Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

This past Saturday was "L- Day", Elle's half birthday, the one day of the year she gets to choose everything we do and eat, and doesn't have to clean up after herself. She took full advantage of the latter! It's interesting to see the differences of what the girls choose on "their day" as they get older. For example, where it used to be an outing of sorts, Elle's choice of how to spend her morning this year was unlimited time on her tablet (rather than her regular 30min limit). She also wanted to see Frozen for a second time, so we treated ourselves to a Saturday afternoon at the movies (we even threw frugality out the window and bought popcorn), and then she got an at home pedicure in the evening. 

Sunday, we headed over to my sister's to celebrate Grandma's birthday. The past year has brought many positive changes in my mother's life, and we are so happy for her! It was great having everyone together to celebrate this wonderful woman, who continues to give of herself each and every day to her family. We love you Grandma! Happy Birthday!


  1. Happy half birthday to Elle and happy full birthday to Grandma!! I hope everyone had a marvellous day!

  2. Your family has so many lovely traditions! I do like the sound of half-birthdays. :-)

    1. The girls really look forward to their half birthdays! It's a rare treat to get to call all the shots while I'm around :)


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