Saturday, January 27, 2007

Music For Moppets LAUNCHED at Family Literacy Day

It's official
with lots of support and help from family and beyond, Today at the Peterborough Square festivities for Family Literacy Day, Music For Moppets was launched.
The "happy feet" penguins had a case of Moppet Pox and were coloufully spotty on the top of the display
polkas and balloons were beacons for children and their parents
(all balloons were quickly snatched up at the close by kids who asked for one, but came back upon the end as requested by me)
I had lots of great feedback, media interviews & photo opps, met with past grads of Parent Child Mother Goose, asked to read and do songs at another event and next year too, got contacts for my new programs and for other areas I will tap into as time and planning permits
what a day
Glenn and Fiona were there with moppet buttons on and we even had moppet cups.
now for a break for a couple days to get back to the norm
cheers and thanks for all your background support to make this go LIVE LAUNCH!

Fiona meets some characters

Today was family literacy day
and we were at the mall (more on moppets next posting)
fiona met Elliot Moose and Franklin the Turtle
we also were hanging out with our friends kids Ethan & Alyssa
here they're hangin on the batmobile (of sorts)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


So, who'd have thought? All four of us in this generation have businesses. The entrepreneurial spirit in this family is extraordinary!

Idea for some year we're looking for a tax break:
We can all (including kids if we like), and our entrepreneur friends (like Rob & Cath, for example) go to some nice holiday destination and share business expertise on various topics (after all, we DO know a whole lot of stuff!) and call it professional development, and write it off against taxes.

This assumes, of course, that we have income.

But nice idea, eh?

Love, and wishing you good business for all,


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Project deux update

What's new? There's a project 2 update last week complete with video. Check the project blog.

Welcome to winter. Simon went tobogganing. He laughed all the way down the hills (video).

Thursday, January 11, 2007

2 things ....

are we updating to the new BLOGGER software?

if you have not seen the diet coke and mentos experiments ... check out the link
we did this ... well, one bottle and a mentos ... at our Vacation Bible School this summer and it was a hoot!
The kids loved it and it really works!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

dino day at ROM

Gramma treated the cousins to a day at the Royal Ontario Museum on Tuesday
Here we see the cool dino dig
where kids get neat goggles and brushes to explore a sand pit and discover bones
do we have future paelentologists?
or paleontologists
or dino kids in the family?
thanks gramma


Fiona and Simon slide together on New Year's Eve day
as we celebrated family xmas with Nana, Grandpa, Uncles, Aunts and cousins

woolley family xmas

Here we see our Santa Elf with the JK classroom.
Fiona is at the bottom right in black
and MR. FITZ, her teacher is on Santa's knee

Then there is Aunt Kaye and Uncle Derek with Fiona in her new Xmas dress mummy made
and One of Gran and Grandad with her and her new doll Fiona - in a matching fiona dress (yup. mum again)

good bread, good meat

Thanks to Dave for this family (reproduction) treasure
I now have Fiona running about with the bell
which should live on the stand that reads

good and loud for the farm
thanks dave


And for your added enjoyment, here are a few more. Those children are so darn cute!


Here are a some additional pix from Lorne's gracious gathering:

Sunday, January 07, 2007


I was looking in THE BOOK (as it shall henceforth be known) and saw a xmas pic with a VERY wide tree in it. how odd. then, cleaning the bradt server, I found these pics (click this link) and recalled dad's mentioning of the year he went out in the rain, supposedly alone, and came back with a ridiculed tree. short, wide... a bush perhaps? is that the one?

Friday, January 05, 2007

A full house

Christmas Day
It was great having everyone come by our house this year. Even the Calgary Clan was in the house on Christmas and New Years Eve. Thanks to all of you who helped make it a whole new kind of best Holiday Season.
New Years Eve
We'll try to post a Gallery of the festivities on in a future post.

Remembering Dec. 31st, 2006

"Happy New Year", even if it's a few days late. 'Thought I'd put up a few of the better photos, as everyone looked just so darn nice and joyful. Even the grandchildren were such little angels.

Thank you, one and all, for your gracious gifts and just being all together like that.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Smiles and Chuckles...are good ANY time!

Click HERE to see the best-of from New Year's Eve Day with Lorne, Corinne and Simon (which is to say, I left out the pictures where people were unfixably AND unartistically blurred or didn't look their best, but I *had* to include the one with David on the computer next to Corinne)!

And, Dave, I made the thumbnails bigger, just for you!

Thanks for a wonderful visit with everyone, and happy new year!


Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to be first to say happy new year. We were out in McKenzie Towne with the old neighbours, and celebrated as the ball fell in New York. That let us blow the noise makers, have a sip of champagne, and be home before 11:00 pm.