HUNTER’S PRIMARY ONE ORIENTATION 28 November 2017 in Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Hunter's progress, School

I wouldn’t consider myself a sentimental kind of person. So the thought of Hunter heading off to Primary One next year was something that I found quite exciting, and was looking forward to it. Until…. Orientation Day.   THIS. Seeing him in his new...

HUNTER’S 5TH BIRTHDAY 25 January 2016 in Birthdays, Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Hunter's progress

Our firstborn child turns 5 years old today. And, for the first time, Hunter requested a big boy theme – Transformers. It made me a bit wistful, because previous years he’d either not requested anything at all (too young to understand) or requested cutesy babyish...

MANDARIN RHYMING 19 January 2016 in Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Hunter's progress

Bonus points if you understand what he’s rattling on about!

THE NON-SPORTY KID SKATES! 17 January 2016 in Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Hunter's progress

Hunter’s never been much of an athlete. Not that I’d ever expected it of him, since Chris and I are quite possibly the most sedentary humans that I know of. He’s always shown zero interest in ball sports, or team sports, for that matter....

YOU MEAN MANDARIN WORDS HAVE STROKE NAMES? 18 April 2015 in Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Hunter's progress, School

So kids learn Mandarin differently these days. The strokes within each character all have a name! Kind of like how we spell out each alphabet in a word, but way cooler because instead of words, Chinese writing is kind of pictorial. Here’s what they look...