The dinosaurs made pizza this morning – luckily in Inara’s kitchen, not mine. They were quite enthusiastic about it, although I’m uncertain how some of the fruit they started to cut up will go with the rest of their creation (kiwi on pizza is not for everyone I imagine).
The dinosaurs went fishing this morning. While Spinosaurus worked hard to catch the fish with the help of Triceratops and Stegosaurus as spotters, one raptor used questionable reference material to identify what was being caught, T-Rex worked on cooking up a feast, and the second raptor stole all the fish from the bucket while the others were distracted. Inara was particularly impressed by the fish that had appeared in the bowl of water and Wind River rocks, and by the […]
When Tyler, Inara and I travelled to Newfoundland, Labrador and Cape Breton soon after Inara was born I brought along a sketchbook, some black pens and a portable set of watercolours. It got me in the habit of art journalling when we travel, a habit that I continued this summer on both a family trip down the Stewart-Cassiar Highway, through the Nass Valley, and around Haida Gwaii in British Columbia; and on a two week stint of field work paddling […]
Inara loves foxes…she really, really, really loves foxes. So when we were setting up her bedroom the most logical thing to do was to make sure there were some foxes included. When I was searching around the internet to help me brainstorm ideas for the design elements, I came upon this kit for a knitted fox head. It was absolutely perfect for Inara’s room, so I picked one up. It knit up super fast (the joys of big needles and […]
In the Yukon, harvesting fur is still a way of life for many, especially for many Indigenous Yukoners. A group of my friends have been undertaking a project, called unFURled, which honours that and works to help keep that traditional way of life alive. Part of the project teaches people to work with fur in new ways, including the small off-cuts that are too small for things like moccasins or parkas: enter the fur pompom. In the early Spring I […]
Today the dinosaurs built a bungee jump with Inara’s slinky. The raptor gave it a very enthusiastic first try while the Spinosaurus, Triceratops and Stegosaurus worked safety (with one of the pillows from the couch), and T-Rex and the other raptor cheered from the sidelines. They are pleased with their choice of activity as they were able to cheer Inara up (the poor thing had a negative reaction to her flu shot yesterday and has been throwing up like clockwork […]
One of the true joys (or headaches, depending on your point of view) of a new house is getting to create all of the fun elements that make it truly your own. One of these little touches that we’ve created in our place is our map wall. We put a map of the wall up on the wall of our den and then populated it with photos from our various trips linked to ribbons and pins showing where the photos […]