Wednesday, February 22, 2017

IEEE - Ottawa Robotics and Engineering Challenge 2017

We have had a really hyperbolic two weeks of triumphs and total tech disasters getting ready for the 2017 Robotic competition.  Both the boys are programming and building and trouble shooting.  It's been a bit hectic, but we're almost done and seeing as it is this Saturday, that's good.

Thanks Liz

We went to Liz Powell's community family party at the Beckwith Arena and it was AWESOME!  There was pizza and pop and face paint and cotton candy and open ice time at the rink.  Other than a melt down about washing faces at bath time, it was a totally perfect.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


It took Cole almost of month of slowly working on this sketch to completely finish it.  There were several iterations and the shading alone took the better part of two weeks.  It's pretty amazing.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Great Chesterton quotes for a post-modern world:

G.K. Chesterton

“Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”

― G.K. Chesterton

Like us!!

Hello everyone.  Please, please take two minutes and click on this link: Essy's creation!

We need a bunch of likes so that Lego will make Essy's lego creation into a new set!!  If she gets chosen, she can go to Copenhagen and tour the lego factory.  Cole has offered to be her travel guide :)

Thanks everybody.


Saturday, February 11, 2017


Essy got hit with a bad flu this week.  She listened to an endless stream of Winnie the Pooh, Beatrix Potter and the intolerable Magic Tree house series... I had to break out the ear phones for those ones.