Monday, 19 February 2018

8/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"
Jackson: Throwing rocks into the chuck preparing for the upcoming baseball season.

Lily: Jumping for joy in the sunshine. It was cold but gorgeous and we were so happy to be outside.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

7/52

"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson & Lily: Enjoying an afternoon hike up our local Valentine Mtn with the dogs. Lately the sun has been doing a great job of hiding so when we see it, we absolutely must go outside. 

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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

6/52

 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: It's been a bit of a rough week for my boy but he's handled it all very well. I'm as proud as ever. 

Lily: Peeking through the window of her tree house in the woods behind our place. 

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Monday, 29 January 2018

5/52



"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: About to drop the puck for some little guys for a game he reffed over the weekend.

Lily: Giving her best Luna Lovegood impression for Literacy Week Dress as your Favourite Character Day. To put it mildly, she LOVES this day every year and will miss it tremendously next year when she heads to high school. She had us print out some Quibbler covers that she pasted to the front of magazines and carried around all day. See more photos of Lily Luna below. 



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Monday, 22 January 2018

4/52


 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: He really is an active guy but he also LOVES his phone, computer and his Playstation a little too much in my eyes.  I hate all the screen time but he does get up voluntarily to play hockey at 5am every Tuesday then plays at least 3 or 4 more times per week as well as reffing. Plus PE in school and the occasional basketball game with buddies, it's not as though he is sitting around all the time on a device. Finding the right balance is hard. I wish he read more however that does not seem to interest him one bit these days. Hopefully he will jump back into a good book one day. I don't know what the right answer is but I do know from talking to other parents that he is just like his peers. We take everything away at night but it often is with a little argument. It's a different world we are living in now. It's tough.

Lily: There are books all over the house full of stories or thoughts or pictures. It used to be papers everywhere but we got smart and started buying her blank books to fill up. She's very much like her Dad. Her mind is always buzzing with ideas.  

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Monday, 15 January 2018

3/52


 "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: It was a hockey filled weekend for my boy. Our town hosted a tourney for our level so he got to play 5 games in total over the three days. He received the MVP in our first game and scored several goals throughout the tourney. He was also called up to play with the rep team for a game. His team took home gold against Campbell River in a barn burner of a final with a 5 minute overtime and a shootout. It was fun to watch and exciting for him to play - a great weekend of hockey!

Lily: While her brother played hockey, this lady had some time with her girlfriends. She did watch a couple of games and also volunteered to work the raffle table with her cousin, but if she didn't have to be at the rink, she wasn't. :)
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Sunday, 7 January 2018

2/52


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2018"

Jackson: We went for a little hike while visiting Victoria for a hockey tourney. This pic was taken New Year's Day at Thetis Lake. My boy is certainly looking older to me these days but still lets me take his photo which I'm so grateful for. 

Lily: Sitting and looking so pretty (in my opinion) above the clouds at the lookout on the Malahat Highway. 
Joining in with Donna and others for another year of Living Arrows.
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