Junior Choir (above) sang three numbers, and the Juniors also recited poems. Some gave individual recitations (like Tim doing "The Charge of the Light Brigade"):

Or in a group (here are the littlest ones doing "The Sunbeam", I know the photo isn't great but they were SO CUTE!!).

The Senior Choir was good and the Seniors did monologues, very impressive! Sorry, no photos of Seniors - but maybe next year when Emmi moves up!

The goal of Jubal is to glorify God by training children in the arts. This semester we focussed on music (the choirs) and the spoken word. I think we achieved our goals of building skills in the children. We also were able to share in some great friendships and comraderie!